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This Book is Gay

Title

This Book is Gay

Authors

James Dawson

Illustrator

Spike Gerrell

Publisher

Sourcebooks

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781492617822

Pages

264 pages

Genre

informational guide

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU. There's a long-running joke that, after "coming out," a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL. You're welcome. Inside you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics, hooking up to stereotypes, coming out and more. This candid and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention illustrations.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

1070L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; Transgender; Intersex; gay; gay teenagers; lesbian; lesbian teenagers; bisexual teenagers; transgender teenagers; intersex teenagers; queer

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females; bisexual males; bisexual females; transgender males; transgender females; intersex people

Awards

Booklist Top 10 LGBTQ for Youth, 2015
Garden State Teen Book Award, 2018, Nominee

Keywords

coming out; sexual orientation; sex; sex thoughts; gender identity; stereotypes; curiosity

Diversity Impact

direct

This Book is Gay


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