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Title:
Giovanni’s Room
Annotation:
While on a trip to Europe with his fiancée, David finds himself alone in Paris, where he meets Giovanni at a local bar. They have a passionate love affair, and David begins to question his sexuality. In a series of complicated events involving several of the characters, David and Giovanni part in a climactic, emotional scene that ends in tragedy. The novel provides an excellent example of Baldwin’s personal struggle with homosexuality.
Copyright:
2000
Original Copyright:
1956
Translator:
Author:
James Baldwin
Illustrator:
Grade Level Span:
9-12
Language:
English
Genre:
  • Fiction
  • Realistic Fiction
Classification:
Culture:
Topic:
  • English-Language Arts/General
  • Gender/Sexuality
  • Growth, Development, and Sexual Health
Discipline:
English-Language Arts/General
English-Language Arts/General Standards:
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