The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities

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David Levithan, Billy Merrell
Knopf, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 272 pages
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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.

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User Review  - ArynO - LibraryThing

This is a collection of short stories, essays, and poems written by LGBTQ young adults about their experiences. It covers everything from romance, coming out, finding their identities, and just living ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jmmott - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this collection despite the fact that it was emotionally painful to read at times. I thought it did a really good job of presenting the experiences of gay and lesbian youth. The use ... Read full review


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DAVID LEVITHAN is a children's book editor and the author of several books for teens. He lives in New Jersey.

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