A Scout is Brave

A Scout is Brave

by Jay Jordan Hawke

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ISBN-13: 9781632166913
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 12/18/2014
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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A Scout Is Brave 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Allen_Branigan More than 1 year ago
"A Scout is Brave" is the story of 14 year old Joshua (half Indian, half white teen) attending a Boy Scout summer camp for the first time. He befriends "Cody" the son of the scoutmaster/conservative preacher. Both boys realize they are gay. The boys and their (straight) friends must confront the bullying of older scouts. Our author, Jay Jordan Hawke writes a masterpiece story for both adults and teens. Joshua must struggle living in the white versus Indian culture, the gay versus straight world, the older versus younger boys in camp, and the boy who wish to respect each other versus those the wish bully. As a reader, I was kept in total suspense as the story unfolded. As a gay Eagle Scout who is part Indian, I identified with the main character. Yes, my best scout friend was also preacher's kid who was also gay. So, the story was realistic. This book could be used in middle school, high school and college classes to teach respect for peers, tolerance of different people, and adults. PFLAG could use this book. To the gay community, the book shows that not all scout are gay haters, but actually gay themselves who believe in love of nature and outdoors. While there is no sex in this book, a rare glance of a loving kiss between best friends makes a surprise twist in the story. Some nightmare chapters might scare some readers. I highly recommend it.