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Ziggy, Stardust and Me

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Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Brandon
Hardcover
Aug 06, 2019 | 368 Pages
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    Aug 06, 2019 | 368 Pages | Young Adult

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    Aug 06, 2019 | 368 Pages | Young Adult

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Praise for Ziggy, Stardust and Me:
An EW Summer Best Book Pick
Refinery29 Summer Best Book Pick
A Seventeen Magazine Best YA Books of 2019 Pick


A stunning debut. This beautifully written novel made me sob and reminded me of first love in a way no other book has in many years. Read it. Now.” —Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of The Music of What Happens
 
“This heartfelt book will leave you in a puddle of your emotions.” —BuzzFeed

“A beautifully written, nostalgic story full of universal truths and timeless angst. Charming, poignant, tender and at times heartbreaking.” —Greg Howard, author of Social Intercourse

“A love letter to self-acceptance, even when the world is far from accepting . . . this deeply impactful book presents historical attitudes and policies with a chilling accuracy.”—Publishers Weekly

“Gut-wrenching emotion, stream of consciousness, and an intensely evoked soundtrack bring Jonathan’s summer to technicolor life. Historical events like Watergate, the Vietnam War, and Wounded Knee are included seamlessly into the story. Every character from Johnathan himself down to the ice cream man are fully realized. . . Give this one to budding activists, music fans, historical fiction readers, and romantics.” —School Library Journal

Readers will be immersed in Jonathan’s close first-person narration…Debut author Brandon deftly incorporates historical events and realities, including the criminalization of homosexuality, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the occupation of Wounded Knee, and police brutality against Native people…A poignant depiction of a boy’s journey to accepting his gay identity despite the odds.” —Kirkus

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