Coming Out from the Silence
Edited by Marion Dane Bauer
This is a collection of original short stories on gay and lesbian themes by well-known children's writers.
Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Lesléa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen.
Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and themegrowing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.
ALA Best Books for Young Adults
ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
ALA Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual Book Award for Literature, 1995
Lambda Literary Award for Children and Young Adults, 1995
Minnesota Book Award for older children, 1995