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Star-Crossed

Title

Star-Crossed

Authors

Barbara Dee

Publisher

Aladdin

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781481478489

Pages

277 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Mattie is cast as Romeo in an eighth-grade play, she is confused to find herself increasingly attracted to Gemma, a new classmate who is playing Juliet.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

640L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Bisexuality; bisexual; bisexual teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

bisexual female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction; Goodreads Choice Award, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade

Keywords

coming of age; friendship; theatre; Shakespeare; Romeo and Juliet; middle school; school play; supportive friends and family

Diversity Impact

direct

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