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Wide Awake

Title

Wide Awake

Authors

David Levithan

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Pages

221 pages

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780375834660

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; lesbian

Annotation

In the not-too-distant future, when a gay Jewish man is elected president of the United States, sixteen-year-old Duncan examines his feelings for his boyfriend, his political and religious beliefs, and tries to determine his rightful place in the world.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male; female/female

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

Rainbow List, 2008 Teen Read Week: Get Active, 2006 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010

Keywords

practical politics; social action; prejudice; elections; President

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Wide Awake

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