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The Manny Files

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Author  Christian Burch
4.1/5 Goodreads

Originally published  2006
Genre  Young adult fiction
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Nominations  Lambda Literary Award for Children's/Young Adult, Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award
Similar  Hit the Road - Manny: A, No Castles Here, Totally Joe, Out of the Pocket, The skull of truth

The Manny Files is a 2006 young adult (middle and high school level) novel written by Christian Burch and published by Atheneum Books. It was joint winner of the Josette Frank Award in 2007. Its sequel, Hit the Road, Manny, was released in 2008.

Plot introduction

Keats Dalinger, a shy young boy, learns how to be more outgoing and self-confident after his family hires a new "manny" (male nanny). Keats is a small boy who has many troubles at school and an ailing grandmother at home.

The manny is homosexual, as revealed at the end of the novel, when he and Keats' Uncle Max share a kiss.

References

The Manny Files Wikipedia


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