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Two Boys Kissing

Title

Two Boys Kissing

Authors

David Levithan

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780307931917

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL780L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Gay/Lesbian; Transgender; Mental illness; Illness; gay; gay teenagers; transgender teenager; girl to boy; suicidal thoughts; AIDS

Main Character

male teenagers

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mulitple

LGBTQ+

gay males; transgender male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Lambda Literary Award, 2014, Winner, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
NAIBA Book of the Year Award, 2014, Winner, Children's Literature and Young Adult
Silver Inky, 2014, Long List
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2014, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)
Gold Inky, 2014, Long List
Goodreads Choice Award, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction Best Audiobooks, 2013 Young Adults
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Coming of Age
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2014
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Older Readers
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2013
Rainbow List, 2014 Teen Fiction
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014 Fiction
Best Young Adult Book, 2013 Young Adult
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2015
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2016

Keywords

love; social change; dating; Guinness World Record; gay prom; older generation; world kissing record; hate crime

Diversity Impact

direct

Two Boys Kissing


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