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Welcome to Bordertown

Title

Welcome to Bordertown

Publisher

Random House

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780375867057

Pages

516 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Stories and poems set in the urban land of Bordertown, a city on the edge of the faerie and human world, populated by human and elfin runaways.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexaulity); Disability and Health; Family member death; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Incarceration; Family violence; Homelessness; Poverty; Multicultural; Biracial; Race discrimination; Homosexuality; Physical disability; Addiction; death; grief; family tragedy; accident; loss; relative raising relative; aunt raising nephew; uncle raising nephew; prison; jail; teenager in prison; abuse; spousal abuse; homeless; transient; no home; displaced; living in poverty; financial hardship; begging; poor; debt; multicultural community; two races; different races; racism; prejudice; marginilized group of people; gay; lesbian; queer; gay teenager; lesbian teenager; blind; alcoholism; substance abuse

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager; adult male; adult female

Race/Ethnicities

Elves / Humans

Family Formation

mother and father; aunt and uncle; single mother

LGBTQ+

lesbian female; gay male

Awards

Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2011; Rainbow List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction; School Library Journal Book Review Stars; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2011

Keywords

humans; elves; half-elves; Bordertown; magic; music; spells; rock music; bars; vampires; journey; curses; werewolf; cafe

Diversity Impact

direct

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