Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up
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 diversit...more
The stories are as varied in style and content as are the writers themselves. L, G, B, T, and Q sto...more
These short stories were heartwarming and made me feel good inside when I read them. The characters were so cute and lovely and half of them sounded so like me! 5 stars for this book!=]
A wonderful collection of short stories designed to captivate and urge LGBT kids to speak out and let their voices, stories, and thoughts be heard. The author of each story has an introduction detailing their life as a YA author and a personal story or anecdote.
Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up by editor Steve Berman is an excellent collection of thirteen short stories for and about LGBTQ teens and young adults. The anthology offers a diversity of life experiences and covers a spectrum of issues that LGBTQ youth face in living as out, from first crushes, falling in love and relationships, to forming supportive networks, standing up to homophobia and other discrimination, and planning for their future.
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"Day Student" by Sam Cameron - 4 stars
"Gutter Ball" by Danielle Pignataro - 4 stars
"Captain of the World" by Alex Jeffers - 5 stars
"The Proximity of Seniors" by L.A. Fields - 3 stars
"Subtle Poison" by Lucas J.W. Johnson - 5 stars
"Forever Is Composed of Nows" by Will Ludwigsen - 4 stars
"The Spark of Change" by Dia Pannes - 5 stars
"The Trouble With Billy" by Jeffrey Ricker - 3 stars
"Only Lost Boys Are Found" by Steve Berman - 4 stars
"Waiting to Show Her" by...more
I turned down a scholarship to Miskatonic University because I heard of the high rate of incidents against the student population.
I briefly worked for Omni Consumer Products in their Marketing Department. Great benefits, nice cafeteria, sadly too prone to executive whim.
Last year I stayed at the noted Mauna Pele resort in Hawaii. The accommodations were impressive but my tr...more