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Sensitive issues of teen sexuality, coming out,
homophobia, and relationships with family and friends
are explored in a dozen true stories authored by
teens. Updated with new stories.
"An extremely useful collection, because of the clarity and frankness of the writing, and the racial diversity of the authors."
—Rethinking Schools magazine
"Out With It: Gay and Straight Teens Write About
Homosexuality captures the innocence and earnestness
of high school adolescents battling intra-familial
homophobia, substance abuse, and cultural
expectations. With a focus on urban youth, each
short narrative offers a voice to youth whose
stories most often go unheard. A must read for
LGBTQ youth struggling with their identity in an
often hostile urban climate. Every school library should
stock this title."
—Dan Werner, Ali Forney Center/p>
"The selections are both powerful and poignant; many evoke deep emotional
responses. The book's universal message is that at the core, everyone
desires the same things: to be accepted and to be loved."
—School Library Journal