As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend.
With his mother working long hours and in pain from a romantic break-up, eighteen-year-old Logan feels alone and unloved until a zany new student arrives at his small-town Missouri high school, keeping a big secret.
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
When their parents announce they are taking in a fellow student for a month, 16-year-old twins Kyle and Judy sit up and take notice. Kyle has just come out of the closet to his family and fears he'll never know what it is like to date a guy. Judy is pretending to be born-again to attract a boy who heads a Bible study group. And Garret Johnson is new in town-- a mysterious loner who claims to be a vampire. Both twins are intrigued.
A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. While many of these teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years.
Told in separate voices, Azure, who is a lesbian, and Luke, who is bisexual, help plan an inclusive senior prom while Luke is writing and producing a musical about his life, both are working through the crush they have on their friend Radhika, and all three are dealing with problems at home.
Sixteen-year-old Elle falls in love with Frank, the neighbor who helps her adjust to being on her own in a big city, but learning that he is transgendered turns her world upside-down.
School outsider Jesse, a lesbian, is having secret trysts with Emily, the popular student council vice president, but when they find themselves on opposite sides of a major issue and Jesse becomes more involved with a student activist, they are forced to make a difficult decision.
|Collects letters from such famous contributors as Brian Selznick, Michael Cunningham, and Amy Bloom to offer hope and support in the face of prejudice.|
|Contents:||Amy Bloom -- Michael Cunningham -- Julie Anne Peters -- Jacqueline Woodson -- Eileen Myles -- David Levithan -- Jasika Nicole -- Rakesh Satyal -- Doug Wright -- Melanie Braverman -- Brian Selznick -- Stacey D'Erasmo -- Adam Haslett -- Terrence McNally -- Erik Orrantia -- Jennifer Camper -- Martin Moran -- Armistead Maupin -- Arthur Levine -- Malinda Lo -- Maurice Vellekoop -- Michael Nava -- Larry Duplechan -- Ali Liebegott -- Paul Rudnick -- Linda Villarosa -- J. D. McClatchy -- Anne Bogart -- Eric Orner -- Lucy Jane Bledsoe -- Tony Valenzuela -- Carole DeSanti -- Gregory Maguire -- Christopher Rice -- Jewelle Gomez -- Bill Clegg -- Erika Moen -- Sarah Moon -- Bruce Coville -- LaShonda Katrice Barnett -- Howard Cruse -- Bil Wright -- Michael DiMotta -- Carter Sickels -- Diane DiMassa -- Brent Hartinger -- Mayra Lazara Dole -- Benoit Denizet-Lewis -- Susan Stinson -- Marc Wolf -- Lucy Knisley -- Nick Burd -- Ray Daniels -- James Lecesne -- Paula Gilovich -- Colman Domingo -- Richard McCann -- Marion Dane Bauer -- Lucy Thurber -- Randall Kenan -- Paige Braddock -- Jaye Maiman -- David Leavitt -- David Ebershoff -- The Trevor Project.|
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.