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A Question of Manhood

Title

A Question of Manhood

Authors

Robin Reardon

Publisher

Kensington Publishing Corp

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780758246790

Pages

310 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When his brother, a soldier in the Army during the Vietnam War, reveals that he is gay, and then is killed in action, sixteen-year-old Paul Landon, haunted by a knowledge he cannot share, gets a glimpse of who his brother really was when he meets JJ, a new employee at his parent's pet supply store--and a gay college freshman.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships: LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Military families; Homosexuality; death of a brother; brother in the military; gay; gay brother; gay friend

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Rainbow List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

Vietnam War; killed in action; pet store; friendship; grief; secrets

Diversity Impact

direct

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