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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