The Big Night Out

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Prom is about more than corsages and boutonnieres, promposals and after-parties. It’s an event that teens are claiming as a way not only to have fun with friends but to also express their creativity and their identities.

Learn about the first gay and lesbian teen couples to insist on the legal right to bring their dates to prom. Discover how modern prom fashions are pushing the boundaries of what guys and girls can wear to the big night out. You’ll also get tips from high school graduates about dealing with prom pressures—and how to protect your physical and emotional health while you celebrate.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 80
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN051040, YAN051030, YAN051180
Dewey 793.3/808837318
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1140
ATOS Reading Level 7.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187952
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Reviewed, Source notes, and Table of contents



“[F]or readers who are new to the idea of prom or are looking for an overview that reads like a teen magazine, this should be an easy sell.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“An entertaining and helpful bit of pop culture for students who crave prom all year round.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“[With] peppy yet sympathetic prose . . . [t]he advice and history in this volume complements and enhances the prom magazines available each year.”—Kirkus Reviews