How Could I Choose Betwen My Sexuality And My Spirituality, Two Of The Most Important Parts That Made Me Whole High School Senior Paul Has Dated Angie Since Middle School, And They Re Good Together They Have A Lot Of The Same Interests, Like Singing In Their Church Choir And Being Active In Bible Club But When Manuel Transfers To Their School, Paul Has To Rethink His Life Manuel Is The First Openly Gay Teen Anyone In Their Small Town Has Ever Met, And Yet He Says He S Also A Committed Christian Talking To Manuel Makes Paul Reconsider Thoughts He Has Kept Hidden, And Listening To Manuel S Interpretation Of Biblical Passages On Homosexuality Causes Paul To Reevaluate Everything He Believed Manuel S Outspokenness Triggers Dramatic Consequences At School, Culminating In A Terrifying Situation That Leads Paul To Take A StandLambda Literary Award Winning Author Alex Sanchez Tackles A Subject Ripped From The Headlines In This Exciting And Thought Provoking Exploration Of What It Means To Be Both Religious And Gay.
Alex Sanchez is the author of the Rainbow Boys trilogy of teen novels, along with The God Box, Getting It, and the Lambda Award winning middle grade novel So Hard to Say His novel, Bait, won the 2009 Florida Book Award Gold Medal for YA fiction Alex received his master s degree in guidance and counseling from Old Dominion University and for many years worked as a youth and family counselor His Alex Sanchez is the author of the Rainbow Boys trilogy of teen novels, along with The God Box, Getting It, and the Lambda Award winning middle grade novel So Hard to Say His novel, Bait, won the 2009 Florida Book Award Gold Medal for YA fiction Alex received his master s degree in guidance and counseling from Old Dominion University and for many years worked as a youth and family counselor His newest novel, Boyfriends with Girlfriends, was released in 2011.Rainbow Boys was selected as a 2002 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award As a result of the extraordinary reception to Rainbow Boys, Alex was honored as a Flying Start by Publishers Weekly Rainbow High, the sequel to Rainbow Boys, was released in fall 2003 and also selected as a Lambda Literary Award finalist His short story, If You Kiss a Boy appeared in the fall 2003 anthology 13 Thirteen Stories about the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen, edited by James Howe.In 2004, Alex published So Hard to Say, a novel for younger readers, which won the Lambda Literary Award In 2005, the third novel in the Rainbow series, Rainbow Road, was published, completing the Rainbow trilogy.Getting It, 2006, won a Myers Outstanding Book Award The story centers on two teenage boys, one straight and the other gay Imagine QUEER EYE for the straight teen BOY The God Box 2007 focuses on a Christian teen boy, who doesn t want to accept he s gay.Bait 2009 tells the story of teenage boy troubled by secrets from his past.Boyfriends with Girlfriends 2011 explores the lives of bisexual teens.Alex s dream to write began in college with an unpublished children s picture book, but then he went on to work for ten years as a counselor of youth and families both in the United States and overseas.During that time, Alex began to shape a novel about gay teens and their families As he put the story on paper, it became apparent he was writing the book he d wanted and needed to read when he was a teenager a book that would have told him It s okay to be who you are Although Alex intended to write an upbeat and affirming story that would encourage empathy, he didn t realize until after the release of Rainbow Boys that his book would become an agent of social change, one that School Library Journal compared with Judy Blume s Forever and praised as able to open eyes and change lives Since the publication of Rainbow Boys, Alex has found himself inundated with emails from young people empowered by the book to come out to their parents or to start Gay Straight Alliance clubs in their schools.Alex received his master s in guidance and counseling from Old Dominion University Born in Mexico to parents of German and Cuban heritage, he currently resides in Florida, Thailand, and on the web at www.AlexSanchez.com
- 272 pages
- The God Box
- Alex Sanchez
- 17 August 2019 Alex Sanchez