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Nimona

Title

Nimona

Publisher

HarperTeen

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780062278234

Pages

266 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

GN350L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay adults; same-sex relationship

Main Character

female teenager; adult male

Race/Ethnicities

White

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Andre Norton Award, 2015, Nominee; National Book Award, 2015, Finalist, Young People's Literature; Odyssey Award, 2017, Honor, Children (13-18); Thumbs Up! Award, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult Literature; Young Adult Reading Program, 2016, Winner, High School; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Twelve to Fourteen; Best of the Best Books, 2015 Teen Graphic Novels and Manga; Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2016 Fiction; Booklist Top 10 Quick Picks, 2016; Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2015 Graphic Novel; Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2016 Ages (14 and Up); Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Older Readers; Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2015; New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2015 Middle Grade; NPR's Book Concierge, 2015 Young Adult; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2015 Young Adult; School Library Journal Best Books, 2015 Fiction; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2015 Graphic Novel; YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2016 Fiction; YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2016; Young Adults' Choices, 2016

Keywords

villains; heroes; shapeshifting; friendship; adventure; havoc; chaos; sidekick

Diversity Impact

indirect

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