Description : For the acclaimed author and activist Jennifer Baumgardner, bisexuality has always been more than the "sexual non-preference of the '90s." In Look Both Ways, Baumgardner takes a close look at the growing visibility of gay and bisexual characters, performers, and issues on the national cultural stage. Despite the prevalence of bisexuality among Generation X and Y women, she finds that it continues to be marginalized by both gay and straight cultures, and dismissed either as a phase or a cop-out. With intimacy and humor, Baumgardner discusses her own experience as a bisexual, and the struggle she's undergone to reconcile the privilege she's garnered as a woman who is perceived as straight and the empowerment and satisfaction she's derived from her relationships with women. Part memoir, part pop-culture study, Look Both Ways connects the prominent dots of a bisexual community (Alix Kates Shulman, Ani DiFranco, Rebecca Walker, and, of course, Anne Heche) that Baumgardner argues have bridged feminist aims with those of the gay rights movement. Look Both Ways is a compelling and current study in bisexual lives lived secretly and openly, and an exploration of the lessons learned by writers, artists, and activists who have refused the either/or paradigm defended by both gay and straight communities.
Description : LOOK BOTH WAYS is a quirky, multi-layered exploration of the different lives being lived over one hot weekend in an Australian city. Everyone is undergoing their own problems and trying to find their own way of coping with life events; the ways in which these lives intersect and affect one another provides the material for the film. An exceptionally clear and accessible study guide to the film LOOK BOTH WAYS directed by Sarah Watts, for senior secondary English students, VCE students.
Description : A National Book Award Finalist! From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions a walk home can take. This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy— Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Lotioning up. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home. Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.
Description : In the second book of the Midnight Twins trilogy, Meredith and Mallory Brynn are finally coming to terms with their special gifts: Meredith to see into the past, Mallory to see into the future. But they never expect that their powers will reveal danger so close to home. Mallory must help her best friend, Eden, find the strength to defy her destiny as a shape-shifter, before Eden gets hurt?or hurts somebody else. And Merry has her own friends to worry about when her visions reveal trouble brewing on the cheerleading squad in the form of Kim Jellico. Mallory and Meredith must join together to rescue their friends before it?s too late.
Description : Your parents taught you to look both ways before crossing the street. Now, learn the rules of the road--and help protect yourself online with Internet child-safety authority Linda Criddle. Using real-life examples, Linda teaches the simple steps you and your family can take to help identify and avoid Internet dangers--and still enjoy your time online. Help protect your family and learn how to: Blog, instant message, and play games without inadvertently revealing personal information Take safety precautions if you participate in online dating Recognize and avoid phony e-mail, instant messages, and Web sites Project an attitude online that can help detract potential predators Talk about safe Internet practices with your family Report abuses and suspicious activities to the proper authorities
Description : Susan Cross, successful, beautiful, and driven, receives a job promotion that places her in Houston and in hot water with a crusading minister. When the hot water cools, Susan realizes Reverend Willard Cartwright has captured her heart. Their romance takes her higher than she's ever gone, but the landing is marred by razor-sharp turns that threaten her need for control. When she finally loses hope, fate and divine intervention return her to his arms.
Description : When Jacinta Juarez is paired with a rich, famous mentor, she is swept away from the diapers and dishes of her own daily life into a world of new experiences. But crossing la linea into Miss’s world is scary. Half of Jacinta aches for the comfort of Mamá and the familiar safety of the barrio, while the other half longs to embrace a future that offers more than cleaning stuff for white people. When her family is torn apart, Jacinta needs to bring the two halves of herself together to win back everything she's lost. Can she channel the power she’s gained from her mentor and the strength she’s inherited from Mamá to save her shattered home life?
Description : Thoughtful, funny, and steeped in the wild drama of growing up, Alison Cherry’s new novel is the story of a girl hoping she’s found a place to belong . . . only to learn that neither talent nor love is as straightforward as she thinks. A summer away from the city is the beginning of everything for Brooklyn Shepard. Her acting apprenticeship at the Allerdale Playhouse is a chance to prove that she can carve out a niche all her own, surrounded by people who don’t know anything about her or her family of superstar performers. Brooklyn immediately hits it off with her roommate, Zoe, and soon their friendship turns into something more. Brooklyn wants to see herself as someone who’s open to everything and everyone, but as her feelings for Zoe intensify, so do her doubts. As she questions her sexuality, her role as an artist, and her place in her family, Brooklyn discovers that neither talent nor love are as straightforward as she thinks. "Enthralling . . . Brooklyn’s journey is shared, at its heart, by all young people, and her story will speak to many readers."--VOYA "This breezy story of summer love and self-discovery has surprising depth . . . packed with humor and emotion."--Booklist "A well-written novel that pushes the envelope but remains true to its premise."--SLJ