ONE IN EVERY CROWD : STORIESBook - 2012
Ivan E. Coyote is one of Canada's best-loved storytellers; her honest, wry, plain-spoken tales of growing up in the Yukon and living out loud on the west coast have attracted readers and live audiences around the world. For many years, Ivan has performed in high schools, where her talks have inspired and galvanized many young people to embrace their own sense of self andto be proud of who they are. One in Every Crowd , Ivan's eighth book with Arsenal Pulp Press, is her first specifically for queer youth.
Comprised of new stories and others culled from previous collections, One in Every Crowd is for anyone whohas ever felt different or alone in their struggle to be true to themselves. Included are stories about Ivan'sown tomboy past in Canada's north, where playing hockey and wearing pants were the norm; and about her adult life in the big city, where she encounters both cruelty and kindness in unexpected places. Then there are the tales of family and friends who live their lives by example, like Francis, the curly-haired little boy who likes to wear dresses, and the brave kids she meets at queer youth camp.
Funny, inspiring, and full of heart, One in Every Crowd is really for everyone; it's about embracing and celebrating difference and feeling comfortable in one's own skin, no matter what the circumstance.
From Library Staff
Selected for a young, queer audience, this collection features Coyote's semi-autobiographical stories that are compelling and sometimes hilarious. This is a supportive read for young adults who want to choose their identities for themselves rather than accept the lives others expect them to follo... Read More »
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Coyote's semi-autobiographical stories tell us of her childhood, her family and, most poignantly, about her support for young adults who choose their identities rather than accept the lives they are expected to follow. Ivan E. Coyote was VPL's 2009 Writer in Residence.