Like A Love Story

ISBN-10: 0062839373
ISBN-13: 9780062839374
Author: Nazemian, Abdi
Interest Level: 10-12
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: May 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 432


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Interest Level

Grades 10-12

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 14.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure *

Description
A bighearted, epic love letter to the LGBTQ community about three friends falling in love and finding their voices as activists during the height of the AIDS crisis. It's 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. He's terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he's gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media's images of men dying of AIDS. Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who worships her uncle Stephen, a gay man with AIDS who devotes his time to activism as a member of ACT UP. Judy has never imagined finding romance . . . until she falls for Reza and they start dating. Art is Judy's best friend, their school's only out-and-proud teen. He'll never be who his conservative parents want him to be, so he rebels by documenting the AIDS crisis through his photographs. As Reza and Art grow closer, Reza struggles to find a way out of his d
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