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Luna

Title

Luna

Publisher

Little Brown

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780316011273

Pages

248 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam's transsexuality a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of "transitioning" by first telling his family and friends that he is a girl who was born in a boy's body.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

boy to girl transgender

Awards

Borders Original Voices Award, 2004, Winner, Intermediate(Young Adult)
Colorado Book Awards, 2005, Winner, Young Adult Literature
Lambda Literary Award, 2004, Finalist, Children's (Young Adult)
National Book Award, 2004, Nominee, Young People's Literature/ Stonewall Book Award, 2005, Honor Book, Literature

Keywords

brother and sisters; family problems; identity; transsexual

Diversity Impact

direct

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