DIVerse Families
 
The Game of Love and Death

Title

The Game of Love and Death

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Pages

329 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780545668347

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adopted child; adoptive family; interracial relationship

Annotation

In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

boy and girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2015 Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth, 2015 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2015 YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2016 Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young adult(Speculative Fiction) Kirkus Prize, 2015, Finalist, Magical Realism Pacific Northwest Book Award, 2016, Winner, Children's Book

Keywords

teenage boys; teenage girls; race relations; love; death; college; pilot; singing; Great Depression

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Game of Love and Death

Share

COinS