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Little & Lion

Title

Little & Lion

Authors

Brandy Colbert

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780316349000

Pages

327 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her [stepbrother] Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL820L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Step parent; Interracial; Biethnic; Bisexuality; Mental illness; step father; step brother; interracial family; interracial parents; biethnic family; two ethnicities; bisexual teenager; bipolar disorder; bipolar II; teenager with a mental illness

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and step father

LGBTQ+

bisexual female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2018, Winner, Children's (Young Adult Literature)
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Ages 14 and Older
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2017 Fiction for Older Readers
Kirkus Best Teen Books, 2017 Best Teen Romances
Rainbow List, 2018 Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2018 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

siblings; romance; boarding school; summer; Jewish; Judaism; religious conversion; Los Angeles, California

Diversity Impact

direct

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