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Children's Nonfiction Homosexuality

Homophobia

Deal with it and turn prejudice into pride

by (author) Steven Solomon

illustrated by Nick Johnson

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jun 2013
Category
Homosexuality, Prejudice & Racism, Bullying
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459404410
    Publish Date
    Jun 2013
    List Price
    $24.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459404427
    Publish Date
    Jun 2013
    List Price
    $12.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 6
  • Reading age: 9 to 11

Description

That's so gay! It's a phrase commonly heard in school halls and playgrounds. But when used as a put-down, it's also homophobic. With plenty of quizzes, Q+As, comics, and scenarios, this interactive and highly visual new book in the Deal With It series helps kids determine what is -- and what isn't -- homophobia, and what they can do to make their schools, homes, and communities more safe and inclusive for everyone.

 

About the authors

STEVEN SOLOMON is the school social worker for the Toronto District School Board's Human Sexuality Program. He provides counselling for students who are bullied because of their sexuality and delivers anti-Homophobia workshops for K-12 students. In 2012 he was awarded a TDSB Excellence Award, in part for his work helping students to establish Gay-Straight Alliances in schools.

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NICK JOHNSON is a writer and illustrator who works in children's illustration, comic books and graphic design. Nick lives in Calgary, Alberta, where he serves as an Art Director for New Machine Studios.

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens *Starred Selection* - Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

"This accessible book defines homophobia and leads readers to consider seriously their own actions and attitudes, and how they can learn to treat everyone with respect. . . . This will be a useful book that could generate much production discussion about homophobia and its direct effect on the lives of middle school students."

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"Overall, I believe that the content is valuable, and the sidebars are quite informative. . . The sections of the book that focus on what homophobia is are actually very important aspects of the text, especially in our current social context where homophobia gets tossed around to a great degree" Recommended

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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