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My Most Excellent Year

Title

My Most Excellent Year

Authors

Steve Kluger

Publisher

Dial Books

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780803732278

Pages

403 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Family Relationship; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Adoption; Interracial; Homosexuality; death of a mother; adoptive father; single father; interracial relationship; gay

Main Character

boys and girl

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / Hispanic / White

Family Formation

single father mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Kirkus Best Young Adult Books, 2008 Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008, 2008 Rainbow List, 2009 Senior High Core Collection Supplement to the Seventeenth Edition 2008, 2008 Stuff for the Teen Age, 2009 Washington Post Best Kid's Books, 2008 Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2011-2012
Nominee Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2009-2010
Nominee Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2010
Nominee Green Mountain Book Award, 2010-2011
Master List Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2010
Nominee South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2010-2011
Nominee Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Young Adult Novels Indies Choice Book Award, 2009, Honor Book, Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature, 2009, Winner Children's Literature Council of Southern California Award, 2009, Winner, Young Adult

Keywords

interpersonal relations; friendship; humorous stories; diplomacy; diplomat

Diversity Impact

direct

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