Totally Joe

(Part of The Misfits)
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About The Book

"Everybody says you and Colin were kissing."

"What? That's ridiculous!"

"For heaven's sake, Joe, if you and Colin want to kiss, you have every right to."

"We did not kiss," I told her.

Addie shrugged. "Whatever."

What was it with my friends?


From the creator of The Misfits, the book that inspired NATIONAL NO NAME-CALLING WEEK, comes the story of Joe Bunch....

About The Author
Photograph © Mark Davis

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers. Bunnicula, coauthored by his late wife Deborah and published in 1979, is considered a modern classic of children’s literature. The author has written six highly popular sequels, along with the spinoff series Tales from the House of Bunnicula and Bunnicula and Friends. Among his other books are picture books such as Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores and beginning reader series that include the Pinky and Rex and Houndsley and Catina books. He has also written for older readers. The Misfits, published in 2001, inspired the antibullying initiative No Name-Calling Week, as well as three sequels, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis. A common theme in James Howe’s books from preschool through teens is the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 2011)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442449435
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Ages: 10 - 14
  • Lexile ® 910L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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"A character that lives and breathes with all the inconsistencies, fears, and longings of your normal, average seventh-grade homosexual."

-- Kirkus, *STAR

Awards and Honors
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Thumbs Up! Award Master List (MI)
  • Lambda Literary Award Finalist
  • ALA Best Books for Young Adults Nominee
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Kansas State Reading Circle List Junior Title
  • Kirkus Editor's Choice
  • Maine Student Book Award Master List
  • NYPL Best Books for Teens
  • NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
  • ALA Quick Picks Nominee
  • Isinglass Teen Read List Selection
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