The Letter Q

Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves

By Sarah Moon; James Lecesne
(Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780545399326, 288pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
“Here are 64 of the most provocative, sad, enlightening, inspiring tales you may ever read. The stories touch upon many social issues that teens are faced with from day to day -- peer pressure, bullying, unrequited love, rejection, the stress of college applications and achievement, ambivalent parents, fight-or-flight friends, love, and sex. The authors succeed in pointing out that these are not just queer experiences but, rather, human experiences.”
-- Krys Tourtois, Schuler Books & Music, Lansing, MI


Description

Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of top authors.

If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say?

That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college? That the bully who is making your life miserable will one day become so insignificant that you won't remember his name until he shows up at your book signing?

In this anthology, sixty-three award-winning authors such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline Woodson, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin make imaginative journeys into their pasts, telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered people. Through stories, in pictures, with bracing honesty, these are words of love and understanding, reasons to hold on for the better future ahead. They will tell you things about your favorite authors that you never knew before. And they will tell you about yourself.




About the Author

Sarah Moon is a teacher, writer, and translator. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

James Lecesne is an actor, writer, and activist. His Academy Award–winning short film, Trevor, inspired the founding of The Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org).

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