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Giraffe People

Title

Giraffe People

Authors

Jill Malone

Publisher

Bywater Books

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781612940397

Pages

262 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In the 1990s military brat Cole Peters, daughter of a chaplain, must face the obstacles of figuring out her persona while being bounced between religion and military and multiple transitional homes. She meets Meghan, whose ambition is directed toward West Point. Cole's parent's eyes see the relationship as a good influence for their rebellious daughter...until Cole and Meghan become lovers.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Military families; Homosexuality; father in the military; lesbian; lesbian teenager

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Rainbow List, 2014 Teen Fiction

Keywords

families of military personnel; living on base; friendship; relationships; high school; religion; West Point

Diversity Impact

direct

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