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The Heart Has Its Reasons by Michael Cart; Christine A. JenkinsSociety does not make it easy for young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to find accurate, nonjudgmental information about homosexuality. It makes it even more difficult for young homosexuals to find positive role models in fiction either written or published expressly for them or if published for adults relevant to them and their lives. The Heart Has Its Reasons examines these issues and critically evaluates the body of literature published for young adults that offers homosexual themes and characters. Cart and Jenkins chart the evolution of the field of YA literature having GLBTQ (gay/lesbian/bisexual, transgendered, and/or queer/questioning) content. They identify titles that are remarkable either for their excellence or failures, noting the stereotypic, wrongheaded, and outdated books as well as the accurate, thoughtful, and tactful titles. Useful criteria for evaluating books with GLBTQ content are provided. Books and resources of all types are reviewed based on a model that uses the category descriptors of Homosexual Visibility, Gay Assimilation, and Queer Consciousness/Community. An annotated bibliography and a number of author-title lists of books discussed in the text arranged by subject round out this valuable reference for teachers, librarians, parents, and young adults."
Call Number: PS374.H63 C37 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-30
Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens by Michael Cart; Christine A. JenkinsA summary of the 250 best books for LGBTQ teens, written by experts on the subject and addressed to teen book buyers. Identifying titles that address the sensitive and important topics of coming out, being out, and the search for community, this catalog spotlights the best gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and questioning books written for teens. The authors cover fiction of all kinds, as well as graphic novels and general nonfiction aimed at readers in middle school and high school, and include recent publications as well as classics that continue to be read and enjoyed by 21st-century teens. Information on how to find library programs, services, and additional resources for LGBTQ teens is also provided, making this a one-stop sourcebook for LGBTQ teens, their families, friends, and classmates, as well as teachers and librarians.
Call Number: Z7164.H74 C37 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-02
That's So Gay! by Jonathan CharlesworthIs there a need to challenge homophobic name-calling and other homophobic bullying in your school but uncertainty about how to address it?That's So Gay! is a practical guide to making your school a safer place and creating an inclusive bully-free culture. It shows what homophobic bullying looks like, who experiences it and explores the reasons why young people bully others homophobically. It also reveals why young people are often reluctant to report homophobic bullying, the increasing role played by the internet and the profound effects bullying can have well into adulthood. Adopting a whole-school approach, this book provides all the advice schools need on prevention, working with those who bully, handling disclosures and anti-bullying policies.Written by an expert in the field, this is a vital guide for schools, teachers and anyone with a duty of care towards young people.
Publication Date: 2015-02-28
Sexual Harassment and Bullying by Susan L. StraussBullying in schools is often discussed, but sexual harassment in schools, and how it differs from bullying is often overlooked. In fact, though, sexual harassment (committed both by fellow students and school personnel) is more common and yet more easily and quickly dismissed by those involved, though its consequences for the victim can be profound. This book provides parents, teachers, school officials, and others with a framework comparing and contrasting sexual harassment and bullying as they relate to the behavior, laws, and impact on children. The author describes the responsibility of the school district and how parents and other adults can navigate the schools' policies, barriers, and responsibilities. She argues that children should not be subjected to bullying OR sexual harassment, that it is the school's responsibility to make the harassment or bullying stop, and that parents and other caring adults often need to be involved and advocate for the child, even against resistance from those in the school system. Throughout the book the author uses examples of actual cases that have made it to the courts and have been precedent setting and cases in which she has been involved as an expert witness or as a consultant. Resources for readers are also provided at the end of the book.
Compiled each year by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. The list is published annually and is a biography of quality LGBTQIA titles recommended for children and teens.
The first LGBTQIA book award, the Stonewall list includes fiction and non-fiction categories for children, young adults and adults. Sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table.
'The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world." Includes children's/YA category.
Created by authors Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo, entries explore diversity of all kinds in YA literature including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disabilities. The goal is to highlight diverse YA literature that might otherwise be left unnoticed. Includes research into publishing trends of diverse YA lit.