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Gr 7 Up-Although this new edition uses the same basic format and employs most of the text of the 2003 title (Free Spirit), it is still one of the best guides available for queer teens and their allies. In the same 11 chapters, Huegel unflinchingly and clearly explains what young adults, parents, and educators want and need to know. There is also a good, expanded chapter on transgender issues and another about life after high school. The book is enhanced by interesting sidebar facts and "been there" quotes from young people, with one quibble about the latter: many of the quotes remain the same but the names have been changed, apparently to modernize the text. The book also includes an updated glossary and list of resources, comprised of both books and organizations. An excellent choice for libraries of all types.-Betty S. Evans, Missouri State University, Springfield (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.