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How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

Title

How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

Authors

Michael Cart

Publisher

HarperTeen

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780061154980

Pages

350 pages

Genre

realism

Format

short stories

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Presents twelve stories by contemporary, award-winning young adult authors, some presented in graphic or letter format, which explore themes of gender identity, love, and sexuality.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Transgender; lesbain teenager; gay teenager; transgender teenager; boy to girl; girl to boy

Main Character

boys and girls

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

male/male; female/female

Awards

Choices, 2010
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009
Rainbow List, 2010
Lambda Literary Award, 2010, Finalist

Keywords

love; sex; AIDS; friendship; letter

Diversity Impact

direct

How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

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