We Are the Ants
Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Divorce; Family member death; Kinship care; Incarceration; Family violence; Gay/Lesbian; single mother; divorced parents; death of a fetus; grandmother staying with grandchildren; sister raising brother; incarcerated teenager; abusive brother; abusive father; gay teenager
single mother and grandmother
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
Goodreads Choice Award, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction
aliens; end of the world; juvenile detention; Alzheimer's Disease; new job; high school; bullies; love; suicide; unborn baby; science; space; friendship; assault
Hutchinson, Shaun David, "We Are the Ants" (2016). Diverse Families. 1226.