DIVerse Families
 
Summer of Salt

Title

Summer of Salt

Authors

Katrina Leno

Publisher

HarperTeen

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780062493620

Pages

256 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

No one on the island of By-the-Sea would call the Fernweh women what they are, but if you need the odd bit of help, such as a sleeping aid concocted by moonlight, they are the ones to ask. Georgina Fernweh waits for the tingle of magic in her fingers-- magic that has already touched her twin sister, Mary. But with her eighteenth birthday looming at the end of her last summer on the island, Georgina fears her gift will never come. She meets and falls in love with Prue Lowry, a visitor to the island. When a three-hundred-year-old bird, Annabella is found violently murdered, suddenly the island doesn't seem so magical. Georgina turns to the Ouija board to discover the dark secrets of Annabella's death.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; single mother; lesbian; lesbian teenager; bisexual teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

lesbian female; bisexual female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

birds; island; sexual assault; romance; mystery; sisters; witches; inn; magic

Diversity Impact

indirect

Summer of Salt


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