DIVerse Families
 
Living in Secret

Title

Living in Secret

Authors

Cristina Salat

Publisher

Bantam Books

Publication Year

1993

ISBN

9780553086706

Pages

183 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Amelia's mother helps her run away from her father who has custody and establish a new home and identity in San Francisco with her mother's girlfriend.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Divorce; Homosexuality; single father; divorced parents; lesbian; lesbian mother; lesbian adult; same-sex relationship

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

divorced mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Eureka! California in Children's Literature, 2003 Fiction

Keywords

friendship; secrecy; custody; running away; escaping; California; detective

Diversity Impact

direct

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