October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
novel in verse
On the night of October 6, 1998, twenty-one-year-old gay college student Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. In a deeply personal response to that tragic day and its brutal aftermath, Leslea Newman explores the impact of the vicious crime through fictitious monologues from various points of view.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; homosexual; gay; gay adult
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2013, Honor, Children's (Young Adult Literature)
hate crimes; law and crime; social issues; murder; Laramie; Wyoming; poetry; gay awareness week; grief
Newman, Leslea, "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard" (2012). Diverse Families. 1307.