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Lola and the Boy Next Door

Title

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Publisher

Dutton Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780525423287

Pages

352 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Budding costume designer Lola lives an extraordinary life in San Francisco with her two dads and beloved dog, dating a punk rocker, but when the Bell twins return to the house next door Lola recalls both the friendship-ending fight with Calliope, a figure skater, and the childhood crush she had on Cricket.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay parents; two fathers

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

two fathers

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult
Goodreads Choice Award, 2011, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Listen Up Awards, 2012, Winner, Young Adult
Silver Inky, 2012, Long List

Keywords

romance; fashion; costumes; San Francisco; next door neighbors

Diversity Impact

indirect

Lola and the Boy Next Door

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