DIVerse Families
 
Openly Straight

Title

Openly Straight

Authors

Bill Konigsberg

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780545509893

Pages

320 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Tired of being known as "the gay kid," Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay child; homosexual

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Crystal Kite Member Choice Award, 2014, Finalist, Author (Southwest(Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Southern Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico)
Lambda Literary Award, 2014, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Sid Fleischman Humor Award, 2014, Winner, General Fiction
Sid Fleischman Humor Award, 2014, Winner
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2014, Finalist, Young Adult Literature

Keywords

dentity; prep schools; Massachusetts

Diversity Impact

direct

Openly Straight

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