he finds himself thinking more and more about Victor, the captain of the soccer
team. Does that mean Frederick's gay? He can't be-he sees how everyone makes fun
of Iggy, a boy all the other kids think is gay. Frederick has to deal with some
tough choices: Even though he is curious about Iggy, he's just started fitting
in at his new school, and he doesn't want to lose Xio, his best friend.
So Hard to Say, Alex Sanchez, acclaimed author of the groundbreaking novels
Rainbow High and Rainbow Boys, of which School Library Journal said,
"It can open eyes and change lives," helps younger readers look at self-discovery,
coming to terms with being gay, and acceptance of people who are different from
us. He says, "The book comes in response to so many teachers, librarians,
and students asking for a story like this."
an excerpt of So Hard
Lambda Literary Award 2004 WINNER!
· Borders Bookstores "Original
Voices: New and Emerging Writers" selection
Club InsightOutBooks.com Featured Selection
· New York Public Library
2005 "Book for the Teen Age"
Award 2005 Nominee
· Mi Zona Hispana selection
Voice of Youth Advocates Top Shelf Fiction for Middle
School Readers 2005
· Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2006 nominee
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