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Lizard Radio

Title

Lizard Radio

Authors

Pat Pat Schmatz

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780763676353

Pages

288 pages

Genre

dystopian

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali, who was deposited on Earth as an infant by mysterious saurians, must discover her true identity in a futuristic society run by an all-powerful government.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL610L

Topic

Familiy Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Gender nonconformity; Androgyny; adoptive mother; adopted child; adopted teenager; girls who dress as boys; genderqueer; genderqueer teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Saurian (Alien)

Family Formation

adoptive single mother

LGBTQ+

nonbinary person

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction); James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award, 2015, Winner; Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader; Minnesota Book Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young People's Literature; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Fourteen and Up; Choices, 2016 Fiction Young Adult; Futurescapes: Selected Speculative and Science Fiction for Children and Teens, 2016 Dystopia; Rainbow List, 2016 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

camp; training camp; mentor; lizards; gender-rigid society; conforming; friendship; drug use

Diversity Impact

direct

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