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Jumpstart the World

Title

Jumpstart the World

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780375866654

Pages

186 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sixteen-year-old Elle falls in love with Frank, the neighbor who helps her adjust to being on her own in a big city, but learning that he is transgendered turns her world upside-down.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Transgender; Single parent; girl to boy transgender; single mother; mother dating

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and boyfriend

LGBTQ+

girl to boy transgender

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2011 Bank Street College of Education
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2014 YALSA-ALA
Sequoyah Book Award, 2012-2013
Nominee Oklahoma
Lambda Literary Award, 2011 Finalist United States

Keywords

moving; apartment; mothers and daughters; friendship; next door neighbor; cat

Diversity Impact

direct

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