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Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son

Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son

by Kevin Jennings
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ISBN-13: 9780807071472
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 06/15/2007
Series: Lesbian and Gay Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kevin Jennings taught high school in New England after graduating from Harvard and is best known for his work creating safe schools for LGBT students. In 1988, Jennings helped establish the nation's first Gay-Straight Alliance for students, and in 1990 he founded GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, to bring together teachers, parents, students, and community members to end anti-LGBT bias in schools. Mr. Jennings led GLSEN to success in making Massachusetts the first state in the nation to outlaw discrimination against public school students on the basis of sexual orientation, and he helped establish the Safe Schools Program for Gay & Lesbian Students. Under Jennings's guidance, GLSEN has become a national education and civil rights organization with a presence in all fifty states. Newsweek named him one of a hundred people to watch in the new century. Jennings tours extensively and makes frequent media appearances as an advocate and spokesperson for LGBT youth. The author ofOne Teacher in Ten and Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning Son or Daughter, Jennings also wrote and produced the historical documentary Out of the Past, which won the 1998 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary.

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Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An incredible, thoughtful, funny and heartbreaking memoir about love, hate, class, sexual orientation, religion, education, and identity. Beautiful and deserving of reading and recommending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books is so heartfelt and so timely. My heart went out to both Kevin Jennings and every one of his remarkable students. If those students are typical of their generation, I look forward to turning our country over into their hands. I am buying a copy of this book for every one of my 7th grader's teachers. Some will love it, some will hate it, but I truly believe they all need to read it.