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The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identitiesby David Levithan
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Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they're looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, YA authors David Levithan and Billy Merrell have collected original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early 20s. The Full Spectrum includes a variety of writers-gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, transitioning, and questioning-on a variety of subjects: coming out, family, friendship, religion/faith, first kisses, break-ups, and many others. This one of a kind collection will, perhaps, help all readers see themselves and the world around them in ways they might never have imagined. We have partnered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to them.
A collection of original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early twenties explores many sexual issues on the minds of kids today, including coming out, first kisses, break-ups, religion/faith, friendship, and more. Simultaneous.
Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they're looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, YA
Table of Contents
O.K. / Courtney Gillette — A gay grammar / Gabe Bloomfield — It's not confidential, I've got potential / Eugenides Fico - Snow and hot asphalt / Benjamin Zumsteg — When you're a gay boy in America / Danny Zaccagnino — I smell the gas of my father's fishing boat / Adam K. Boehmer — Fourth of July / Lauren Rile Smith — My diar, documented, done / L. Canale — Crying wolfe / Jack Lienke — Trans-ventures of an F2M / Alexander Colin Rasmussen — Queer, five letters / Kat Wilson — Falling off my bike and riding into the sunset / Christopher Wilcox — The night Marc Hall went to the prom / J.J. Deogracias — Don't tell me that I'm overly sensitive and paranoid / Alex Weissman — My poems / Isaac Oliver — Sacagawea / Laura Heston — A fairy's tale / Travis Stanton — A boy in the girl's bathroom / Dylan Forest — Our space / Jovencio de la Paz — Four photos / Justin Levesque — Break-up in slow motion / Joshua Dalton — A story called her / Alison Young — Moment, this could've been me / Evin Hunter — A quietly queer revolution / Laci Lee Adams — Hatchback / Kaitlyn Tierney Duggan — Walking the tracks / Eric Knudsen — The most important letter of our life / JoSelle Vanderhooft — Without a trace / Anthony Rella — Body isn't this / Zara Iris — Nice ass / Jesse Cameron Alick — "Girl + faggots" / Caspian Gray — Something for the ladies / Danny Thanh — Click and drag / Joel de Vera Moncada — Jill Sobule and four other torture devices / Ella Pye — Gaydar / Jesse Bernstein — The short version / Grover Wehman — All you need is love / Stefanie Davis — That night / Matthew Mayo — Continuation of the life / Tyrell Pough — Three sunsets / Robert Brittain.
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