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Holly's Secret

Title

Holly's Secret

Authors

Nancy Garden

Publisher

Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780374332730

Pages

144 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When she starts middle school, eleven-year-old Holly decides to become sophisticated and feminine, change her name to Yvette, and hide the fact that her two moms are lesbians.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Homosexuality; adopted child; adoptive parents; same-sex parents; lesbian; lesbian adults; lesbian mothers

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

two mothers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2000, Finalist
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002 Critical Literacy

Keywords

new identity; schools; prejudices; fitting in; Massachusetts; middle school; secret; acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

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