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Fat Angie

Title

Fat Angie

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780763661199

Pages

264 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fat Angie's sister was captured in Iraq, she's the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything?

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Family member death; Military families; Divorce; Adoption; Homosexuality; single mother; death of a sister; sister in the military; divorced parents; adoptive brother; lesbian teenager

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Ohioana Book Awards, 2014, Nominee, Juvenile Literature
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2014, Winner, Children's (Young Adult Literature)

Keywords

bullying; basketball; army; friendship; romance; therapy; attempted suicide; high school

Diversity Impact

direct

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