NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!
I'm proud to announce that the third edition of my book LGBTQ (see below) will be published in September 2018, soon to be followed by a new book on creating safe schools for LGBTQ (and all) students. Pick up a copy of LGBTQ via pre-order on Amazon today! Or ask your local independent bookseller. And while you're at it, why not pick up an extra copy to donate to your local library. Your community's youth will thank you.
If you'd like me to come speak about motivation, self-esteem, and resilience in your community or local school, please fill out the contact form on this page.
Also, GLBTQ was named to the social justice recommended reading list from NNSTOY--the National Network of State Teachers or the Year.
Publications and Performances
Here's an assortment of some of my published works, both print and online, many published under my maiden name--Kelly Huegel. (Every time I write "maiden" it conjures an image of me running around in a gown with an embroidered neckline, tittering and giddy, with a little bird perched on my finger. But I digress.)
Selected reviews and awards for previous editions of GLBTQ:
“[An] essential resource for both queer and straight youth—and those who care about them.”—Youth Today
“Huegel’s book is extremely practical, not just for LGBTQ students but also for adults who desire a greater understanding of the issues our LGBTQ students face on a daily basis.”—ASCA School Counselor
“One of the best guides available for queer teens and their allies . . . Huegel unflinchingly and clearly explains what young adults, parents, and educators want and need to know . . . An excellent choice for libraries of all types.”—School Library Journal
“Addresses the most critical issues faced by contemporary GLBTQ teens . . . the information it provides for teens makes it a valuable addition to any high school or public library collection.”—VOYA
“One of the best one-volume sources of information available about being GLBTQ.” —Booklist
“An indispensable map through the wilderness, one that should be issued to every queer kid immediately.” —The Advocate
“This book will not be gathering dust on a shelf. If it doesn’t disappear completely, swiped by a teen who desperately needs it, it will be in constant use.”—KLIATT
“Popular Paperback for Young Adults,” ALA/YALSA
Benjamin Franklin Book Award Winner
“Books for the Teen Age,” New York Public Library
Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist
Independent Publisher Book Award Winner
Young People and Chronic Illness: True Stories, Help, and Hope. 1998; Free Spirit Publishing.
Hailed as "impressive" by Voice of Youth Advocates, "solid" by Booklist, and "a good choice for any collection" by School Library Journal, YPCI received widespread acclaim and was the subject of a full-page article in The Washington Post "Health" section.
Voice of Youth Advocates award