Ivan E. Coyote's wry, honest stories about gender and identity have captivated audiences everywhere. Ivan's eighth book is her first for LGBT youth, written for anyone who has ever felt different or alone in their struggles to be true to themselves. Included are stories about Ivan's tomboy youth and her adult life, where she experiences cruelty and kindness in unexpected places.
Funny, inspiring, and full of heart, One in Every Crowd is about embracing and celebrating difference and feeling comfortable in one's own skin.
Ivan E. Coyote was also featured in the anti-bullying anthology It Gets Better.
Sophisticated, earnest, plainspoken and intimate, this collection will speak to LGBTQ youth as well as straight youth, teens and adults. --"Kirkus Reviews"
A funny and empathetic collection of more than forty stories ... Teenagers confronting their sexuality, or who have otehrwise felt like outsiders, will feel as though they've gained an ally in Coyote ... These tales of compassionate relatives, finding love, and even the insecurities that stretch into adulthood should provide reassurance that there is indeed life after high school. --"Publishers Weekly"
There are so many vital stories in here; stories about how scary high schools still are even when you're an adult; stories about the different ways in which we find love; stories about boys who likes to wear dresses; stories about the deep conundrum of what bathroom to walk into. Every story is full of honesty, joy, warmth, pain, anger, and hope. Every story is markedly real. I felt like I knew every character in every story, or at least wanted to; I longed to jump into Coyote's world and take trips to the Yukon and have long talks and hearty laughs over coffee or alcohol. To tell stories. Scratch that; this wasn't something I longed for, but something that I felt would be completely natural, something that was pretty much as good as real. And any book, any story, that makes you feel that level of comfort, that is something special. Those are the books you never throw away. And I'll never throw "One In Every Crowd" away -- except if I find a youth who needs it. Then I'll gladly hand it over, and buy a few additional copies for their friends. --"AfterEllen.com"
Ivan E. Coyote knows the hearts of teenagers. "One in Every Crowd" is an homage to the outsider: to the young boy who steals his mother's lipstick, to the girl who slip-slides in and out of gender identifications, to the ones who can't put themselves in boxes. To the ones who cannot abide by the binary. It is a love-touched and memory
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9 - 12
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 2012
Publisher: ARSENAL PULP PR
Dimensions (cm): 13.9 x 21.6 x 1.524
Weight (kg): 0.295