Alan Cole is Not a Coward
Hoping to keep his older brother Nathan silent about his secret crush on another boy at their school, twelve-year-old Alan agrees to a ruthless sibling competition involving nearly impossible tasks--from standing up to their demanding father to getting a first kiss.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family violence; Gay/Lesbian; abusive sibling; abusive father; verbal abuse; physical abuse; gay; gay child
mother and father
Rainbow List, 2018 Middle Grade Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
bullying; dares; competition; middle school; brothers; sibling rivalry; jealousy; friendships; outcasts; first crush; family problems; courage
Bell, Eric, "Alan Cole is Not a Coward" (2017). Diverse Families. 1828.