Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Homosexuality; Bisexuality; single mother; gay teenager; bisexual teenager
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.
single mother; mother and father
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
end of the world; survival; friendship; families; insects; grasshoppers; Iowa; smoking; private school; war
Smith, Andrew, "Grasshopper Jungle" (2014). DIVerse Families. 861.