We Contain Multitudes

BY Sarah Henstra

Jonathan Hopkirk, a Walt Whitman fan, and Adam "Kurl" Kurlansky, a football player, are partnered in English class, writing letters to one another in a weekly pen pal assignment.

With each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that eventually grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying, and familial strife, Jonathan and Kurl must struggle to hold onto their relationship—and each other.

This rare and special novel celebrates love and life with engaging characters and stunning language, making it perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, Nina LaCour, and David Levithan.


About the Author

Sarah Henstra is a professor of English at Ryerson University.  Sarah is the author of the YA novel Mad Miss Mimic and the adult novel The Red Word.


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