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Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before

Title

Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before

Publisher

Ooligab Press

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781932010732

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Shy, intellectual, and living in rural Oregon, Triinu Hoffman just doesn't fit in. She does her best to hide behind her dyed hair and black wardrobe, but it's hard to ignore the bullying of Pip Weston and Principal Pinn. It's even harder to ignore the allure of other girls. As Triinu tumbles headlong into first love and teenage independence, she realizes that the differences that make her a target are also the differences that can set her free. With everyone in town taking sides in the battle for equal rights in Oregon, Triinu must stand up for herself, learn what it is to love and have her heart broken, and become her own woman.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Racial Diveristy; Homosexuality; Biracial; homosexual; lesbian teenager; same sex relationship; biracial child; different races; mixed race

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Ethiopian / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2015, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

gay rights; tolerance; high school; families; coming out; Oregon

Diversity Impact

direct

Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before

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