Picture Us In The Light

Title

Picture Us In The Light

Publisher

Hyperion

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781484726020

Pages

353 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Daniel, a Chinese-American teen, must grapple with his plans for the future, his feelings for his best friend Harry, and his discovery of a family secret that could shatter everything.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

890L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Family member death; Language barrier; Poverty; Gay/Lesbian; gay teenager; financial hardship; death of a grandparent; international adoption; different languages

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese; American

Awards

California Book Awards, 2019, Gold, Young Adult
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult Literature
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2019, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)

Keywords

Chinese; illegal parents; loss; unrequited love; suicide; depression; high school; artist; college

Diversity Impact

direct

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