Totally Joe – James Howe


Joe Bunch’s 8th grade English teacher has given his students an assignment to write an “alphabiography” over the course of the school year. With each letter of the alphabet representing a different chapter, Totally Joe tells the story of a year in the life of a gay adolescent boy. Joe falls in love, has his heart broken, comes out to his family, and finds love and support among his friends and family.


  • Series: The Misfits
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 24, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689839588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689839580
  • Themes: coming out, gay, “no name calling week”, gay-straight alliance, being out and proud