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Blue is the Warmest Color

Title

Blue is the Warmest Color

Authors

Julie Maroh

Illustrator

Julie Maroh

Publisher

Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781551525143

Pages

160 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. Clementine, a high school student, has an average life: she has friends, family, and the romantic attention of the boys in her school. When her openly gay best friend takes her out on the town, she wanders into a lesbian bar where she encounters Emma: a punkish, confident girl with blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, and Clementine finds herself in a relationship that will test her friends, parents, and her own ideas about herself and her identity.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbian; lesbian teenager

Main Character

female teenager; female adult

Race/Ethnicities

French

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Rainbow List, 2014 Graphic Novels
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2014 From The Adult Books 4 Teens Blog
USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2014 Grades 9-12

Keywords

LGBTQ youth; French; coming out; artist; love story; death; drug overdose

Diversity Impact

direct

Blue is the Warmest Color

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