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Ash

Title

Ash

Authors

Malinda Lo

Publisher

Little Brown and Company

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780316040099

Pages

264 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

1050L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Step parent; Gay/Lesbian; death of a parent; death of a mother; death of a father; step mother; step sisters; lesbian; lesbian teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Fairies / White

Family Formation

step mother

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award, 2010, Long List
Lambda Literary Award, 2010, Finalist
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 2010, Finalist, Children's Literature
Northern California Book Award, 2010, Nominee, Children and Youth Literature
William C. Morris Award, 2010, Finalist
30 Best Young Adult Books of All Time, 2016
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Twelve to Fourteen
Choices, 2010 Fiction Young Adult
Fantastic Fiction: Great Fantasy Books for Ages 11 to 17, 2005 Fairy Tales Unfolded
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
Rainbow List, 2010 Fiction
Stuff for the Teen Age, 2010 Bad Romance
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queerquestioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies-Fiction

Keywords

fairies; Cinderella; woods; romance; servitude; heartache; sadness; friendship; huntress

Diversity Impact

direct

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