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How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

Title

How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

Authors

Michael Cart

Publisher

HarperTeen

Pages

350 pages

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780061154980

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Transgender; lesbain teenager; gay teenager; transgender teenager; boy to girl; girl to boy

Annotation

Presents twelve stories by contemporary, award-winning young adult authors, some presented in graphic or letter format, which explore themes of gender identity, love, and sexuality.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

boys and girls

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male; female/female

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

Choices, 2010; Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009; Rainbow List, 2010; Lambda Literary Award, 2010, Finalist

Keywords

love; sex; AIDS; friendship; letter

Item Type

Fiction

Format

short stories

How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

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