Annie on My Mind

Nancy Garden; With an interview by Kathleen T. Horning

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This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.
Of the author and the book, the Margaret A. Edwards Award committee said, “Nancy Garden has the distinction of being the first author for young adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending. Using a fluid, readable style, Garden opens a window through which readers can find courage to be true to themselves.”
The 25th Anniversary Edition features a full-length interview with the author by Kathleen T. Horning, Director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Ms. Garden answers such revealing questions as how she knew she was gay, why she wrote the book, censorship, and the book’s impact on readers – then and now.

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Praise for Annie on My Mind

"Brings this classic of the genre to a whole new generation of readers."
--Publishers Weekly
“The body of adolescent literature has waited for this book a long time . . . Gut-level believable.”  – VOYA
“An eye-opener (maybe ‘heart-opener’ is a better term) . . . Just the thing to provoke some honest conversation.”  – The Milwaukee Journal

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Nancy Garden; With an interview by Kathleen T. Horning

Nancy Garden is the author of young adult novels including The Year They Burned the Books and Endgame. She is also the author of the YA nonfiction book Hear Us Out!, as well as novels for children and the picture book Molly's Family. Garden was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived most of her life in New England and New York. She spent her early adult years working in theater, doing office work, teaching, and editing. During that time, she wrote in the evenings, on weekends, and on vacations, as well as at odd moments while working. Now she writes as close to full-time as possible. When she isn't writing, visiting schools, or making speeches, she enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, the outdoors, and anything to do with dogs. She has received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Lambda Book Award and the Robert Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. She and her partner of over twenty years divide their time between small towns in Massachusetts and Maine.

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Annie on My Mind
Nancy Garden; With an interview by Kathleen T. Horning

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February 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374400118
ISBN10: 0374400113
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages, Includes an interview with the author
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 1000L
AR Quiz Number: 102997
AR Book Level: 5.9
AR Points: 7


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