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    DescriptionBobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was " wrong" -Bobby chose to take his own life. "Prayers for Bobby", nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be " healed, " then anguished over hi suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth. As told through Bobby's poignant journal entries and his mother's reminiscences, "Prayers for Bobby" is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere. " The value of the Griffith story ...is undeniable. [It] should be required reading for every parent, every school teacher, and anyone who has ever doubted that words can kill." - "The" "Washington Post" " This book will become an instant classic. And it will save lives of countless young people..." -- "The Advocate" " ...A heartrending story of two journeys: Bobby's spiral toward death and Mary's toward personal responsibility. Aarons has performed a major public service, as has the entire Griffith family-especially Bobby, whose death will surely save many others." "--Los Angeles Times" " The book is not a tragedy. Because of Mary Griffith's gutsy sensibility and her tireless efforts to help others "...Prayers for Bobby" is a book about hope." -- "San Francisco Chronicle"


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    Title
    Prayers for Bobby
    Subtitle
    A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) LeRoy Aarons
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 283
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062511232
    ISBN 10: 0062511238
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: VFJX, JHBZ
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5SG
    BIC E4L: GAY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    B&T Approval Code: A31503241
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 51
    BISAC V2.8: FAM014000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A31544300
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 305.38966409
    LC classification: HQ75.8.G75
    DC22: 305.38/9664/092
    LC classification: HQ75.8.G75 A25 1995
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperOne
    Publication date
    30 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "The value of the Griffith story ...is undeniable. [It] should be required reading for every parent, every school teacher, and anyone who has ever doubted that words can kill."-- "The Washington Post" "This book will become an instant classic. And it will save lives of countless young people?" -- "The Advocate" ..".A heartrending story of two journeys: Bobby's spiral toward death and Mary's toward personal responsibility. Aarons has performed a major public service, as has the entire Griffith family-especially Bobby, whose death will surely save many others.""-- Los Angeles Times" "The book is not a tragedy. Because of Mary Griffith's gutsy sensibility and her tireless efforts to help others ."..Prayers for Bobby" is a book about hope." -- "San Francisco Chronicle"