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A + E 4ever

Title

A + E 4ever

Authors

Ilike Merey

Illustrator

Ilike Merey

Publisher

Lethe Press

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781590213902

Pages

214 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Asher Machnik is a teenage boy cursed with a beautiful androgynous face. Guys punch him, girls slag him and by high school he's developed an intense fear of being touched. Art remains his only escape. Eulalie Mason is the lonely, tough-talking dyke from school who befriends Ash, a fellow artist and a best friend...a + e 4EVER is a graphic novel set in that ambiguous crossroads where love and friendship, boy and girl, straight and gay meet. It goes where few books have ventured, into gender/queer life, where affections aren't black and white.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Bisexuality; Androgyny; Homosexuality; Transgender; bisexual teenager; lesbian; boy to girl; gender fluid; femine characteristics; masculine characteristics

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male; female/female; male/female

Awards

Stonewall Book Award, 2012, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)
Stonewall Book Award, 2012, Honor Book

Keywords

bisexuals; high school; love; friendship; art; music

Diversity Impact

direct

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