Life-saving letters from a glittering list of authors.
This book was conceived as part of the response to a spate of suicides among LGBTQ youth that revealed how vulnerable and isolated these teens often still are. The popularity of the "It Gets Better" You-Tube campaign shows how badly needed are messages that tell LGBTQ teenagers that they will be ok if they just hang on.
The Letter Q takes this one step further by moving beyond the simple platitude of "it gets better" to tell a deeper and more personal story for each of its contributors. Each letter is like a tightly focused biography, where the writer reveals an aspect of his or herself that speaks to the heart of what's important to LGBTQ teens.
This is a book that should be available to every LGBTQ kid coming of age today, and fans of this stellar list of authors.