Annie On My Mind by Nancy GardenAnnie On My Mind by Nancy Garden

Annie On My Mind

byNancy Garden

Paperback | February 20, 2007

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This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.

From the moment Liza Winthrop meets Annie Kenyon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she knows there is something special between them. But Liza never knew falling in love could be so wonderful . . . or so confusing.

Of the author and the book, the Margaret A. Edwards Award committee said, "Nancy Garden has the distinction of being the first author for young adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending. Using a fluid, readable style, Garden opens a window through which readers can find courage to be true to themselves."

The 25th Anniversary Edition features a full-length interview with the author by Kathleen T. Horning, Director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center. Ms. Garden answers such revealing questions as how she knew she was gay, why she wrote the book, censorship, and the book's impact on readers - then and now.

"No single work has done more for young adult LGBT fiction than this classic about two teenage girls who fall in love." -School Library Journal

Nancy Garden is the author of young adult novels including The Year They Burned the Books and Endgame. She is also the author of the YA nonfiction book Hear Us Out!, as well as novels for children and the picture book Molly's Family. Garden was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived most of her life in New England and New York. S...
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Title:Annie On My MindFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.21 × 5.44 × 0.72 inPublished:February 20, 2007Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374400113

ISBN - 13:9780374400118

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coming-of-age gay novel will steal your heart This is one of my favourites. It's a sweet story with (SPOILER) a happy ending. The relationship is so pure. 100% would recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful fluffy gay romance!! This is the kind of book I want to read over and over again! Lots of fluffy cute scenes, but it's also a very realistic relationship. Beautifully written. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-02

Editorial Reviews

"Brings this classic of the genre to a whole new generation of readers." -Publishers Weekly

"The body of adolescent literature has waited for this book a long time . . . Gut-level believable." -VOYA

"An eye-opener (maybe 'heart-opener' is a better term) . . . Just the thing to provoke some honest conversation." -The Milwaukee Journal