We need to talk about this: embracing challenging texts

by Will Kostakis

ACCESS, Vol. 32, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 6-11.

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With the passage of marriage equality into law, let’s discuss how to ensure your library meets the needs of your LGBTQIAP+* students. 
*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual and other marginalised orientations and identities

Will Kostakis is an award-winning author for young adults. He tours schools internationally, inspiring teens to read and write, and supplementing critical studies of his own work. His sophomore novel The First Third won the Gold Inky, and was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year and Prime Minister’s Literary awards. The Sidekicks is his latest novel, and despite dealing with three different boys navigating grief, it has been labelled as age-inappropriate for teens (by some) because one of those boys is same-sex attracted.

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