The Letter Q

The Letter Q

Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves

Book - 2012 | 1st ed
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Collects letters from such famous contributors as Brian Selznick, Michael Cunningham, and Amy Bloom to offer hope and support in the face of prejudice.
Contents: Amy Bloom
Michael Cunningham
Julie Anne Peters
Jacqueline Woodson
Eileen Myles
David Levithan
Jasika Nicole
Rakesh Satyal
Dout Wright
Melanie Braverman
Brian Selznick
Stacey D'Erasmo
Adam Haslett
Terrence McNally
Erik Orrantia
Jennifer Camper
Martin Moran
Armistead Maupin
Arthur Levine
Malinda Lo
Maurice Vellekoop
Michael Nava
Larry Duplechan
Ali Liebegott
Paul Rudnick
Linda Villarosa
J. D. McClatchy
Anne Bogart
Eric Orner
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Tony Valenzuela
Carole DeSanti
Gregory Maguire
Christopher Rice
Jewelle Gomez
Bill Clegg
Erika Moen
Sarah Moon
Bruce Coville
LaShonda Katrice Barnett
Howard Cruse
Bill Wright
Michael DiMotta
Carter Sickels
Diane DiMassa
Brent Hartinger
Mayra Lazara Dole
Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Susan Stinson
Marc Wolf
Lucy Knisley
Nick Burd
Ray Daniels
James Lecesne
Paula Gilovich
Colman Domingo
Richard McCann
Marion Dane Bauer
Lucy Thurber
Randall Kenan
Paige Braddock
Jaye Maiman
David Leavitt
David Ebershoff
The Trevor Project
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 306.766 L
Characteristics: 281 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Moon, Sarah 1982-
Lecesne, James
ISBN: 9780545399326


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Letters from various queer writers offer support and encouragement to readers in the face of prejudice.

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Jun 24, 2019

This book is a collection of autobiographical communications from famous LGBTQ+ creators to their younger selves. Some of the entries are funny, others quite emotional, and some are incredibly profound. Since many LGBTQ+ people are already largely disenfranchised by our culture, these messages of encouragement and open dialogue between current and past selves are truly heartfelt. The contributors range from all walks of creative work: fiction authors, playwrights, journalists, etc. I highly recommend this book, even if you don't identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. The message is incredibly clear for all humanity: IT GETS BETTER!

Mar 24, 2019

Honest, reflective & a thoughtful read.


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May 15, 2012

This amazing book is a compilation of "Queer writers' notes to their younger selves".

Half of the royalties from the sale of this book will go towards supporting The Trevor Project's mission of reaching LGBT and Questioning youth in crisis.


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