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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

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Step parent; Homosexuality; 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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