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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
On Sale: 05/27/2008
ISBN: 9781466813083240 Pages, Ages 14-18
Johnny's had kind of a tough life so far, and he's always been a bit of a freak. His goth look usually includes black nail polish and a little mascara.When he discovers Debbie Harry, the lead singer of Blondie, he not only likes her music but realizes that he kind of, sort of, wants to BE her. He'd like to be cool and tough and beautiful like her. He'd like to dress like her. He's not gay, at least he doesn't think so. So what does it mean? And what should he tell his amazing new girlfriend?
This wise, hip novel introduces shades of gray into the black-and-white ideas of sexuality and gender. Anyone who has ever wished they could be a little bit tough and a little bit glamorous will recognize themselves in Johnny.
American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Rainbow Project Book List, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association Award, ALA Best Books for Young Adults
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Praise for Debbie Harry Sings in French
“* Will keep readers fully engaged.” —Publisher's Weekly, starred review
“Tightly woven writing.” —Kirkus
“An easy recommendation for reluctant readers.” —Booklist
“Will hit home with many teens struggling to find their identity.” —Kliatt
“A unique exploration of how trauma can change someone - and an inspiring message of how an individual has some say in the world.” —ElleGirl-