Totally Joe

Bullying Awareness & Prevention
LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism
Author(s):
James Howe
Age Group:
9-12
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0689839580
Year:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism

Howe continues the story of 13-year-old Joe, one of the protagonists from The Misfits series, in this "alphabiography." As an English assignment, Joe is told to write about his life from A to Z, with each alphabetical chapter ending in a "Life Lesson." Joe reveals his life in short vignettes, discussing with humor his struggles as a gay adolescent, including his relationship with his athletic brother, his first boyfriend and dealing with bullying at school.

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When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. After he realized he was a boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of his life that didn't fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life. Then Mom and Dad announced they're going to have another baby and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning.

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