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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

Lexile Measure

HL490L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and boyfriend

LGBTQ+

transgender male

Awards

Lambda Literary Award, 2011, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Fourteen and Up
Rainbow List, 2011 Young Adult/Crossover Fiction
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queerquestioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies-Fiction

Keywords

moving; apartment; mothers and daughters; friendship; next door neighbor; cat; mother dating; acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

Jumpstart the World


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