Author(s): David Levithan
A collection of original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early twenties explores many sexual issues on the minds of kids today, including coming out, first kisses, break-ups, religion/faith, friendship, and more. "In The Full Spectrum a generation of new voices boldly tells its stories-sometimes hilarious, other times heart-wrenching, but always ringing with truth" -Alex Sanchez, author of Rainbow Boys and So Hard to Say
When not writing during spare hours on weekends, David Levithan is editorial director at Scholastic and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. His acclaimed novels Boy Meets Boy and The Realm of Possibility started as stories he wrote for his friends for Valentine's Day (something he's done for the past 22 years and counting) that turned themselves into teen novels. He's often asked if the book is a work of fantasy or a work of reality, and the answer is right down the middle--it's about where we're going, and where we should be. Billy Merrell was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He is a writer of both poetry and prose, coauthoring the New York Times bestselling Spirit Animal series and appearing in several anthologies of poetry. His other works include Talking in the Dark, Vanilla, the Infinity Ring Secrets series, and The Full Spectrum, which was coedited with David Levithan and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award. Merrell currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his husband, Nico Medina.