Down to the Bone
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.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; lesbians; lesbian teenagers
Cuban / Puerto Rican
mother and step father
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult, 2011 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Young Listeners, 2008 Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2008 Choices, 2009 Rainbow List, 2009 Senior High Core Collection Supplement to the Seventeenth Edition 2008, 2008 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2009, Honorable Mention Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Young Adult Novels
identity; self-acceptance; love letter; kicked out; love; self discovery; family bond; friendship; romance
Dole, Mayra Lazara, "Down to the Bone" (2012). DIVerse Families. 555.