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Down to the Bone

Title

Down to the Bone

Publisher

Bella Books

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781594933172

Pages

261 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Laura is thrown out of her house when her mother discovers she is a lesbian, but after trying to change her heart and hide from the truth, Laura finally comes to terms with who she is and learns to love and respect herself.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL640L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; lesbians; lesbian teenagers

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Cuban American / Puerto Rican

Family Formation

mother and step father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2008
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult, 2011 Reaching Out: Finding and Creating Community (Fiction)
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queerquestioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies-Fiction

Keywords

identity; self-acceptance; love letter; kicked out; love; self discovery; family bond; friendship; romance; homophobia; Catholic school

Diversity Impact

direct

Down to the Bone


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