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The Other F-Word

Title

The Other F-Word

Authors

Natasha Friend

Publisher

Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780374302344

Pages

336 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Milo has two great moms, but he's never known what it's like to have a dad. When Milo's doctor suggests asking his biological father to undergo genetic testing to shed some light on Milo's extreme allergies, he realizes this is a golden opportunity to find the man he's always wondered about. Hollis's mom Leigh hasn't been the same since her other mom, Pam, passed away seven years ago. But suddenly, Leigh seems happy—giddy, even—by the thought of reconnecting with Hollis's half-brother Milo. Hollis and Milo were conceived using the same sperm donor. They met once, years ago, before Pam died.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Homosexuality; Single parent; Surrogacy; Family member death; same sex relationship; two moms; lesbian mothers; single mother; death of a mother; in-vitro fertilization; sperm donor; sperm donation

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

two mothers and single mother

LGBTQ+

female/female

Keywords

identity; test tube babies; families; friendship; heath issues; allergies; genetic testing; donor siblings

Diversity Impact

direct

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