How beautiful the ordinary: twelve stories of identity

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A girl thought to be a boy steals her sister's skirt, while a boy thought to be a girl refuses to wear a cornflower blue dress. One boy's love of a soldier leads to the death of a stranger. The present takes a bittersweet journey into the past when a man revisits the summer school where he had "an accidental romance." And a forgotten mother writes a poignant letter to the teenage daughter she hasn't seen for fourteen years.

Poised between the past and the future are the stories of now. In nontraditional narratives, short stories, and brief graphics, tales of anticipation and regret, eagerness and confusion present distinctively modern views of love, sexuality, and gender identification. Together, they reflect the vibrant possibilities available for young people learning to love others--and themselves--in today's multifaceted and quickly changing world.

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subject_facet Gender identity -- Fiction, Homosexuality -- Fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Love stories, Sex -- Fiction, Sexual orientation -- Fiction, Short stories, American
title_display How beautiful the ordinary : twelve stories of identity
title_full How Beautiful the Ordinary Twelve Stories of Identity, How beautiful the ordinary : twelve stories of identity / edited by Michael Cart
title_short How beautiful the ordinary :
title_sub twelve stories of identity
topic_facet Gender identity, Homosexuality, Identity, Love stories, Sex, Sexual orientation, Short stories, American, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature