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Empress of the World

Title

Empress of the World

Authors

Sara Ryan

Publisher

Speak

Pages

304 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780142500590

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Bisexuality; Divorce; bisexual teenager; divorced parents

Annotation

While attending a summer institute for gifted students, fifteen-year-old Nic meets a girl named Battle, falls in love with her, and finds the relationship to be difficult and confusing.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female; male/female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2005; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2002; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE, 2002, Winner, Young Adults; Lambda Literary Award, 2001, Finalist, Children's (Young Adult)

Keywords

summer camp; love; friendship; questioning; archaeology; dancing

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Empress of the World

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