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I’ll Give You the Sun

Title

I’ll Give You the Sun

Authors

Jandy Nelson

Publisher

Dial Books

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780803734968

Pages

384 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL740L

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Family member death; Separation; Homosexuality; Addiction; death of a parent; death of a mother; death of a grandparent; family tragedy; accident; loss; separated parents; separate homes; co-parenting; gay; gay family member; gay teenager; gay child; gay brother; gay sibling; same-sex partner; same-sex relationship; alcoholism; drug addiction; substance abuse

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Nutmeg Book Award, 2017, Winner, High School; Cybils Awards, 2014, Finalist, Young Adult Fiction; Goodreads Choice Award, 2014, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2016-2017, Winner, Grades 9-12; James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature, 2015, Winner, Young Adult; Northern California Book Award, 2015, Winner, Teen; Gold Inky, 2016, Short List; Oregon Reader's Choice Award, 2017, Winner, High School; Silver Inky, 2016, Long List; Thumbs Up! Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Literature; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2016-2017, Winner, High School; Waterstones Children's Book Prize, 2016, Short List, Older Fiction

Keywords

twins; sibling rivalry; art; drawing; painting; popularity; romance; sculpting; mentorship; art school; death; grief; affair; superstitions

Diversity Impact

indirect

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