Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence by Jane Yolen, James Cross Giblin, Lesléa Newman, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Bruce Coville, Marion Dane Bauer, Nancy Garden, William Sleator, C.S. Adler, Ellen Howard, Gregory Maguire, M.E. Kerr, Francesca Lia Block, Cristina Salat, Beck Underwood, Jacqueline Woodson

288 pages first pub 1995 (editions)

fiction lgbtqia+ short stories young adult emotional hopeful slow-paced


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. Includes:"Michael's Little Sister" / C. S. Adler...

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reflective 100%
emotional 66%
informative 66%
funny 33%
hopeful 33%
inspiring 33%
sad 33%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 100%

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