DIVerse Families
 
Starting from Here

Title

Starting from Here

Authors

Lisa Jenn Jenn

Publisher

Amazon Publishing

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781477847541

Pages

282 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sixteen-year-old Colby is barely hanging on with her mother dead, her long-haul trucker father often away, her almost-girlfriend dumping her for a boy, and her failing grades, when a stray dog appears and helps her find hope.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Single parent; Homosexuality; death of a mother; grief; single father; homosexual; lesbian teenager; same sex relationship

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

LGBTQ+

female/female

Keywords

teenage girls; dating; high school; fathers and daughters; dogs; truck driver; injured dog; personal walls

Diversity Impact

direct

Starting from Here

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