This book describes the process of "coming in" to a welcoming and nurturing family, from both the teen's and the parents' perspective. Linda Goldman draws on her personal and professional experience as a school guidance counselor, child and adolescent therapist, parent, and a member of the national group PFLAG to build a common language and a new paradigm for understanding sexual orientation and gender identity as a part of mainstream culture. Through the information, exercises, anecdotes, and extensive bibliography of additional resources provided in the book, parents, school administrators and educators, community groups and counselors will find the tools needed to facilitate nurturing and safe environments for our LGBT youth.
Maggie was looking for a friend in Dahlia. She never guessed she'd find love, too.
All the tenth-grade girls hate Dahlia Wainwright: smart, natural beauty and freaky outsider all in one. And that's "exactly" what Maggie Keller is drawn to, for she herself is an outsider, having withdrawn from the high school elite crowd after a car accident that killed her mother, an accident for which she blames herself. But Dahlia's friendship's manic journey into new identities and outrageous behavior transforms Maggie in ways she could never have imagined.
In her stunning first young adult novel, bestselling adult author Jennifer McMahon paints a lush portrait of the healing power of love.
Kate was lissa's best friend. They've shared everything for four years. Then one night at a drunken party, Kate leaned in to kiss lissa, and lissa kissed her back. And now Kate is pretending lissa doesn't exist. Confused and alone, lissa's left questioning everything she thought she knew about herself, and about life. But with the help of a free-spirited new friend, lissa's beginning to find the strength to realize that sometimes falling in love with the wrong person is the only way to find your footing.