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

Lexile Measure

HL680L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2014, Finalist, Young Adult Literature
Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2013
Booklist Top 10 Youth Romances, 2013
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2014
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
Rainbow List, 2014 Teen Fiction

Keywords

identity; prep school; boarding school; Massachusetts; pride; support; friendship; lies; acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

Openly Straight


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