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Wide Awake

Title

Wide Awake

Authors

David Levithan

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780375834660

Pages

221 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In the not-too-distant future, when a gay Jewish man is elected president of the United States, sixteen-year-old Duncan examines his feelings for his boyfriend, his political and religious beliefs, and tries to determine his rightful place in the world.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; lesbian

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male; female/female

Awards

Rainbow List, 2008 Teen Read Week: Get Active, 2006 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010

Keywords

practical politics; social action; prejudice; elections; President

Diversity Impact

direct

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