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Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Volume 1

Title

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Volume 1

Authors

Jeff Sheng

Illustrator

Jeff Sheng

Publisher

A&I Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780984447411

Pages

40 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Volume 1,' is the first ever photobook featuring the portraits and stories of closeted service members in the United States armed forces who are still currently serving and affected by the laws that mandate the discharge of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender service members in the United Sates military. In 2009, American artist Jeff Sheng gained the trust of seventeen closeted service members and flew over 30,000 miles back and forth across the country to photograph these individuals at either their homes or local hotel rooms near where they were stationed.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Military families; gay; gay teenager; gay adult; lesbians; spouse in the military; partner in the military

Main Character

none

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

none

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females

Awards

Rainbow List, 2011 Young Adult/ Crossover Non-Fiction

Keywords

emails; US Presidents; military service; don't ask, don't tell; military uniforms; Air Force; Army; different branches of the military

Diversity Impact

direct

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Volume 1

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