19 love songs / David Levithan.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A collection of stories that celebrate various kinds of love. Includes sixteen prose stories, two stories in verse, and one story in comic book format.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A collection of fiction, nonfiction, and a story in verse celebrating love.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Levithan has created a mixtape of stories, verses, and illustrations featuring characters from his novels, as well as new characters. All of them are discovering the ways in which their hearts can sing. -- adapted from jacket
    • Content Notes:
      track one. Quiz bowl antichrist -- track two. Day 2934 (an Every day story) -- track three. The good girls -- track four. The quarterback and the cheerleader (a Boy meets boy story) -- track five. The mulberrry branch -- track six. Your temporary Santa -- track seven. Storytime -- track eight. A better writer -- track nine. 8-song memoir -- track ten. Snow day (a Two boys kissing story) -- track eleven. The woods -- track twelve. A brief history of first kisses / illustrated by Nick Eliopulos -- track thirteen. As the Philadelphia Queer Youth Choir sings Katy Perry's "Firework" ... -- track fourteen. The vulnerable hours -- track fifteen. Twelve months -- track sixteen. The hold -- track seventeen. How my parents met -- track eighteeen. We -- track nineteen. Give them words.
    • Notes:
      "A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
    • Other Titles:
      Nineteen love songs.
      Short stories. Selections
    • ISBN:
      9781984848635
      1984848631
      9781984848642
      198484864X
    • Accession Number:
      2019019912
    • Accession Number:
      on1090278306
      1090278306
    • Accession Number:
      fay.685003
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LEVITHAN, D. 19 love songs. First edition. [s. l.]: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. ISBN 9781984848635. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685003. Acesso em: 4 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Levithan D. 19 Love Songs. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685003. Accessed July 4, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Levithan D. 19 Love Songs. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf; 2020. Accessed July 4, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685003
    • APA:
      Levithan, D. (2020). 19 love songs (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Levithan, David. 2020. 19 Love Songs. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685003.
    • Harvard:
      Levithan, D. (2020) 19 love songs. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685003 (Accessed: 4 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Levithan, D 2020, 19 love songs, First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, viewed 4 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Levithan, David. 19 Love Songs. First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685003.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Levithan, David. 19 Love Songs. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685003.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Levithan D. 19 love songs [Internet]. First edition. Alfred A. Knopf; 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 4]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685003

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 December #2

*Starred Review* Let's start with a declaration: Levithan never disappoints, a fact skillfully evidenced in this collection of 19 stories: 16 in prose, 2 in verse, 1 in pictures, and all celebrating love. Readers will recognize some of the characters from previous Levithan novels: from Boy Meets Boy (2003), we have Infinite Darlene in one of the best stories in the collection; from Two Boys Kissing (2003), boyfriends Avery and Ryan, still sporting pink and blue hair, respectively; and from Every Day (2012), A, who, in this winsomely sweet story, exists as an eight-year-old boy celebrating Valentine's Day with his single-parent mother. Others offer new characters for readers to befriend, some of them Levithan himself, for at least four of the stories are clearly autobiographical. The tone of the entries varies from elegiac to matter-of-fact, from yearningly nostalgic to up-to-the-minute, from acerbic to empathetic, but all are, in their various ways, deeply satisfying and emotionally resonant. There are, of course, lovely turns of phrase: thunder sounds like a car falling from the sky and hitting the ground, a crabby character is as pleasant to be with as a news channel, and so forth. And finally, seeming to talk to the reader, one of Levithan's characters says to another, "I am words, and there you are to read them." Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 November #4

Levithan (Someday) celebrates different aspects of love through song, verse, graphic art, and stories in this collection of "tracks," many previously published in other anthologies, written with tenderness and humor. Most selections focus on gay male relationships, beginning with a story about a high school student's "unarticulated crush" on a quiz bowl teammate and progressing on to an examination of a couple's ups and downs through the changing seasons of one year. "Day 2934" offers a child's perspective of his mother's affection during one special Valentine's Day. "We" captures the pervading atmosphere of warmth and kinship ("You are yourself and something much larger than yourself, all at once") during a massive, peaceful protest march. Levithan's voice resounds strongly throughout, communicating a passion for kindness, individuality, and storytelling, and frequently encapsulating the mood and profundity of single moments. Threads connect the diverse protagonists (some of whom have appeared in previous works): many characters are struggling to find their identity, and most possess a strong desire to feel understood and wanted in this optimistic reminder of the transforming power of love. Ages 14–up. (Jan.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.