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Silhouette of a Sparrow

Title

Silhouette of a Sparrow

Publisher

Milkweed Editions

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781571317049

Pages

208 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

During the summer of 1926 in the lake resort town of Excelsior, Minnesota, sixteen-year-old Garnet, who dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology, is resigned to marrying a nice boy and settling into middle-class homemaking until she takes a liberating job in a hat shop and begins an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; homosexual; lesbian teenager; same sex relationship

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2013, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature, 2012, Winner
Minnesota Book Awards, 2013, Finalist, Young People's Literature
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2013, Winner

Keywords

feminism; self-actualization; orinthology; Minnesota; summer job; forbidden romance

Diversity Impact

direct

Silhouette of a Sparrow

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