DIVerse Families
 
Notes from the Blender

Title

Notes from the Blender

Publisher

Egmont USA

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781606841402

Pages

229 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Two teenagers -- a heavy-metal-music-loving boy who is still mourning the death of his mother years earlier, and a beautiful, popular girl whose parents divorced because her father is gay -- try to negotiate the complications of family and peer relationships as they get to know each other after learning that their father and mother are marrying each other.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Step parent; Family member death; Homosexuality; divorced parents; step mother; step father; step siblings; death of a mother; gay father

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

step father and step mother

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2012
Rainbow List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction
Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2012 - 2013
Tayshas High School Reading List, 2012

Keywords

moving; relationships; baby sister; music; same sex marriage; death metal music; gymnastics; Christianity

Diversity Impact

direct

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