Break stereotypes and provide support with this unflinching look at gay life from the perspective of urban teens. This book also includes several stories by heterosexual teens about their acceptance and support of gay peers.
“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