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The Great American Whatever

Title

The Great American Whatever

Authors

Tim Federle

Publisher

Simon & Schuster BFYR

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781481404099

Pages

278 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Teenaged Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter, copes with his sister's death while his best friend forces him back out into the world to face his reality.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender & Sexuality); Racial Diversity; Family member death; Homosexuality; Separation; Interracial; death of a sibling; separated parents; gay child; interracial relationship

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Iranian / White

Family Formation

mother

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Booklist Top 10 Humorous Novels for Youth,2016
New York Times Notable Children's Books,2016

Keywords

screenwriters; grief; grief in adolecence; death of a girlfriend

Diversity Impact

direct

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