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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

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Step parent; Biethnic; Interracial; Bisexuality; step father; step brother; biethnic family; two ethnicities; interracial family; interracial parents; bisexual teenager

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black / Jewish / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

bisexual female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Stonewall Book Award
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2018, Winner, Children's (Young Adult Literature)

Keywords

family; siblings; romance; mental illness; bipolar disorder; boarding school; summer

Diversity Impact

direct

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