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Cover of SPROUT by Dale Peck

Cover of SPROUT by Dale Peck

BOOK JACKET BLURB: How many secrets can you hide in plain sight? Sprout Bradford has a secret. It’s not what you think—he’ll tell you he’s gay. He’ll tell you about his dad’s drinking and his mother’s death. The green fingerprints everywhere tell you when he last dyed his hair. But no one is prepared to talk about what happens when Sprout’s very personal choices have a profound effect on the lives around him—even as he tries his hardest to simply observe his world. From hilarious tutorials with a teacher determined that he win the state essay-writing award to the frustrations of trying to find a boyfriend in the middle of nowhere, Sprout creates an exquisite and unforgettable life from the dust of the lonely prairie landscape.

Published by Bloomsbury, 2009, $16.99
288 pages
Release date: May 26, 2009
ISBN: 9781599901602

Awards:

2010 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT (Children’s/Young Adult)

2010 Stonewall Honor Book (ALA, Children and Young Adult Literature)

REVIEWS:

Teenreads, May 26, 2009

Kirkus, May 1, 2009

TeenInk

Archived Reviews (Posted by The New York Public Library)

AUTHOR’S WEB PRESENCE:

Author’s Website: http://dalepeck.com/

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Peck

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