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The Shared Heart: Portraits And Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, And Bisexual Young People
by Adam Mastoon
With candor and sensitivity, thirty-nine young people write frankly about their own homosexuality. Told with honesty and courage, their words express the fundamental need all people share for acceptance and respect.Published in collaboration with the adult division of William Morrow.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 5th 1997 by William Morrow
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Before even opening this book, I knew it would be beautiful. Set up like a Coffee Table Book, each person's tale of finding and dealing with their sexuality in everday life is replete with a photograph - high quality and capturing the 'essence' of the person - and a hand-written note. Growing up, Mastoon (the photographer) felt 'alienated and alone' as his 'sexual orientation became a secret sorrow, rather than a celebration of love.' He developed this book so others who were struggling as he ha ...more
I thought this book offered a good selection of stories for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth. It had multiple points if view from many people. It was all people in the same age range. One of the things I didn't like about it was the fact that it was quite outdated. I think maybe the author should make a second book. There are never enough books for gay, lesbian and bisexual people. Thats one of the things that bug me about todays society. We could really use some fresh books to read.