Quiver

Title

Quiver

Authors

Julia Watts

Publisher

Three Rooms Press

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781941110669

Pages

300 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Libby is the oldest child of six, going on seven, in a family that adheres to the "quiverfull" lifestyle: strict evangelical Christians who believe that they should have as many children as God allows because children are like arrows in the quiver of "God's righteous warriors." Meanwhile, her new neighbor, Zo is a gender fluid teen whose feminist, socialist, vegetarian family recently relocated from the city in search of a less stressful life because her family are as far to the left ideologically as Libby's family is to the right, and yet Libby and Zo, who are the same age, feel a connection that leads them to friendship - a friendship that seems doomed from the start because of their families' differences.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; gender fluid; gender fluid teenager

Main Character

female teenager; gender fluid teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gender fluid person

Awards

Rainbow List, 2019 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

religion; Quiverfull religion; Christianity; procreation; conservative; liberal; neighbors; friendship; ideology; bigotry; homeschool

Diversity Impact

direct

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