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It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

Title

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

Publisher

Dutton

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780525952336

Pages

318 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBT kids and teens. It Gets Better is a collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, because while many LGBT teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; Transgender; gay; gay adults; lesbian; lesbian adults; transgender adult; boy to girl

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females; transgender female

Awards

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014 GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queerquestioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies-Non Fiction

Keywords

coming of age; coming out; bullying; high school; kids; teens; personal stories

Diversity Impact

direct

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

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