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Either Way ❴Ebook❵ ➠ Either Way Author Sandra Levins – 2017 National Indie Excellence Award Winner for LGBT Fiction for Children and Young AdultsFrom day one I knew there was something different about me Cael sets out to find out who he is something he wa National Indie Excellence Award Winner for LGBT Fiction for Children and Young AdultsFrom day one I knew there was something different about me Cael sets out to find out who he is something he wants to know than anything With the help of a trusted teacher a new friend and his favorite book he discovers what he knew all along Either Way is a graphic novel that teaches teens about the history of gay rights in America while emphasizing the recurring theme that It's okay to be gay Or not Either Way it's okay Inside you'll find three stories braided into one a coming of age coming out story a lesson on civil rights and marriage euality and historical fiction about a gay man in the military And you'll read about how Cael comes out as gay comfortable with who he is and confident that it's okay.

  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Either Way
  • Sandra Levins
  • 10 September 2014
  • 9781433823145

About the Author: Sandra Levins

When Sandra Levins began writing children's books she fell in love with the message behind the stories and the notion that they can make a positive difference in the lives of children and familiesSandra is the author of a graphic novel for young adults four children’s picture books and a Young Adult novel in eBook format Her works have received the National Indie Excellence Award for LGBT Fic.

10 thoughts on “Either Way

  1. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    This is an okay book for introducing maybe tweens to glbt issues I initially did not like that it announced its focus in the subtitle I mean he's than just gay right? But his being gay is very much the point of the book of course It 's a conversation starter for kids or a safe place for a young kid to find his feelings are okay and so on It's positive it's gentle though it doesn't uite feel real and it's didactic than anything but since such books didn't exist went years ago this is an accomplishment I guess So for that kid it could be THE important book in his life but as for overall uality I thought ehSince I have three tweens living in this house I invited them to read it They all know what I never knew at their age out kids who have happily announced they are gay and it is in a way no big deal it's all good But I'm living in a maybe remarkable place where to be gay doesn't seem to be I'm straight so there may be things I don't know particularly threatening to straight people though there is sometimes harassment too I think of this book as for places where it is particularly not all that safe for kids to come out for kids living in such places to signal to them that there may be safe havens for them on the planet And again the fight seems very real in the USA as things that were accomplished in the Obama admin are getting rolled back so books like these will need to get published still

  2. LynnDee (LynnDee& LynnDee (LynnDee& says:

    So I mainly read this because the author is my mom's cousin I liked the meaning behind the book and I thought the artwork was well done It just seemed that story wise there wasn't much character development or plot or anything I understand that the main message of the novel is that it's ok to be whatever you are but there are better ways to get a message across than just listing off facts and statistics I wouldn't not recommend this book to anyone but I think there are better done novels both in graphic form and not that get the same message across

  3. Rod Brown Rod Brown says:

    This book is so achingly earnest that I feel guilty for finding it laughably bad Three different storylines converge into a big pile of cheese On track one we have Cael struggling to come to terms with his sexuality and whether he should keep it secret On track two we have a classroom of kids giving presentations on the history of gay rights On track three we have the memoir of a gay soldier that Cael reads throughout the book In the course of the book a variety of characters keep saying this catchphrase It's okay to be gay Or not Either way it's okay Over and over and over from character after character after character until I'm gritting my teeth every time a new character shows up because I know pretty soon it will come spewing out of their mouth Again there is good information and good intentions evident on every page but as a whole it is too awkward for words I sincerely hope that I'm just the wrong age or audience or something and that there is someone to whom this book will be a revelation

  4. Theresa Theresa says:

    While this graphic novel is an interesting mix of coming of age story and the history of civil and political rights the repetitiveness of either way was demeaning to the intelligence of the reader The ending was also too perfect and forced

  5. Kat Kat says:

    This book was okay It didn't have a particularly captivating plot and the characters didn't have much depth but the art was cool and I think it would be a good tool to introduceaddress LGBT issues to 10 14 year olds

  6. Kat Ice Kat Ice says:

    This was a great book for anyone coming out I loved how it was about someone going through the hard struggle of coming out but at the same time it taught you about some of the LGBT history I loved how it hit on all the important issues that happened in our community I also loved how it seemed to flow freely between the lessons and the main character coming out This is a book that everyone should read to either learn something from it or to show you that its normal and nothing to fear Being gay is normal and something that cannot be changed Be who you are and be proud of it There is no one that can be a better you than you

  7. Lexi Lexi says:

    Omg this might be THE cringiest LGBTIA book I’ve ever read With the constant phrase “you know kid it’s ok to be gay Or not Either way” thrown at the reader as the focus of every subplot from his bus driver to the shopkeeper at a fishing store it’s hard to get into the main character at all The only thing going for him is his gayness which apparently he projects as glaringly as Times Suare 🙄ugh there is zero subtlety in this bookWhile I believe the author meant this to be a positive presentation I’m not even going to get into the authors note it comes off as naive even delusional at times

  8. Lee Lee says:

    This book was fine It didn't tug at my heartstrings or tell me anything I didn't already know but it wasn't bad The story is pretty straight forward the main character is talking about how he learned he was gay and how he dealt with it interspersed with scenes from a book that helped him along the way and a classroom setting where high schoolers are learning about gay rights He ends the book by coming out The main point which is repeated so often that it would be impossible to miss it is that being gay is okay This book is okay too It won't be at the top of any of my recommended gay reading lists though

  9. Remmy Remmy says:

    I was excited to start this comic but dang it left me pretty unsatisfied The writing was pretty cringey in parts and it’s like the bare minimum of ueer stories There was nothing to the main character other than that he’s gay and starting to come out It was written by a straight woman who’s the mother of a gay man and that definitely shows I don’t think I’d even recommend this to a kid who’s uestioning their sexuality or an introduction to ueer issues because there’s just way better things out there and this adds nothing new or does anything interesting

  10. Amber Amber says:

    I thought this graphic novel was well done My library shelves this as a teen graphic novel so going by that I think some parts are over explained and suited for children who may not be familiar with the different laws that affected gay rights Then again my library considers teens to be in the 11 17 age range so I could see the book's target being 11 14 Overall it was an informative story with a heartwarming twist

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