The Full Spectrum

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The Full Spectrum

A New Generation of Writing about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities

By David Levithan; Billy Merrell

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375832901, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2006

Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they re looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, YA authors David Levithan and Billy Merrell have collected original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early 20s. The Full Spectrum includes a variety of writers gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, transitioning, and questioning on a variety of subjects: coming out, family, friendship, religion/faith, first kisses, break-ups, and many others.
This one of a kind collection will, perhaps, help all readers see themselves and the world around them in ways they might never have imagined. We have partnered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to them.