This creative collection contains short stories by some of the most heavy-hitting young adult authors around, including Francesca Lia Block, M.E. Kerr, Bruce Coville, and William Sleator. The title story (by Coville) asks the unusual question — what if everyone who was gay was identifiable, for example, by the color blue? Would you be surprised by how many “blue” people you may know and interact with on a daily basis? These stories look at teen homosexuality from every angle and destroy every gay stereotype you may have heard or read. This is a ground-breaking book, one of the first books published to address homosexual fiction for teens in a mainstream-kinda-way. An added bonus: Because so many great writers contributed to this book, you get a chance to check out the writing style of some of the best authors for teens in one shot!
2 thoughts on “Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence edited by Marion Dane Bauer”
Gregory Maguire’s story was my favorite, so unconventional.
Yeah, he’s pretty cool. I also like his short story in Half Human, edited by Bruce Coville, which gives insight to the character of the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz.