Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence

by Marion Dane Bauer

Sixteen original works of short fiction created for this anthology by a who's-who... read more

Sixteen original works of short fiction created for this anthology by a who's-who of accomplished authors of young adult literature "explore aspects of growing up gay or lesbian or with gay or lesbian friends or parents." The editor writes that "one out of ten teenagers attempts suicide. One out of three of those does so because of concern about being homosexual... The intention of this anthology is to tell challenging, honest, affecting stories that will open a window for all who seek to understand themselves or others." The authors are C. S. Adler, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Lesléa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, Jane Yolen and editor Marion Dane Bauer. A one-page biography for each author is included. (Age 16 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

show less