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Totally Joe

Title

Totally Joe

Authors

James Howe

Publisher

Atheneum

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780689839573

Pages

189 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

As a school assignment, a thirteen-year-old boy writes an alphabiography--life from A to Z--and explores issues of friendship, family, school, and the challenges of being a gay teenager.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

850L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2005, Finalist

Keywords

coming out; homophobia; friendship; middle school; school assignment; movies; bullying; acceptance; writing

Diversity Impact

direct

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