Annie on my mind

Author Garden, Nancy.
Language English
Publisher
Listening Library Six CDs $55.00., 2008




Annotation:

Liza puts aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at school, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of people.



Subjects :

  • Lesbians
  • Fiction
  • Gay women
  • Fiction.

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Twelfth Edition, 1995 National Council of Teachers of English
  • Senior High School Library Catalog, Fifteenth Edition, 1997 H.W. Wilson
  • Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002 H.W. Wilson
  • Best Books for Young Adults, 1982 American Library Association YALSA
  • Best of the Best Revisited (100 Best Books for Teens), 2001 American Library Association-YALSA
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 1997 American Library Association
  • Capitol Choices, 2009 The Capitol Choices Committee

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Reading Measurement Programs:


9780374404147, 0374404143
Farrar Straus and Giroux (New York:) 1992.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Upper Grade
Book Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 10

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 1000
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 15


9780374400118, 0374400113
Farrar Straus Giroux $8.00. () 2007.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Upper Grade
Book Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 10

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 1000
Accelerated Reader Points


0374303665, 9780374303662
Farrar Straus Giroux (New York:) 1982.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 1000
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 15

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Reviews :

Paula Rohrlick (KLIATT Review, November 1992 (Vol. 26, No. 7))
Aeriel Fiction is a new line of reissued YA novels. Most of the books in this premier list are ALA Best Books for YAs and have won other awards as well, and so they should be familiar to most librarians, but these reissues will be welcomed for their attractive, colorful photo-art covers and affordable price. Bruce Clement's novel Tom loves Anna loves Tom concerns two 16-year-olds who compress their intense relationship into two weeks. The suspenseful and deeply felt The Goats by Brock Cole tells of two young teens who are the targets of a cruel joke at camp and decide to run away. Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden concerns Liza, a high school senior, and what happens when she falls in love with another girl. Marjorie Kellogg's disturbing and powerful story Like the Lion's Tooth tells of 11-year-old Ben and other victims of parental cruelty who come together at a school for "problem children." A Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paten Walsh, set in 1665, is related by a young girl who tells the true story of the plague's impact on an English village. In Julie's Daughter by Colby Rodowsky, 17-year-old Slug is reunited with the mother who abandoned her when she was three weeks old. All the titles are well worth owning in these new editions and well worth recommending to YAs. KLIATT Codes: JS*--Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 1982, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $3.95. Ages 12 to 18.
(PUBLISHER: Farrar Straus and Giroux (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1992 c1982.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Garden's exceptionally well-rendered tale concerns two teenage girls who fall in love with each other. Ages 14-up. (Sept.)
(PUBLISHER: Farrar Straus and Giroux (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1992 c1982.)

Leslie Smith (Children's Literature)
Liza Withrop is experiencing a tumultuous senior year. Since she has been voted the class president of New York’s Foster Academy, her peers obviously like her. Yet, she feels lonely and out of place. Then Liza meets Annie at a museum, and the two hit it off right away, becoming instant friends. But there is something different about their friendship that Liza struggles with expressing and understanding. Luckily, Annie is slightly more experienced in terms of understanding her self-identity. She understands and accepts her feelings of romantic love towards Liza. Still, despite her comfort with her own lesbian identity, Annie does not want to pressure Liza or make her uncomfortable. When Liza finally realizes that she also loves Annie, she feels very conflicted, acknowledging both the pleasure she gets from the relationship and the knowledge that many people will not understand the love they share. As the drama unfolds in this groundbreaking lesbian coming-of-age story, Liza must learn to accept that others’ ignorance should not inhibit her right to love and be loved. Liza’s experiences show readers that people share similar experiences. The universal theme that love can transcend hate and ignorance speaks to many people. This re-release of the 1982 novel remains relevant in America’s still-heterocentric society. 2007 (orig. 1982), Farrar Straus and Giroux, $8.00. Ages 12 to 18.
(PUBLISHER: Farrar Straus Giroux $8.00., PUBLISHED: 2007 (orig. 1982))

Michelle H. Martin, Ph.D. (Children's Literature)
This 25th anniversary edition of Nancy Garden’s groundbreaking lesbian young adult novel features a new cover and an illuminating interview with the author. This story of first love tells of the nascent intimate relationship between narrator Liza Winthrop, the young protagonist of the story, and Annie Kenyon, whom she first encounters in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Even though Liza attends an exclusive suburban private school, Foster Academy, and Annie attends an overcrowded public school in the city, the two girls share a love of learning, museums and beautiful outdoor spaces. Despite the socioeconomic gap between them, they have much in common and begin to fall in love, although neither of them has any experience with pursuing a lesbian relationship. All goes well until the two get caught in a compromising position while housesitting for two Foster teachers--also lesbians--who have gone away for spring break. Some ugly and uncomfortable encounters ensue when Foster’s administrators subject Liza to a disciplinary hearing, which means her family is informed about the incident and, therefore, her assumed sexual orientation. This novel has aged surprisingly well over the past 25 years. Contemporary readers might find some of the students and administrators at Foster Academy overly stuck-up and wooden as they overreact to Sally’s setting up an ear-piercing pagoda on school property one day and treat Liza like a leper when the prying Mrs. Baxter “outs” her to the school. Unfortunately, some characters’ homophobic responses may still feel familiar to gay readers, but so will the tender parts of the novel as Liza and Annie come to know and enjoy one another. Enough remains relevant and familiar in this novel to keep it on the YA classics list for many years to come. 2007 (orig. 1982), Farrar Straus Giroux, $8.00. Ages 14 to Adult.
(PUBLISHER: Farrar Straus Giroux $8.00., PUBLISHED: 2007 (orig. 1982))

Louise Capizzo (Audiofile, April 2009)
Listeners will be drawn in as Liza Winthrop recalls her blossoming relationship with Annie Kenyon. After meeting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the two teenagers awkwardly navigate their growing romantic feelings for each other. Actress Rebecca Lowman's graceful narration is perfect for this groundbreaking lesbian teen novel, first published in 1982. Her pacing is slow and deliberate, allowing listeners to fully absorb Liza's mixed emotions. Lowman varies her intonation slightly between the two girls, while seamlessly incorporating the Sicilian accent of Annie's family. This love story is tame by today's standards, yet teens will find much to appreciate in this fine production, which also includes an interview with the author. L.A.C. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 2008 (orig. 1982), Listening Library, Six CDs, $55.00. Ages 13 up.
(PUBLISHER: Listening Library Six CDs $55.00., PUBLISHED: 2008 (orig. 1982))

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Listening Library Six CDs $55.00., 2008

Media Type:

9780739367452
0739367455
Farrar Straus Giroux $8.00., 2007

Media Type:

9780374400118
0374400113
New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1992

Media Type: Language Material
233 p. ;
PZ7.G165 ([Fic])
0374404143
9780374404147
Reprint. Originally published 1982.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982

Media Type: Language Material
263 p. ;
PZ7.G165 ([Fic])
0374303665
9780374303662

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