Tommy Stands Alone

Tommy Stands Alone

by Gloria Velásquez

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Tommy Stands Alone by Gloria Velásquez

When Tommy realizes that he is uncomfortable with dating girls, he finds himself struggling with the idea that his sexual preferences might be different from everyone he knows. Tommy begins to cut classes and drink alcohol in order to avoid his friends and their increasing awareness that he may be gay. Distressed and confused, he attempts to take his own life, which lands him in the hospital.  After the incident, Tommy gets help from the counselor, Ms. Martinez.  As his family and friends try to deal with the revelation that Tommy is homosexual, Ms. Martinez helps Tommy through the toughest time in his life. Tommy Stands Alone is a sensitive and balanced treatment of a difficult subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611927795
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publication date: 10/31/1995
Series: The Roosevelt High School Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 300 KB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

GLORIA L. VELÁSQUEZ is an award-winning writer of poetry and fiction. She is the author of two poetry collections, I Used to Be a Superwoman  (1997) and  Xicana on the Run (2006), and the Roosevelt High School Series: Tommy Stands Tall (2013), Rudy's Memory Walk (2009), Tyrone’s Betrayal (2006), Teen Angel  (2003), Ankiza (2000), Rina’s Family Secret  (1998), Maya’s Divided World (1995), Tommy Stands Alone (1995), and Juanita Fights the School Board (1994), all from Piñata Books. Velásquez is currently a professor in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

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