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Love Is the Higher Law

Title

Love Is the Higher Law

Authors

David Levithan

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780375834691

Pages

167 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Three New York City teens--Claire, Jasper, and Peter--express their reactions to the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and its impact on their lives and the world.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

920L

Topic

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Interracial; Homosexuality; interracial relationship; gay; gay teenager; same-sex relationship

Main Character

male teenagers; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Korean / White

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay males

Awards

Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2012; Oregon Reader's Choice Award, 2012; Senior Division; Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2010; Rainbow List, 2010 Fiction; Stuff for the Teen Age, 2010 New York

Keywords

New York City; 9/11; twin towers; terrorism; experiences; high school; tragedy; music

Diversity Impact

indirect

Love Is the Higher Law

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