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Crossing Lines

Title

Crossing Lines

Authors

Paul Volponi

Publisher

Viking

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780670012145

Pages

256 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

High school senior Adonis struggles to do the right thing when his fellow football players escalate their bullying of a new classmate, Alan, who is transgendered.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

810L

Topic

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

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult

Keywords

high school; football; fashion; peer pressure; bullying; homophobia; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

Crossing Lines

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