Author: Francesco Lia Block Publication date: 1995 Genre:Young Adult
About the Work
Dirk MacDonald, a sixteen-year-old boy living in Los Angeles, comes to terms with being gay after he receives surreal storytelling visitations from his dead father and great-grandmother.
Challenges in Canada
1998—One of two titles removed from a high school library in Calgary by the director of education who was pressured by a parent group intent on weeding out books with gay or lesbian content. The board appointed a review committee to assess the book’s appropriateness.
Objection—The book includes homosexual characters and situations.
Update—The board’s review committee recommended that this title be retained in the board’s database.