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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

Lexile Measure

870L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay; gay teenagers; gay adult; lesbian; lesbian adults

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females

Awards

Rainbow List, 2008
Teen Read Week: Get Active, 2006
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010 Change Your World or Live to Regret It

Keywords

practical politics; social action; prejudice; elections; President; Christianity; Catholics; Judaism; Jewish; intersectional representation

Diversity Impact

direct

Wide Awake


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