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The Difference Between You and Me

Title

The Difference Between You and Me

Publisher

Viking Children's Books

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780670011285

Pages

256 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

School outsider Jesse, a lesbian, is having secret trysts with Emily, the popular student council vice president, but when they find themselves on opposite sides of a major issue and Jesse becomes more involved with a student activist, they are forced to make a difficult decision.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbian teenagers

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

50 Books about Labor, 2011 Hand in Hand: The Hard Work of Activism
Best of the Best Books, 2012 Fiction
Choices, 2013 Fiction Young Adult
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2012 Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2012
Rainbow List, 2013 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2012

Keywords

high school; romance; protest; activism; secret relationship; differences; school issues

Diversity Impact

direct

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