Saturday, October 22, 2011

Annie on My Mind

Garden, Nancy. Annie on My Mind. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1982. Print.

Annotation:  Liza Winthrop, a senior in private school, discovers more about herself than she ever knew when she meets Annie Kenyon.  The two girls form a friendship and a sacred bond that can never be broken.   


Booklist Reviewers' choice
Nominated for Gay Book Award and Golden Kite Award
1982 ALA Best Books
1983 ALA Best of the Best 1970-1983 
Best of the Best renewed, (1987?)
Booklist Best Books of the 1980s
Booksellers' Choice list, 1993 
ALA Best Books for YAs for past 25 Years, 1994
One of the Best of the Best Books for YAs of the last 4 decades of the 20th Century, ALA, 2000.
Won Mock Printz Award for 1982 in contest held at ALA Midwinter in 2002.

Book Talk: Does true love exist for everybody?  Some people say that you do not find love, but love finds you.  Some also say when two people are meant to be together, there is nothing in this world that can tear them apart.  For young Liza Winthrop and Annie Kenyon, love brings them together while other’s fears try to drive them apart.  With her spirit on trial, Liza has many things on her mind but only Annie stands out among them all.  Can they continue within their true love that many consider forbidden? 

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