"That was the moment, for me, that the false façade crumbled – and all this beautiful, rainbow light of history shone out. That’s why I wrote No Way, They Were Gay? So kids and teens today would have what I didn’t have when I was their age – the tools to tear down that false façade for themselves, and let the beautiful diverse light of our true heritage shine on them."
Encourage students to take their new ideas and organize them into a story. Learn about the creative approaches these authors and illustrators have to organizing details. Does a story always start at the beginning?