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Grasshopper Jungle

Title

Grasshopper Jungle

Authors

Andrew Smith

Publisher

Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group

Pages

390 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780142425008

Genre

science fiction

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Homosexuality; Bisexuality; single mother; gay teenager; bisexual teenager

Annotation

Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

single mother; mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male; male/female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015; Booklist Top 10 LGBTQ for Youth, 2015; Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2014; Choices, 2015; Rainbow List, 2015; School Library Journal Best Books, 2014; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2015; Best Books for Teens, 2014; Best Young Adult Book, 2014; Futurescapes: Selected Speculative and Science Fiction for Children and Teens, 2011; Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009; Got Text Complexity? Selected Literature for Common Core Standards in English Language Arts (Grades 6-12, 2013; NYC Reads 365, 2015; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2016; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2014, Winner, Fiction; Michael L. Printz Award, 2015, Honor Book; Battle of the (Kids') Books, 15, Nominee; Gold Inky, 2015, Long List; Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2014, Runner Up, Young Adult Literature; School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2015, Nominee; Thumbs Up! Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Literature

Keywords

end of the world; survival; friendship; families; insects; grasshoppers; Iowa; smoking; private school; war

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Grasshopper Jungle

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