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Interview: Meredith Russo, author of IF I WAS YOUR GIRL

Trans Awareness Week Series: Day #9 Previous Posts: Reading Myself in Code by Sacha Lamb, Building Zoey's World by Anya Johanna DeNiro, We Need Trans Books… But We Really Need Trans Writers by Elliot Wake, Second Trans on the Moon by Kyle Lukoff, How the Fox Became by Fox Benwell, Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Teen Voices|Comments Off on Interview: Meredith Russo, author of IF I WAS YOUR GIRL

GayYA Recommends Interview + Giveaway: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Our newest GayYA Recommends title is Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown. (That means it's our next #GayYABookClub read, too!) Georgia Peaches hits shelves tomorrow (8/30) but we still have an ARC & some awesome swag! So we're doing a flash giveaway. How to enter: Share one reason you're excited about Georgia [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Book Club, New Releases|Comments Off on GayYA Recommends Interview + Giveaway: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

On the Queer Trans Experience: Because Sometimes Just One Letter Ain’t Enough

by Meredith Russo  One of the things most often praised about my book If I Was Your Girl isn’t the book itself, but the author’s note at the end (or the beginning, depending on if you’re reading the ARC or the final print) where I lay out my hope that cis people won’t take Amanda’s [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Blogathon 2016, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on On the Queer Trans Experience: Because Sometimes Just One Letter Ain’t Enough

Interview: Vee sits down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour

I had the INCREDIBLE opportunity to be able to sit down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour when they came to Addendum Books on the You Know Me Well book tour. This was literally one of the best experiences of my life and I am so thankful to the authors for taking the time to [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016, Book Club, Fun Things, New Releases, Teen Voices|Comments Off on Interview: Vee sits down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour

Interview: Caleb Roehrig author of Last Seen Leaving

One of the amazing authors I got to interview at BEA was Caleb Roehrig! Caleb and I were both slightly food-deprived and wholly overwhelmed by the massiveness that was BEA, so some of our questions and answers were a little off the wall (frex: after the interview, I learned some fun facts about the population living around [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016, New Releases|Comments Off on Interview: Caleb Roehrig author of Last Seen Leaving

Juliet Takes a Breath: A How-To Guide for Young Queer Latinas

by Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez, PhD Juliet Milagros Palante is a 19-year-old Puertoriqueña from the Bronx. She knows she’s gay but hasn’t told her family. She decides to come out to her family the night she’s set to travel to Portland, Oregon[1] for her summer internship with the renowned white feminist Harlowe Brisbane. After having read [...]

By | June 5th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Book Review, New Releases|Comments Off on Juliet Takes a Breath: A How-To Guide for Young Queer Latinas

Author Interview: Elliott DeLine

We're thrilled to be talking today with Elliott DeLine, author of the YA/NA books Refuse and I Know Very Well How I Got My Name, and the autobiographical nonfiction book Show Trans! We got to chat with him a bit about his work, transgender YA, and why it's so important to have transgender authors writing [...]

By | September 7th, 2015|Archive, Author Interview|Comments Off on Author Interview: Elliott DeLine

Review: Street Dreams by Tama Wise

by Nathaniel Harrington Street Dreams (Bold Strokes Press 2012) From Goodreads: Tyson Rua has more than his fair share of problems growing up in South Auckland. Working a night job to support his mother and helping bring up his two younger brothers is just the half of it. His best friend Rawiri is [...]

By | June 26th, 2015|Archive, Book Review|Comments Off on Review: Street Dreams by Tama Wise

Queer YA Scrabble: Boyfriends With Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez

Boyfriends with Girlfriends is a LGBTQAI+ book written by Alex Sanchez and published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Boyfriends with Girlfriends (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011) What is it about? While Sergio is attracted to both girls and guys, he’s only dated girls before. Lance has always [...]

By | June 6th, 2015|Archive, Fun Things|Comments Off on Queer YA Scrabble: Boyfriends With Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez

New Releases: May 2015.

  May 1st (USA) Flesh and Bone (Luminis Books, 2015) Flesh and Bone by William Alton — (G,Q) Goodreads Summary: "A literary novel for young adults that deals with a despairing teen uncertain about his sexual preferences who turns to drugs, alcohol, and unreliable friends for solace. Told in a series of images and [...]

By | May 29th, 2015|Archive, New Releases|1 Comment