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

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Biracial; Kinship care; Homosexuality; Race discrimination; single mother; mixed race; race relations; racial prejudices; lesbian; biracial child; grandparents raising grandchild

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

female/female

Keywords

secrecy; conduct of life; interpersonal relations in adolescence; grandparents; Washington; parents; friendships; love and romance

Diversity Impact

direct

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