This Book Is Gay

This Book Is Gay

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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

Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James 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.

James Dawson

For eight years, James Dawson was a teacher specialising in Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE). As well as being a sexpert, his debut, best-selling YA novel HOLLOW PIKE was nominated for the prestigious Queen of Teen prize and was followed with the publication of YA thriller CRUEL SUMMER. James's first non-fiction title, BEING A BOY, the ultimate guide to puberty, sex and relationships for young men, was published in Autumn 2013. James is also a Stonewall Schools Role Model, and when he's not writing books to scare teenagers in a variety of ways, James can usually be found listening to pop music and watching DOCTOR WHO and horror movies. He lives and writes in London. Follow James at or on Twitter: @_jamesdawson

Spike Gerrell

Spike lives in North London with his partner and their children. Most of his spare time is spent with his kids, building tree houses and ice-skating. Since graduating from St. Martins in the late 80's, Spike has been supplying his 'spiky nosed' illustrations to a host of clients. Through a diverse range of briefs his cast of genetically challenged humanoids, Heath Robinson-style machines, and a menagerie of animals have naturally evolved. Follow Spike at or on Twitter: @landofspike

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

Publisher: New York :, Hot Key Books
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781471404030
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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This book tells you things that you might want to know about LGBTQIA. It's fresh, innovative, and informative.

- Chloe, Teen Volunteer

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Nov 13, 2016

James Dawson begins this book by saying it is for everyone, but the intention is to be a guide to young LGBT people. Most of the book serves as assurance to LGBT youth that there is a large community for them out in the world. There are certainly sections in the book that give helpful advice. The book isn't as comprehensive as it aims to be, with most of the book focusing on cis-gendered gay men. There are also parts where Dawson says that certain stereotypes are true, and that's a troubling statement for a book that is supposed to be celebrating individuality and fighting for equality.

deadpoollover Nov 20, 2015

I cannot believe this is what our world has come to. Trying to justify something that is so inhumane.

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