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Speaking Out

Title

Speaking Out

Authors

Steve Berman

Publisher

Bold Strokes Books

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781602825666

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

anthology

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Speaking Out features stories for and about LGBT and Q teens by fresh voices and noted authors in the field of young adult literature. These are inspiring stories of overcoming adversity (against intolerance and homophobia) and experiencing life after "coming out." Queer teens need tales of what might happen next in their lives, and editor Steve Berman showcases a diversity of events, challenges, and, especially, triumphs.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Bisexuality; Transgender; gay; gay teenager; bisexual teenager; transgender teenager; girl to boy

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females; bisexual male; transgender male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Fiction Young Adult

Keywords

LGBTQ teens; coming out; homophobia; adversity; intolerance; personal stories; struggles; bullying

Diversity Impact

direct

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