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Empress of the World

Title

Empress of the World

Authors

Sara Ryan

Publisher

Speak

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780142500590

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

While attending a summer institute for gifted students, fifteen-year-old Nic meets a girl named Battle, falls in love with her, and finds the relationship to be difficult and confusing.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Bisexuality; Divorce; bisexual teenager; divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

LGBTQ+

female/female; male/female

Awards

Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2005
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2002
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE, 2002, Winner, Young Adults
Lambda Literary Award, 2001, Finalist, Children's (Young Adult)

Keywords

summer camp; love; friendship; questioning; archaeology; dancing

Diversity Impact

direct

Empress of the World

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