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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

Title

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

Publisher

HarperTeen

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062270986

Pages

419 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees. Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn't possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she's starting to fall for the girl. Even if there's a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right?

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Homosexuality; Family member death; Step parent; lesbian teenager; death of a mother; step mother

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

father and step mother

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages 14 and Older
Best of the Best Books, 2016 Teen Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
Rainbow List, 2017 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

lesbian; Evangelists; Georgia; moving; friendship; romance; radio; promises

Diversity Impact

direct

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