Answers in the Pages



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Answers in the Pages
David Levithan

When Donovan tells his mom about the adventure novel they’re reading at school, her reaction comes as a surprise. So what if the two boys in the story talk about loving each other? However, this kickstarts an attempt to ban the assigned book The Adventurers due to “mature” and “inappropriate” content. This storyline is intertwined with excerpts from the book in question as well as a heartwarming romance between two of Donovan’s classmates, Gideon and Roberto.

This novel offers room for discussions surrounding book banning and the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in the EFL classroom. The three storylines give young readers a variety of perspectives and characters to relate to at an accessible language level.

· · 2022

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Levithan, David. Answers in the Pages. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2022. 176 pp., ISBN 9780593484685

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