From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbian mother
Almost-fourteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman.
boy and mom
female / female
African American / White
Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition,1997 National Council of Teachers of English; Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Second Edition,1997 National Council of Teachers of English; Kirkus Book Review Stars,1995; Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, May,1995 Cahners; Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association,1996 Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults,1996 American Library Association; Young Adults' Choices,1997 International Reading Association; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2006 American Library Association; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 1997; Nominee Vermont; Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1996; Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 1996 Honor Book United States; Lambda Literary Award, 1995 Winner United States
race; parents dating; acceptance
Woodson, Jacqueline, "From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun" (1995). DIVerse Families. 121.