Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Howe, James.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005
IL 5-8, RL 4.8
ISBN 068983957X
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Joe is back.  We first met him in Howe's Misfits.  And now he has a school assignment that he shares with us.  He has to write his autobiography from A to Z.  He is not too keen on the assignment but does his best.   Joe tells us his story of growing up gay.  He knew from an early age that he was different.  And he has come to terms with the fact that he is gay.  Joe tells us about how difficult it has been for him.  About the bullies and the prejudice.  And we learn what it will take to "come out" to his family.
SUBJECTS:     Gays -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
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