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The Power of Stories: Saving Lives and Connecting Readers, One Book at a Time

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 10 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Kheryn Callender I didn't like myself very much when I was younger. I was the only black student in my private school for a few years, and whenever I left my school, which was deep in the countryside where many white people from the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on The Power of Stories: Saving Lives and Connecting Readers, One Book at a Time

Interview: Robin Stevenson, author of PRIDE, a Middle Grade Non-Fiction Book

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 7 - Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters, June is a month of pride and celebration, and the high point of that month is the Pride Day Parade. Pride Day is a spectacular and colorful event. But there is a whole lot more [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Archive, Author Interview, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: Robin Stevenson, author of PRIDE, a Middle Grade Non-Fiction Book

Interview: Alex Gino, author of GEORGE

Trans Awareness Week: Day #3 Previous Posts: The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.) This Summer I got to go to ALA in Orlando, which was an incredible and intense experience. I wrote some about how validating [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview|1 Comment

Clearing Trans Paths in Middle Grade Fiction

Now that my debut middle grade novel, George, has been released into the world (fly, baby, fly!!) I’ve been witnessing and engaging in conversations about “who this book is for”.  In other words, “is this age-appropriate?” Now let me be clear.  There is no age at which it is inappropriate to appreciate people for who [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Clearing Trans Paths in Middle Grade Fiction

Cover Reveal + Interview: Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson

Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson is delving into an awesome new area—it's a Middle Grade nonfiction book about the history of Pride and Stonewall! It'll be coming out April 2016. Today, we're THRILLED to reveal the awesome cover of this awesome book. We also got to talk to the fantastic author herself [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|Archive, Author Interview, Cover Reveal|Comments Off on Cover Reveal + Interview: Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson

Graphic Novel Review: Lumberjanes.

Lumberjanes (Boom! Studios, 2014) One of the biggest challenges I face when reading, reviewing and now, publishing, is to find balance in the types of queers stories I read/review/publish. It often feels to me that the vast majority of what is out there - and what is made more visible when it comes [...]

By | May 16th, 2015|Archive, Book Review|Comments Off on Graphic Novel Review: Lumberjanes.

Stonewall Book Award – 2015 Winners

Each year the American Library Association (ALA) announces the Youth Media Awards given to outstanding children and young adult books (including audiobooks, videos and graphic novels). This year the awards were presented on Monday Feb 1st, in a ceremony in Chicago, USA. One of the awards presented was the Stonewall Book Award, which is granted to "English [...]

By | February 3rd, 2015|Archive|Comments Off on Stonewall Book Award – 2015 Winners

Author Interview: Ami Polonsky

Gracefully Grayson, which we reviewed earlier this month, is a middle-grade book about a transgender girl and it's Ami Polonsky's debut novel. We had the pleasure of interviewing Ami about her amazing book and her writing process. Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (Hyperion 2014) Q: Gracefully Grayson was just released on November 4th! What is it like to [...]

By | November 17th, 2014|Archive, Author Interview|Comments Off on Author Interview: Ami Polonsky

Review: Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

Happy Release day to Ami Polonksy! Gracefully Grayson, a middle-grade book about a transgender girl is out on shelves today. Find it in a local bookstore (this may entail badgering them to order it) or buy it online! Make sure to give the author a follow on Twitter as well, and wish her a happy [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Archive, Book Review|1 Comment