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Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom

Title

Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom

Publisher

Bloomsbury USA

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780802723505

Pages

272 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Feeling humiliated and confused when his best friend Tessa rejects his love and reveals a long-held secret, high school senior Luke must decide if he should stand by Tessa when she invites a female date to the prom, sparking a firestorm of controversy in their small Indiana town.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Homosexuality; single mother; homosexual; lesbian teenager; same sex relationship

Main Character

girl and boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father; single mother

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Rainbow List, 2013 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

best friends; friendship; proms; small towns; Indiana; rejection; high school; controversy

Diversity Impact

direct

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