May 22, 2012

Giveaway - The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes To Their Younger Selves edited by Sarah Moon

The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes To Their Younger Selves edited by Sarah Moon
May 21st, 2012 from Arthur A. Levine Books

In this anthology, sixty-four award-winning authors and illustrators such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline, Woodson, Terrence McNally, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin, make imaginative journeys into their pasts, telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people. Through stories, in pictures, with bracing honesty, these are words of love, messages of understanding, reasons to hold on for the better future ahead. They will tell you things about your favorite authors that you never knew before. And they will tell you about yourself.


There are a lot of amazing quotes from this book and wanted to share a few:

"I know it doesn't feel like it, but every time you go through something difficult, you get stronger. Look how much you have already survived." ~ Diane DiMassa

"I will tell you something that those fairy tales don't. You're right to be terrified. Love, in the fullness of its power, will turn you inside out." ~ Malinda Lo

Some of the letters are totally hilarious and some are so heartfelt that you want to reach out and hug the writer. Either way, The Letter Q is a powerful book of love and should be read.

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Here's the fun part - the giveaway! I have TWO copies up for grabs for two winners. US only. Fill out the fancy doo-hickey below to be officially entered. Ends 5/31 - good luck!


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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! This looks like it would be an interesting anthology for one of my friends - he loves books and is struggling with being gay in a conservative rural town.

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  2. A wonderful idea. I'm sure this book will make a difference in the lives of many young people. Thanks for putting it out there.

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  3. There are a few teens in my life that could really use this book and I would love to share it with them.

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  4. This book sounds wonderful. I want to read it myself and then give it to a friend. She would love it. She has a book about when people knew they were gay, which is so sweet.

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  5. Ooh! One of my favorite authors is in this book, but I forgot all about it until I saw your blog post. Thanks for reminding me. This sounds like a great book that could really help teens.

    BTW -- your instagram link is broken. It should be http://web.stagram.com/n/USERNAME

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  6. What I could tell ,y younger self. That rednecky boy from the neighboring high school you didn't hang around with is going to be your husband and the father of your 3 kids in the future!

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  7. oh gosh, I need this book. I love the idea of authors writing to their younger selves but I'm also in love with any book that deals with LGBTQ issues and I find it fascinating that this is coming out. I didn't know about it. How fun.

    -lauren

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  8. this sounds like a really interesting and powerful subject for a book. i hadn't heard of it so thanks for bringing to to my attention.

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  9. This is such an important topic. I just hope that the libraries and booksellers don't shy away from making it available.

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  10. I'm so looking forward to this book. I can't wait to read the stories from some of my favorite authors! :)

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  11. We've all wished we could have known what we know now (about everything) when we were younger. In this book, people get a chance to really state what that would have been. Wonder if any of them wished the same as me!?

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  12. I'm a high school teacher and I think this book will be awesome to share with my students. So often they think that only "special" people have stories to tell. It's hard to convince them that they have stories that people want to read.

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  13. This seems like a great book and i am so happy to have the chance to win it thank so much for this. Great post btw :) HAPPY FOLLOWER RIGHT HERE!

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