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Mariposa Gown

Title

Mariposa Gown

Publisher

Tincture

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781590213513

Pages

218 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Caliente Valley High School senior Maui, a gay Latino, is torn between his growing affection for a wealthy newcomer and his loyalty to the LGBT alliance he helped found, whose members consider making a statement by attending prom in drag.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Bisexuality; Single parent; Bicultural; Family member death; gay; gay teenager; bisexual sister; bicultural family, two cultures; cultural heritage; single father; death of a mother; loss; family tragedy

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Mexican American

Family Formation

single father

LGBTQ+

gay male; bisexual female

Awards

Rainbow List, 2013 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

coming of age; prom; drag; high school; gay-straight alliance club; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

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