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Jumpstart the World

Title

Jumpstart the World

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Pages

186 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780375866654

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Transgender; Single parent; girl to boy transgender; single mother; mother dating

Annotation

Sixteen-year-old Elle falls in love with Frank, the neighbor who helps her adjust to being on her own in a big city, but learning that he is transgendered turns her world upside-down.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and boyfriend

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

girl to boy transgender

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2011 Bank Street College of Education; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2014 YALSA-ALA; Sequoyah Book Award, 2012-2013; Nominee Oklahoma; Lambda Literary Award, 2011 Finalist United States

Keywords

moving; apartment; mothers and daughters; friendship; next door neighbor; cat

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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