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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

Lexile Measure

710L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Adoption; Interracial; Illness; adopted teenager; adoptive family; interracial relationship; influenza

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

multiple

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
Kirkus Prize, 2015, Finalist, Young Reader
Pacific Northwest Book Award, 2016, Winner, Children's Book
Parents' Choice Award, 2015, Gold, Fiction
Washington State Book Award, 2016, Winner, Books For Younger Readers
Best of the Best Books, 2015 Teen Fiction
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2015 Fiction for Older Readers
Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth, 2015
Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2015
Booklist Top 10 Youth Romances, 2015
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2015 Fiction
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Older Readers
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2015
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2015 Young Adult
YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2016 Teen
Young Adults' Choices, 2016

Keywords

race relations; love; death; college; pilot; airplane; singing; Great Depression; game

Diversity Impact

direct

The Game of Love and Death


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