Hear Me Out : True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia

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Twenty Gay teens speak out about their lives, about the realization of their sexuality, and the consequences for themselves. These young people discuss the reactions of their friends and families, their schoolmates and society in general.

Praise & Recognition

An important and emotionally powerful collection that is sure to encourage discussion. Booklist
This powerful book is truly an inspiring collection. Calgary Herald
A must-read for parents, teachers and teens. Canadian Living
A valuable resource in discussions of homosexuality in sex and health education classes. Resource Links
The stories are raw, personal and challenging. Telegram (St. John's, Nfld)
The stories are personal and sometimes heartbreaking, but they all share a sense of individual growth, acceptance and hope. School Library Journal
A moving and insightful book about the power of storytelling, coming out and celebrating yourself. Shameless Magazine
The stories are not depressing, but realistic, hopeful and inspiring. VOYA
The first-hand accounts are strong and vivid, compelling and wholly emotional. Queer Things
The writing reflects the diversity of the young people and their experiences, and the authenticity of their words. Hi-Rise
Bold personal accounts of homosexuals combating the fear-endowed prescience of modern society. ForeWord Magazine
As the young writers shape their queer identities, they touch on universal themes of acceptance and belonging. Herizons
The first-person accounts capture the readers' interest and make it difficult not to empathsize with the storytellers. CM Magazine (Manitoba Library Association)

Details

Publication Date: October 13, 2004

Reading Age: 13 - 19

Genre: Teen, Children's Fiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 175

ISBN: 978-1-896764-87-0