Between Mom and Jo

Title

Between Mom and Jo

Publisher

Little, Brown

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780316739061

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky, some pet fish, and two moms who think he's the greatest kid ever. And he happens to think he has the greatest Moms ever, but everything changes when his birth mom and her wife, Jo, start to have marital problems. Suddenly, Nick is in the middle, and instead of having two Moms to turn to for advice, he has no one.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

470L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Separation; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; Illness; Addiction; separated parents; lesbian; lesbian adults; lesbian mothers; same-sex relationship; dog with a missing leg; breast cancer; alcoholism

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

separated two mothers

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature, 2007, Honorable Book
Lambda Literary Award, 2006, Winner, Children's (Young Adult)
Cybils Awards, 2006, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Thumbs Up! Award, 2007, Nominee

Keywords

harassment; discrimination; flashbacks; bullying; animal rescue; hostility at school; memories

Diversity Impact

direct

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