Jacksonville Public Library

Gay giant, Gabriel Ebensperger ; translated by Kelley D. Salas with Mercedes Guhl

Label
Gay giant, Gabriel Ebensperger ; translated by Kelley D. Salas with Mercedes Guhl
Language
eng
resource.biographical
autobiography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Gay giant
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Oclc number
1286947219
Responsibility statement
Gabriel Ebensperger ; translated by Kelley D. Salas with Mercedes Guhl
Summary
"A child who feels like an outsider in a world that's set against him. A boy who sings on the playground instead of playing soccer, who likes Barbies, and whose secretly favorite car is the one called Tutti Frutti. Gabriel Ebensperger shares with us his struggles with his own inadequacy, his feelings of guilt, and above all, his fear that his "difference" will be discovered. The vibrant bright pink pages of Gay Giant paint a picture of what it was like to grow up being gay in the '90s, through the voice of an endearing character, who on the way to becoming an adult realizes that the rejection of the world is never over, and that true acceptance comes from within yourself." -- Provided by publisher"A gay giant can't hide. This charming coming-of-age and coming-to-terms with oneself story shows us what it feels like to grow up queer in a heteronormative society in the 1990s. Filled with pop culture touchstones from Cher to Steven Tyler, from Jurassic Park to Grey's Anatomy, this book navigates both the joy and the pain of puberty surrounded by ignorance and homophobia. How do you love yourself if you've learned so well to hate yourself? For all of us who've ever felt bizarre, damaged, or strange, we are shown that all is full of love, and that true acceptance must come from within yourself." -- page [4] of cover
Target audience
adult
Classification
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