The War on All Fronts (Paperback)
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An LGBTQ coming of age story about fighting for someone you love, brought to life in this Vietnam War era historical fiction.
It seemed as though Anthony and Sam had just found each other, and now they were already being torn apart. Sam to college in Wisconsin; Anthony across the world fighting in the Vietnam War. Through their separate journeys, they discover themselves, and rely on the one way to share their secret together. Corresponding with secret messages, scary truths, and fears about the war, readers will follow Anthony and Sam’s path to friendship, love, and survival.
About the Author
With a BA in screenwriting and MFA in Fiction, Kim taught high school creative writing and film classes in addition to trudging through the classics. She also co-founded the school's first gay-straight alliance. Kim lives in East Dundee, IL with her husband and two kids. MAN UP is her first novel. Her second novel, THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS, will be published in May 2022.
"Interspersed with interstitials by Tyler, David’s narrations is down-to-earth and relatable, particularly for teens who live in places without large LGBTQ communities. Students preparing for the leap from high school to college in particular will find plenty to identify with." —Publishers Weekly
"Oclon thoughtfully develops David’s and Tyler’s inner transformations when it comes to self-acceptance, noting how others in their community need to grow with them. An engaging and enlightening coming-out tale for teens of all sexual persuasions." —Kirkus Reviews
"Man Up is an important and realistic young adult novel that deals with bullying, homophobia, and physical violence against the backdrop of varsity sports." —Foreword Reviews
"Two men strengthen their senses of identity against daunting historical forces in the sobering novel The War on All Fronts."--Karen Rigby, Foreword Reviews