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Hit the Road, Manny

Title

Hit the Road, Manny

Authors

Christian Burch

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781416928126

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

As the Dalinger family travels across America in a rented recreational vehicle, Keats grows more accepting of the attention-getting behavior of their "manny"--Male nanny--especially after a visit with the manny's parents on their Wyoming ranch.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2008, Finalist
Lambda Literary Award, 2009, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

nanny; male nanny; roadtrip; RV; cross-country adventure

Diversity Impact

direct

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