Awake

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Cheyenne Publishing, Jun 1, 2011 - Bisexuals - 218 pages
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A girl trapped in a war between her school, her church, and her own family. A boy facing the pain of injustice and prejudice in the same rush as new love. A town shocked by the death of a young person, while one alone knows why. A loner fighting a losing battle inside, terrified by society, longing for respect.Poignant, funny, tragic, uplifting-Awake brings together the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teens through four gifted authors, including Nancy Garden, author of the groundbreaking Annie on My Mind, who have donated their time and talents.The Trevor Project is the nation's leading organization dedicated to ending suicide among LGBTQ youth. All net publisher proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit The Trevor Project.

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User Review  - Ms Anderson - Goodreads

A very interesting collection. The final story, "Pervert," almost had me in tears, and I loved Nancy Garden's story (more of a novella, as it was by far the longest piece). Recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - Megan Anderson - Goodreads

A very interesting collection. The final story, "Pervert," almost had me in tears, and I loved Nancy Garden's story (more of a novella, as it was by far the longest piece). Recommended. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Novelist Kathe Koja was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1960. Koja's novel, The Cipher, won the 1991 Philip K. Dick Award for best first novel published in paperback and the 1992 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. She also authored Bad Brains, Skin, and Strange Angels.

Nancy Garden was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 15, 1938. She attended Columbia University School of Dramatic Arts, which lead to work in community theater and four seasons of professional summer stock. She received a master's degree in speech from Columbia Teachers College. She taught for a while and then became an editor. Her first two books, What Happened in Marston and a nonfiction book entitled Berlin: City Split in Two, were published in 1971. Her other works include Molly's Family, Endgame, and Annie on My Mind. She received numerous awards including the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing books for young adults in 2003, the Katahdin Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005, and the Lee Lynch Classic Award from the Golden Crown Literary Society in 2014. She also received the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award in 2001 for her work defending Annie On My Mind from an attempt to ban it from libraries in a Kansas school district, and for her anti-censorship efforts in general. She died of a massive heart attack on June 23, 2014 at the age of 76.

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