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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

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay teenager; same-sex relationship

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2005, Finalist

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

direct

Totally Joe


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