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Generations Teacher Guide Graphic
  • Ages: 16 and Up
  • Imprint: Lion Forge
  • Subject: English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: Eleventh Grade and Up

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About the Book

Description

After three years in Milan, Matteo returns to the home from which he had fled. Coming out as gay had led to ugly clashes with his conservative father, and the urban metropolis of Milan had been a welcome change from the stifling small town life of his childhood and the anger and bewilderment of some members of his family. But now, Matteo finds himself with no money, no job, and an uncertain future, and feels he has little choice but to return home.. Afraid of encountering his estranged father, he instead takes refuge with his extended family, at a house shared by his grandmother, three aunts, and his very pregnant cousin. As he tries to rebuild his life, reconnecting with the women of his family and old hometown friends, he warily confronts a few truths about the other generations of his family—from their bigotry to their love, tolerance, and acceptance—and a few truths about himself, including his fears of confrontation and commitment.

Generations Cover

Generations © The Lion Forge, LLC 2017, originally published as La Generazione © Flavia Biondi 2014.

Generations Cover

Generations © The Lion Forge, LLC 2017, originally published as La Generazione © Flavia Biondi 2014.

Description

After three years in Milan, Matteo returns to the home from which he had fled. Coming out as gay had led to ugly clashes with his conservative father, and the urban metropolis of Milan had been a welcome change from the stifling small town life of his childhood and the anger and bewilderment of some members of his family. But now, Matteo finds himself with no money, no job, and an uncertain future, and feels he has little choice but to return home.. Afraid of encountering his estranged father, he instead takes refuge with his extended family, at a house shared by his grandmother, three aunts, and his very pregnant cousin. As he tries to rebuild his life, reconnecting with the women of his family and old hometown friends, he warily confronts a few truths about the other generations of his family—from their bigotry to their love, tolerance, and acceptance—and a few truths about himself, including his fears of confrontation and commitment.

About Flavia

Flavia BiondiFlavia Biondi was born in Castelfiorentino, Italy (in the province of Florence). She received a bachelor’s degree in comics & illustration from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.

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