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Drama

Title

Drama

Illustrator

Gurihiru

Publisher

Graphix

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780545326988

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together?

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

GN320L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Bisexuality; Gender nonconformity; gay; gay teenager; bisexual; bisexual teenager; boy who dresses as a girl

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay males; bisexual males; questioning males

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2012, Finalist
Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2015, Winner, Tween
Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2014, Runner Up
Silver Inky, 2013, Long List
100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2012 Graphic Novel
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2012
Distinguished Books, 2012 Graphic Novel
NYPL Children's Books 2012, 2012 Graphic Novel
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2012
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2012
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2014
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2016
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2017
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013
YALSA Top 10 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013

Keywords

theater; set designer; stage crew; middle school; teenage girls; teenage boys; teenage angst; crushes; friendship

Diversity Impact

indirect

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