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This Book is Gay

Written by Juno Dawson

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This Book is Gay Synopsis

A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author Juno Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more.

Spike Gerrell's hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.

This Book is Gay Press Reviews

The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. - Patrick Ness

A brave, funny, indignant look at what it means to grow up as LGTBQ. - Metro

Funny, wise and utterly pragmatic this is a brilliant readable and informative book... which could not only help teens become more at ease in their own skin as they work out the details of who they are, but could change your entire school culture, for the better. - Teach Secondary

Filling an important gap in non-fiction publishing is this frank, funny and very welcome exploration of gender and sexuality. - The Bookseller

Frank and funny - Now magazine

It's impossible to overstate the importance of a book like this - Gay Community News

A fantastic book for classrooms and school libraries, This Book is Gay is a must-read for teachers and parents, as well as teens themselves. - Liverpool Echo

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ISBN: 9781471403958
Publication date: 01/09/2014
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471403958
Publication date: 1st September 2014
Author: Juno Dawson
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers

About Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who. She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing bands before writing for a Brighton newspaper. Until recently, Juno worked as a teacher, specialising in PSHE. She is most proud of her work surrounding anti-bullying and family diversity. In 2014 she became a School Role Model for the charity Stonewall. In 2015, Juno announced her intention to undergo gender transition and live as a woman. 

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