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This Book is Gay

Author(s): Juno Dawson

Young Adult Non-Fiction (Ages 13+) | LGBTIQ

 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.

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A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality

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

Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of dark teen thrillers Hollow PikeCruel SummerSay Her Name and Under My Skin, written under the name James Dawson. In 2015, she released her first contemporary romance, All of the Above. Her first non-fiction book, Being a Boy, tackled puberty, sex and relationships, and a follow-up for young LGBT people, This Book Is Gay, came out in 2014.

Juno is a regular contributor to AttitudeGTGlamour and the Guardian and has contributed to news items concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education on BBC Woman's HourFront RowThis Morning and Newsnight. She is a School Role Model for the charity Stonewall, and also works with charity First Story to visit schools serving low-income communities. Juno's titles have received rave reviews and her books have been translated into more than ten languages.

In 2015, Juno announced her transition to become a woman, having lived thus far as the male author James Dawson. She writes full time and lives in Brighton. Follow Juno on Twitter: @junodawson or on Facebook at Juno Dawson Books.

General Fields

  • : 9781471403958
  • : Hot Key Books
  • : Hot Key Books
  • : August 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Juno Dawson
  • : Paperback
  • : 272
  • : illustrations