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The Secret Ingredient

Title

The Secret Ingredient

Authors

Stewart Lewis

Illustrator

Trish Parcell (book designer

Publisher

Delacorte Press, Random House

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780385743327

Pages

243 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After a chance meeting with a psychic, Olivia, a teen cook living in Los Angeles with her two dads and misfit brother, finds a vintage cookbook with handwritten notes inside and pieces together a story that turns a normal summer into a search for her birth mother.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Homosexuality; Adoption; same-sex parents; adopted child; birth mother

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

gay parents

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2014 Finalist United States

Keywords

growing up; family; coming of age

Diversity Impact

direct

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