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Tommy Stands Alone (Roosevelt High School #3)

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The third novel in the Roosevelt High School Series focuses on the difficult issue of a young man's struggle with his sexual orientation -- a conflict made more difficult by his family's traditional Hispanic expectations.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Arte Publico Press
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Kristian
this book is about a boy named tommy. he is a jock and and a good guy. all the ladies went for him. he never had any problems. until he sleeps with his friends sister and knocks her up, he does not know what to do so he runs off to chicago. when he decides to come back to his home no one wants to see him or talk because Sheila already had her baby and found a new dad so now he messed up he left his girl with his baby alone for 2 years and he comes back expecting he can just love her again. Sheil ...more
Cathleen Ash
It's hard to live up to a latino's family image of you - especially when it's wrong. Tommy knows all about this. His best friend knows he's gay, Tommy knows he's gay, but still, it's hard to admit that to anyone else in a community where being gay is hated, feared, against not only your family but God - the God your family has worshipped and prayed to forever.
A young boy at school is teased, and Tommy, while he doesn't start any of the teasing, doesn't stop it either. There comes a point, though
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Roosevelt High School (8 books)
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