New Special Edition Highlights LGBTQIA+ Literature

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| By Kristen Dorsch & Michelle Lee |

LGBTQIA+ Literature for Students (LGBTQIA+LfS), Volume 1—the second in Gale’s new line of For Students special editions—is now available! It includes 14 entries on novels, poems, short stories, and dramas that have never before been covered in For Students. Entries include works from tried-and-true authors, such as W. H. Auden and James Baldwin, as well as works from contemporary authors, like Gabby Rivera and Jacqueline Woodson.

LGBTQIA+LfS is specifically designed to meet the curricular needs of high school and undergraduate college students and their teachers. Each work was chosen by an advisory panel of teachers and librarians—experts who have helped us define the information needs of students and ensure the age-appropriateness of this reference’s content. Within the pages of LGBTQIA+LfS, young researchers will discover everything they need to complete homework assignments, and teachers will find resources to lead classroom discussions.

Every entry in the For Students series includes an author biography, plot or poem summary, and character descriptions; a discussion of the themes, style, and historical context of the work; a critical overview and criticism; and a list of sources, suggestions for further reading, and suggested search terms.

For Students entries also contain classroom-ready features, like:

  • Media adaptations
  • Compare and contrast tool
  • Primary source links
  • Critical-thinking questions
  • Classroom activities
  • “What Do I Read Next?” suggestions

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Gale’s new For Students special editions—including LGBTQIA+LfS—highlight minority and LGBTQIA+ literature, providing much-needed representation of literary works for all students. The classic and contemporary works covered also include a discussion of the social, political, cultural, and historical context of each work.

Gale’s first For Students special edition, African American Literature for Students, Volume 1, was released in 2019. Additional series planned for future release include Hispanic and Latino American Literature for Students, Volume 1; Native American Literature for Students, Volume 1; and Canadian Literature for Students, Volume 1. 

LGBTQIA+ Literature for Students, Volume 1 is available in print and eBook format on Gale eBooks.

Meet the Authors

Kristen and Michelle are senior content developers at Gale, where they work on the K‒12 Curriculum and Humanities team.

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