Playing a part

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Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.,
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In June 2013, the Russian government passed laws prohibiting "gay propaganda," threatening jail time and fines to offenders. That same month, in spite of these harsh laws, a Russian publisher released PLAYING A PART, a young adult novel with openly gay characters. It was a brave, bold act, and now this groundbreaking story has been translated for American readers.In PLAYING A PART, Grisha adores everything about the Moscow puppet theater where his parents work, and spends as much time there as he can. But life outside the theater is not so wonderful. The boys in Grisha's class bully him mercilessly, and his own grandfather says hateful things about how he's not "masculine" enough. Life goes from bad to worse when Grisha learns that Sam, his favorite actor and mentor, is moving: He's leaving the country to escape the extreme homophobia he faces in Russia.How Grisha overcomes these trials and writes himself a new role in his own story is heartfelt, courageous, and hopeful.
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Grouping Title playing a part
Grouping Author wilke daria
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Last Grouping Update 2019-03-19 22:59:40PM
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display_description Grishka has grown up in the closed world of a puppet theater in Russia, but now that world seems to be falling apart--his best friend needs an operation, financial difficulties are forcing people out, his homosexual friend Sam, the jester, is leaving for Holland and Grishka no longer knows what role he himself is playing.
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subject_facet Gays -- Fiction, Gays -- Russia (Federation) -- Fiction, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Marionettes -- Fiction, Puppet theater -- Fiction, Puppet theater -- Russia (Federation) -- Fiction, Puppeteers -- Fiction, Russia (Federation) -- Fiction
title_display Playing a part
title_full Playing a part / by Daria Wilke ; translated from Russian by Marian Schwartz
title_short Playing a part
topic_facet Gays, Identity (Psychology), Marionettes, Puppet theater, Puppeteers