Alan Cole Doesn't Dance

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Katherine Tegen Books
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6.0 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Eric Bell lives and writes in Pennsylvania. He was once in middle school. He survived. You will too. Alan Cole Is Not a Coward is his debut novel, followed by Alan Cole Doesn't Dance. You can find him online at
Praise for Alan Cole is Not a Coward "Alan Cole starts out as a coward but doesn't end as one in this harrowing but inspiring debut. The intensity of the family relationships is so effectively rendered that this book has the potential to appeal to older teens as well as a middle school audience."--Kirkus Reviews
"This novel feels like a contemporary version of Gary D. Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars and Okay for Now. A strong debut; recommend to tweens who enjoy realistic fiction, particularly readers looking for stories about LGBTQ kids."--School Library Journal
"There are books in this world that show us why it matters that we become our truest selves. This is one of them."--Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor and Printz Honor author of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and The Wednesday Wars
"No funny bone will go untickled, no heartstring untugged. Alan Cole and his band of misfits from the Unstable Table are coming for both, with a story that's as important as it is entertaining, as thought-provoking as it is heartwarming, and as courageous as it is hilarious."--Brooks Benjamin, author of My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights
"An alluring setup and deft portrayal of middle school friendships are highlights of this impressive debut. Alan Cole is a complex character under pressure; we want to discover his fate!"--Leslie Connor, author of Waiting for Normal, Crunch, and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
"This accessible, funny novel is honest about challenges queer kids may face while still giving them a hopeful ending."--Horn Book Guide
"Alan remains an appealing character, and his story is a welcome addition to LGBTQ literature for middle-schoolers."--ALA Booklist