2014 Tour Dates


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1/26 at 7 p.m., Children's Book World
New York, NY
with Rainbow Rowell and Lucy Christopher

1/27 at 7:30 p.m., McNally Jackson
New York, NY
hosting Lucy Christopher and Gayle Forman

1/29 at 7 p.m., Watchung Booksellers
New York, NY
with Gayle Forman

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Wide Awake

Knopf 2006

Love, tolerance, and activism each play their part when a gay teen couple travels to Kansas to fight political injustice.

DESCRIPTION

In the not-too-impossible-to-imagine future, a gay Jewish man has been elected president of the United States. Until the governor of one state decides that some election results in his state are invalid, awarding crucial votes to the other candidate, and his fellow party member. Thus is the inspiration for couple Jimmy and Duncan to lend their support to their candidate by deciding to take part in the rallies and protests. Along the way comes an exploration of their relationship, their politics, and their country, and sometimes, as they learn, it’s more about the journey than it is about reaching the destination. Only David Levithan could so masterfully and creatively weave together a plot that’s both parts political action and reaction, as well as a touching and insightfully-drawn teen love story.

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REVIEWS

Wide Awake stands with Levithan’s extraordinary Boy Meets Boy in sheer creativity of plot, setting, and message.”  School Library Journal

“As much about love as about politics, Levithan’s latest reaches out to shake readers awake, showing them how each person’s life touches another, and another, until ultimately history is made.”  Booklist

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