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Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie

Title

Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie

Authors

S.J. Adams

Publisher

Flux

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780738726762

Pages

256 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A sixteen-year-old lesbian tries to get over a crush on her religious best friend by embarking on a "holy quest" with a couple of misfits who have invented a wacky, made-up faith called the Church of Blue.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

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

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2013, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)

Keywords

religion; Iowa; self-perception; crushes; quest; confessions

Diversity Impact

direct

Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie

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