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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Title

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Authors

Rachel Cohn

Illustrator

David Levithan

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780375859557

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In a story told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmastime in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexaulity); Divorce; Homosexuality; divorced parents; co-parenting; two homes; gay; gay brother

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents; mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Australian Book Design Award, 2011, Commended, Young Adult
Indies Choice Book Award, 2011, Honor Book, Young Adult
Silver Inky, 2011, Short List
Thumbs Up! Award, 2011, Honor Book
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2012, Winner, High School

Keywords

treasure hunt; identity; New York; Christmas; notebook; dogs; drinking

Diversity Impact

indirect

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