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The Less-Dead

Title

The Less-Dead

Authors

April Lurie

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780385736756

Pages

229 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sixteen-year-old Noah Nordstrom, whose father is the host of a popular evangelical Christian radio program, believes that the person who has been killing gay teenagers in the Austin, Texas, foster care system, is a regular caller on his dad's show.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Rainbow List, 2011 Young Adult/ Crossover Fiction

Keywords

Christianity; Evangelical Christians; radio talk show; music; guitars; teenage rebellion; murder; Austin, Texas; crime; poetry; Bible; tolerance; acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

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