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The Secret Ingredient

Title

The Secret Ingredient

Authors

Stewart Lewis

Illustrator

Trish Parcell (book designer

Publisher

Delacorte Press, Random House

Pages

243 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780385743327

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Homosexuality; Adoption; same-sex parents; adopted child; birth mother

Annotation

After a chance meeting with a psychic, Olivia, a teen cook living in Los Angeles with her two dads and misfit brother, finds a vintage cookbook with handwritten notes inside and pieces together a story that turns a normal summer into a search for her birth mother.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

gay parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2014 Finalist United States

Keywords

growing up; family; coming of age

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Secret Ingredient

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