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We Are the Ants

Title

We Are the Ants

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781481449632

Pages

451 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Divorce; Family member death; Kinship care; Incarceration; Family violence; Homosexuality; single mother; divorced parents; death of a fetus; grandmother staying with grandchildren; sister raising brother; incarcerated teenager; abusive brother; abusive father; gay teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother and grandmother

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
Goodreads Choice Award, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction

Keywords

aliens; end of the world; juvenile detention; Alzheimer's Disease; new job; high school; bullies; love; suicide; unborn baby; science; space; friendship; assault

Diversity Impact

indirect

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