Edited by David Levithan and Billy Merrell, this book is a compilation from
authors in their teens and early twenties about sexuality and identity.
As a whole, the collection is comprehensive, complex, and the perfect title
to put into the hands of teens who approach the information desk asking for
real stories about coming out and coming to terms with anything remotely GLBTQ. —School
and Library Journal
Insightful, extraordinarily well written, and emotionally mature, the selections
offer compelling, dramatic evidence that what is important is not what we are
but who we are. —Booklist
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.
Visit GLSEN's Web site