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Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

Title

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

Authors

Sara Farizan

Publisher

Algonquin

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781616202842

Pages

296 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Bicultural; Biracial; Homosexuality; Gender nonconformity; lesbian; gay; girls who dress as boys; boys who dress as girls; mixed races; biracial child

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Iranian Americans / Persian

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

female/female

Awards

Booklist Top 10 LGBTQ for Youth, 2015
Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2015
Choices, 2015
Rainbow List, 2015
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2015

Keywords

love; high school; lesbians; Iranian Americans; friendship; teenage girls

Diversity Impact

direct

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