DIVerse Families
 
Openly Straight

Title

Openly Straight

Authors

Bill Konigsberg

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Pages

320 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780545509893

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay child; homosexual

Annotation

Tired of being known as "the gay kid," Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Crystal Kite Member Choice Award, 2014, Finalist, Author (Southwest(Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Southern Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico); Lambda Literary Award, 2014, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult; Sid Fleischman Humor Award, 2014, Winner, General Fiction; Sid Fleischman Humor Award, 2014, Winner; Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2014, Finalist, Young Adult Literature

Keywords

dentity; prep schools; Massachusetts

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Openly Straight

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