The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves [NOOK Book]

Overview

Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of top authors.

If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say?

That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college? That the bully who ...
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The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves

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Overview

Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of top authors.

If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say?

That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college? That the bully who is making your life miserable will one day become so insignificant that you won't remember his name until he shows up at your book signing?

In this anthology, sixty-three award-winning authors such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline Woodson, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin make imaginative journeys into their pasts, telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered people. Through stories, in pictures, with bracing honesty, these are words of love and understanding, reasons to hold on for the better future ahead. They will tell you things about your favorite authors that you never knew before. And they will tell you about yourself.
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Praise for THE LETTER Q:

"The letter Q stands for 'queer,' of course, and in this lovely, often funny, and always heartfelt book, more than five dozen celebrated writers send letters to their teenage selves. Each note, in its own individual way, promises the author's younger self hope that, in the future, life will get better.... The assembled authors, actors, playwrights, and illustrators are a veritable who's-who of the LGBT creative world, and whose audiences include both young adults and adults." -- BOOKLIST, starred review

"A thoughtful, humorous, and moving collection of letters and comics... Read together, the letters become a powerful refrain." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"With its repeated exhortations to relax more and worry less, this book might be a life-saver for some -- and could function as an author list, as well, for teens wanting to read more about People Like Us." -- HORN BOOK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545502207
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 620,066
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author


Sarah Moon is a teacher, writer, and translator. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

James Lecesne is an actor, writer, and activist. His Academy Award-winning short film, "Trevor," inspired the founding of The Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

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    The title of this remarkable anthology says it all¿a multitude

    The title of this remarkable anthology says it all—a multitude of LGBT
    authors, more than sixty of them, have come together to tell themselves
    as young adults what they wish they had known back then. In doing so,
    they also are reaching out to today’s youth who are struggling with
    their sexual identities, letting them know they are not alone and others
    have felt the way they feel. Written for age 14 and up, the letters are
    honest, emotional and forthright, no holds barred. There are even
    practical suggestions for making one’s own life just a little bit
    easier. Some of the writers involved will be a surprise to readers and
    some will not but that really doesn’t matter because the point of it all
    is to make the road just a little easier for the younger generation.
    The target audience is obvious but this is a book that can be
    appreciated just as much by those of us who are not LGBT because it
    gives us a small glimpse of what life is like for young adults who are
    unsure of themselves and those who ARE sure but are having difficulty
    finding a comfortable place in our world. One really important note is
    that this book will strike a chord with all teenagers who are struggling
    with issues of any kind, not just sexual identity. Has this been done
    before? Perhaps it has but, if so, I haven’t seen it. The authors and
    editors and publisher involved all are to be commended for a fine idea
    executed brilliantly and with great compassion, so much that I was
    frequently brought to tears. I strongly recommend it for young adults
    and adults alike and especially would like to see it shelved in every
    school library. Lives can literally be saved.

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    Posted August 2, 2012

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