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The Game of Love and Death

Title

The Game of Love and Death

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780545668347

Pages

329 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adopted child; adoptive family; interracial relationship

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

multiple

Awards

Best of the Best Books, 2015 Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth, 2015 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2015 YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2016 Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young adult(Speculative Fiction) Kirkus Prize, 2015, Finalist, Magical Realism Pacific Northwest Book Award, 2016, Winner, Children's Book

Keywords

teenage boys; teenage girls; race relations; love; death; college; pilot; singing; Great Depression

Diversity Impact

direct

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