DIVerse Families
 
Pink

Title

Pink

Authors

Lili Wilkinson

Publisher

Harperteen

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780061926549

Pages

320 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ava is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultraradical politics, and ultrablack clothing. She's ready to try something new—she's even ready to be someone new. Someone who fits in, someone with a gorgeous boyfriend, someone who wears pink. But Ava soon finds that changing herself is more complicated than changing her wardrobe. Even getting involved in the school musical raises issues she never imagined. As she faces surprising choices and unforeseen consequences, Ava wonders if she will ever figure out who she really wants to be.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL630L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Bisexuality; lesbian; lesbian teenager; bisexual; bisexual teenager; same-sex relationship

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian female; bisexual female

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2012, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult; Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2012, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature); Amelia Bloomer List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction; Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2012 Fiction; Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult; Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2012; Rainbow List, 2012 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013

Keywords

private school; popular girls; goth; school musical; stage crew; techies; overbearing parents; belonging

Diversity Impact

indirect

Pink

Share

COinS