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Don’t Judge A Book By Its Description

by Zac Brewer I have to admit, I may have squealed a little when I read the email inviting me to write a piece for Gay YA. It’s an honor to be included, to feel like my voice matters, on the subject of being queer. Growing up, there wasn’t really any YA to speak of [...]

By | June 25th, 2016|Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016|Comments Off on Don’t Judge A Book By Its Description

Latinx Gay YA

by Dr. Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez There remains a great need for Latinx Gay young adult literature. The list below is a compilation of texts that center and complicate these experiences. I’ve decided to make this list a space dedicated to stories written by self-identifying Latinx authors who have created gay Latinx protagonists. There are certainly [...]

By | June 12th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Book Lists, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Latinx Gay YA

New Releases: June 2016

June 1st - Style by Chelsea M. Cameron (L) Kyle Blake likes plans. So far, they’re pretty simple: Finish her senior year of high school, head off to a good college, find a cute boyfriend, graduate, get a good job, get married, the whole heterosexual shebang. Nothing is going to stand in the way of that [...]

By | June 12th, 2016|Archive, Book Lists, New Releases|Comments Off on New Releases: June 2016

There was, there is/it was, it is

There was a girl. There was a girl who loved to read and read and read. There was a girl who loved to read and read and read but hated it sometimes but she couldn’t tell why. There was a teen. There was a teen who watched too much tv but still found time to [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading|Comments Off on There was, there is/it was, it is

A Learning Journey

As a librarian and a blogger, I want to be able to purchase, read and promote excellent books. The first step is finding those books. That would seem easy enough, but I also want to make sure that I’m finding a wide range of quality stories providing windows and mirrors for readers. This is where [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on A Learning Journey

Being Queer, Being Latino and Being a Reader: One of Many Latinx Narratives.

by Joseph Jess Many of us know how hard it is to find queer fiction, that is why we search the depths of the internet for it, blog about it and even write it. If you read enough of the queer fiction out there you will notice that the vast majority of it centers around [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading|Comments Off on Being Queer, Being Latino and Being a Reader: One of Many Latinx Narratives.

Seeking the Non-privileged Gaze

by Andrew Karre I don’t think a day goes by in kidlit where we’re not in one way or another reminded of the importance of #ownvoices in telling the stories of historically underrepresented, oppressed, and marginalized people. Many authors and critics have been more articulate on that point than I can be—often on this very blog--and [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Seeking the Non-privileged Gaze

What We Missed: January – May 2016

What We Missed in January January 1st – Raise the Stakes by Megan Atwood (T) January 5th – The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine (B) January 5th – This Song Is Not For You by Laura Nowlin (A) January 5th - This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (L) January 14th - Colors by [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Archive, New Releases|Comments Off on What We Missed: January – May 2016

What We Missed: July-December 2015

What We Missed in June   June 7th - Breaking Into Cars by Emery C. Walters (G, T). June 23th - Summer Love Anthology by Various Authors (LGBTQ). June 25th - Blue Jeans and Sweatshirts (Book Four) by Jo Ramsey (L). July   July 2nd - Carnival Chattanooga (Book Two) by Zoe Lynne (G). July 7th - You and [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Archive, New Releases|Comments Off on What We Missed: July-December 2015

Dumbledore Gets Married in Ireland. Sort Of.

by Jennifer Polish So Dumbledore and Gandalf got married. At the suggestion of J.K. Rowling. And all the fandoms rode off into the proverbial sunset. But that’s not the entire story. In the same episode of Doctor Who that Shakespeare was portrayed as bisexual (I punched the air myself before remembering I was watching it [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Dumbledore Gets Married in Ireland. Sort Of.