DIVerse Families
 
If I Tell

Title

If I Tell

Authors

Janet Gurtler

Publisher

Sourcebooks Fire

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781402261046

Pages

256 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Raised by her grandparents, seventeen-year-old Jasmine, the result of a biracial one night stand, has never met her father but has a good relationship with her mother until she sees her mother's boyfriend kissing Jaz's best friend.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL500L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Kinship care; Single parent; Biracial; grandparents raising granddaughter; single mother; biracial teenager; mixed race

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

grandparents and mother

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult

Keywords

secrecy; grandparents; cheating; affair; pregnancy; coffee shop; high school; friendship; Washington

Diversity Impact

direct

If I Tell

Share

COinS