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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Title

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Authors

Rachel Cohn

Illustrator

David Levithan

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Pages

288 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780375859557

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexaulity); Divorce; Homosexuality; divorced parents; co-parenting; two homes; gay; gay brother

Annotation

In a story told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmastime in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

divorced parents; mother and father

Main Character

boy and girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Australian Book Design Award, 2011, Commended, Young Adult; Indies Choice Book Award, 2011, Honor Book, Young Adult; Silver Inky, 2011, Short List; Thumbs Up! Award, 2011, Honor Book; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2012, Winner, High School

Keywords

treasure hunt; identity; New York; Christmas; notebook; dogs; drinking

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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