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The drowning of Stephan Jones

by Bette Greene

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Published by Bantam Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mothers and daughters,
  • Juvenile fiction,
  • Homosexuality,
  • Prejudices,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Bette Greene
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.G8283 Dr 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination217 pages ;
    Number of Pages217
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26328381M
    ISBN 100553297937
    ISBN 109780553297935
    OCLC/WorldCa27015230

      The Drowning of Stephan Jones by Bette Greene I came across this book in the library, as noted before, after putting it on the very long list of banned books I have yet to read. After finishing it, unfortunately I am left wanting. As her mother battles a citizens' group that wants to ban all "anti-Christian" literature from the public library, Carla faces her own battle of torn loyalties when her boyfriend starts persecuting the homosexual owners of an antiques shop.

    TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved. Create a List. List Name Save. The book that is the centerpiece of this presentation is The Drowning of Stephan Jones, by Bette Greene. The book is a work of fiction based on the actual murder of a young gay man by a group of juveniles in Maine. The victim, Charlie Howard, was thrown from a bridge and drowned in the river below.

    The Drowning of Stephan Jones. By Bette Greene In a small town in Arkansas, 16 year old Carla is pretty liberal. So when a gay couple (Stephan Jones and Frank Montgomery) relocate there from Boston, she's not too freaked out. (as one option of how you can get the book), I do not currently have any commission or credit arrangement for linked.   Marceline and Jim had one biological child together, and Stephan Jones appears in Jonestown: The Women Behind The Massacre. Despite his unconventional upbringing and the horrific tragedy brought Author: Caitlin Gallagher.


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Reviewed for THC Reviews " stars" The Drowning of Stephan Jones is yet another thought-provoking book from Bette Greene. It focuses on the extreme bullying and eventual murder of a gay young man by a group of homophobic, supposedly Christian teens/5.

The Drowning of Stephan Jones Paperback – J by Bette Greene (Author) › Visit Amazon's Bette Greene Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central /5(23).

Based on true events, The Drowning of Stephan Jones tells the harrowing story of one small town’s brush with homophobia Sensitive Carla Wayland certainly doesn’t know anyone who is gay, not in her small hometown of Rachetville, everyone says homosexuality is a sin, Carla doesn’t know what to think.

But her mother, the town librarian, always stands up for what she knows is /5(23). Overall, The Drowning of Stephan Jones is a book that leaves the reader with a lot of food for thought. There was a twist to the ending that some may find fitting, but which may not be satisfying to others.

I'm kind of undecided myself, because I can see it both ways. The Drowning of Stephan Jones Bette Greene OTHER BOOKS.

Drowning/Stephan Jon; I'VE ALREADY FORGOTTEN YOUR NAME, PHILIP HALL. Buy this book As in. A hard-hitting exploration of prejudice from the author of Summer of My German Soldier. Carla Wayland's dream of being part of the "in" crowd comes true when she starts dating popular Andy Harris.

Drawn as a silent partner into his hate campaign against a gay couple who have recently moved to the next town, Carla must decide whose side she's on and what she stands for, when Andy's harassment 5/5(2).

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Thank you for your patience. Bette Greene's first book, "Summer of My German Soldier", won the first "Golden Kite" award. This same novel outsold Prince Charles' book in his own : Buy a cheap copy of The Drowning of Stephan Jones book by Bette Greene.

As her mother battles a citizens group that wants to ban all anti-Christian literature from the public library, Carla faces her own battle of torn loyalties when Free shipping over $/5(5). Bette Greene (born J ) is the author of several books for children and young adults, including Summer of My German Soldier, The Drowning of Stephan Jones, and the Newbery Honor book Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon currently resides in Florida.

Greene was raised in Parkin, Arkansas, where she stuck out as a Jewish girl in the American South during the Great Depression and Genre: Children's fiction, young adult fiction.

Get this from a library. The drowning of Stephan Jones. [Bette Greene; Bantam Books (Firm)] -- As her mother battles a citizens' group that wants to ban all "anti-Christian" literature from the public library, Carla faces her own battle of torn loyalties when her boyfriend starts persecuting.

Read Book Review: The Drowning of Stephan Jones by Bette Greene. Hate. It's the farthest feeling from sixteen-year-old Carla Wayland's mind. She can't believe p/5(29). The Drowning of Stephan Jones is an all-too-real novel of what happens when people listen without questioning what they’re ‘carefully taught,’ as the Rodgers and Hammerstein song goes.

It’s a story of what happens when we go along with the crowd without raising our voices for the sake of popularity, for the sake of safety.

After all, the underlying issues have led to the challenges of this book, and not the characters in the book. In Bette Greene's The Drowning of Stephan Jones, the author imparts tremendous hubris to some of the characters.

Hubris is the quality of having superior power, untouchable, or above the law. The Drowning of Stephan Jones. AUTHOR: Bette Greene ISBN: Plot Summary: Carla Wayland's dream of being with the 'in' crowd comes true when she starts dating the popular Andy Harris--a hateful, fearmonger who torments a recently arrived gay couple.

When Andy's harassment leads to the death of one of the men, Carla must choose where she stands. &#;Bette Greene has crafted a book that is more than just the story of how prejudice can ruin lives.

It speaks to many people when different levels. It speaks to troubled teens worried about fitting in as well as to GLBTQ people and their tormenters. Carla is forced to balance her beliefs against her feelings for a handsome, popular young man.4/5(17).

The Drowning of Stephan Jones was one of 4 books that drew complaints from a parent based on their LGBTQ content. The parent formally complained to Barron High School and despite recommendations from a specially convened committee, the District Administrator decided to ban two of.

The Drowning of Stephan Jones Bette Greene wrote her novel The Drowning of Stephan Jones in Greene's novel, inspired by a true event in which a group of high school students subject a gay couple to verbal and physical harassment, appears frequently in bibliographies for recommended reading that deal with issues involving gay and lesbian.

Based on true events, The Drowning of Stephan Jones tells the harrowing story of one small town’s brush with homophobia Sensitive Carla Wayland certainly doesn’t know anyone who is gay, not in her small hometown of Rachetville, Arkansas. While everyone says homosexuality is a sin, Carla doesn’t know what to think.

But her mother, the town librarian, always stands up for what she knows is 4/5(2). The Drowning of Stephan Jones, her new book, was recently published and is sure to be a great success. The Drowning of Stephan Jones is a very emotional portrayal of the prejudices against the.

I haven't read it, but here's a summary from (and the link is below, too) Gay couple Stephan Jones and Frank Montgomery, antique dealers, escape Boston for a small town in Arkansas, only to face the bigotry of its small-minded, fundamentalist, and ultraconservative population.

Images courtesy of publishers, organizations, and sometimes their Twitter handles. Explore Related Books by.See what your friends are reading. Listen with Audible. Sponsored.At the close, Stephan Jones' surviving partner extracts a uniquely apt revenge. Unfortunately, Greene's empathetic depiction of the gay couple and her powerful arguments concerning the role of religion in gay persecution are undermined by an awkward, florid style with abruptly shifting points of view and a tendency to tell rather than show.