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It Looks Like This

Title

It Looks Like This

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780763687199

Pages

327 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Moving to a new city and joining an evangelical church despite his own reluctance, artistic Mike is bullied by a father who wants him to play sports and toughen up, a situation that is complicated by Mike's growing feelings for another newcomer.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages 14 and Older
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2017 Grades 9-12

Keywords

bullying; gay teenagers; art; sports; tragedy; conversion therapy; church; religion; homophobia

Diversity Impact

direct

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