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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

Title

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

Publisher

Scholastic

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9780590458818

Pages

141 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Almost-fourteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbian mother

Main Character

boy and mom

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

gay parents

LGBTQ+

female / female

Awards

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

Keywords

race; parents dating; acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

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