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Title

Bloodline

Authors

Joe Jimenez

Publisher

Pinata Books, Arte Publico Press

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781558858282

Pages

131 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seventeen-year-old Abraham is in love, but his girlfriend and the grandmother who raised him are worried about his fighting, and things only get worse when his uncle introduces him to boxing.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Legal guardianship; Family member death; Homosexuality; grandparents raising grandchild; lesbian grandmother; same sex relationship; death of a father

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

H-E-B Award for Best Young Adult Book, 2017, Finalist, Young Adult

Keywords

fighting; love; family; dating; boxing; coming of age

Diversity Impact

direct

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