for Telling Tales Out of School by Kevin Jennings
In this collection of over thirty essays, gays, lesbians, and bisexuals look back at their school days -- some with wry humor, others with acknowledged pain. Most find that they are still trying to unlearn a basic lesson imparted by the educational system to homosexuals: Hate yourself. The personal memoirs collected here are sharp and varied, detailing everything from valiant struggles during the pre-Stonewall days to the isolation of sissies and tomboys, the violence and harassment that became numbingly common on playgrounds, and the love stories that made young students hopeful that there was a better life outside of school.
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