Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence Read Online Free - Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Lesléa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen
Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.
|Title||:||Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence|
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December 24, 2013
This past week, while a lot of people carried on the social media debate about that Duck Dynasty patriarch's newest homophobic remarks, I found myself finishing Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence. Yes, the two events are related.
Printed in the mid-1990s (but unfortunately unknown to me until...
September 30, 2016
This book of short stories has been on the ALA banned and challenged book list since its publication in 1994. Twenty years later, the stories are still relevant, but perhaps not as inclusive or direct as they might be now. I found them quite mild (when considering the challenged status), often fo...
January 08, 2015
This book probably saved my sanity when, as a teenager, I realized I might be gay*. It has sixteen short stories about different aspects of being gay or knowing gay people - some sad, some happy, some in-between - and being a teenager. In addition to being a good book in itself, it is also a fabu...
February 08, 2017
STORY 1: Am I Blue? By Bruce Coville. I like Coville. In this story, a boy who thinks he might or might not be gay meets his fairy godfather, who will grant him three wishes. Quote: “But I said I didn't want to be anyone's guardian angel, I wanted to be a fairy godfather...people had been calling...
December 05, 2016
This is a solid group of short stories. My favorite story was "Michael's Little Sister" by C.S Adler. I didn't have much of an emotional response to any of the others, but most of the stories were good and I did enjoy them. The only one I actually disliked is "Blood Sister" by Jane Yolen.
I have o...
January 17, 2012
Two things bring down my opinion of this collection, one is personal, one is more objective.
The first, through no fault of its own, is my distaste for the short story. It's not that I don't think a good story can be told in 10,000 words or thereabouts, in fact many can, but most of this collectio...
August 01, 2012
it was a great read that is really inspirational to LGBTQ teens.
i almost complained to my school library for having this a senior fiction just because it had gay themes then i read "three mondays in july" and some of the others and kinda figured Senior Fiction might be a bit more apropriate.
June 24, 2017
I've rated each story individually below. My average rating for the stories in the anthology was 4 stars. Overall, this collection was both great and important. Having a collection of stories like this proved that there's no single gay existence. Many gay people have similar exp...
December 19, 2017
This was a great read. Very thought provoking and the stories truly immersed you in someone elses life, hurdles and emotions. So glad my local library went the extra step to do an interlibrary loan so I could read it!
November 16, 2011
reading this for the second time. i got it from the public library when i was in high school. i thought the stories were about depression. instead it became the first piece(s) of gltbq teen fiction i ever read. in light of current events in my hometown, i'm amazed our library even owned this book...