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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

Title

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

Publisher

Scholastic

Pages

141 pages

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9780590458818

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbian mother

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

Family Formation

gay parents

Main Character

boy and mom

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female / female

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

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