A girl trapped in a war between her school, her church, and her own family. A boy facing the pain of injustice and prejudice in the same rush as new love. A town shocked by the death of a young person, while one alone knows why. A loner fighting a losing battle inside, terrified by society, longing for respect.
Poignant, funny, tragic, uplifting-Awake brings together the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teens through four gifted authors, including Nancy Garden, author of the groundbreaking Annie on My Mind, who have donated their time and talents.
The Trevor Project is the nation's leading organization dedicated to ending suicide among LGBTQ youth. All net publisher proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit The Trevor Project.
|Product dimensions:||0.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)|
|Age Range:||14 Years|
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"Awake is an anthology I couldn't put down. The forward alone, makes me weep with joy. As a young adult author who works with teens across the country, I am ecstatic that so many of my young friends will now have a book that mirrors who they are. The writing from these four stellar authors is fresh, poignant and ripped at my heart. I think reading Awake should be a mandatory requirement for every middle school/high school student in this country, because through understanding comes acceptance and tolerance." Instructor Writing the Young Adult Novel Converting Kate Viking Books *2008 ALA Best Books *Kliatt:Editors' Choice *Books of the Teen Age-NYPL *CBC Notable Book