Tag: LGBTQ

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 19, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 19, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! It’s time for your weekly roundup of recordings from our most recent webinars, which means perusing the very latest in lit from a variety of subjects (yoga! book clubs! graphic novels!), no prior registration required. Simply follow the #WednesdayWebinarWatch hashtag, click the links provided, and start viewing! For more information on our […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2018 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2018 Best Lists

The April 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 231 new reviews and 15 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but […]

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More LGBTQ Teen Romance for Those Who Love LOVE, SIMON

More LGBTQ Teen Romance for Those Who Love LOVE, SIMON

We all deserve a good romcom. Luckily, Love, Simon, the hotly anticipated movie based on Becky Albertalli’s well-loved YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, is now in theaters. The film’s marketing went all-in on the coming out angle, as Simon is the first big teen romcom with a gay lead, but front-and-center queerness isn’t the book’s only […]

A Grand Tour: THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE

Cindy: When I saw that a teen historical fantasy adventure with a bisexual main character had four starred reviews, I had to check it out. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (2017) by Mackenzi Lee did not disappoint. In fact, it was perfectly delightful. Even if you haven’t read it yet, you’ve probably already heard […]

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Further Reading: Transgender Soldiers

Further Reading: Transgender Soldiers

One year after the Defense Department’s landmark decision to lift its military ban on transgender people, President Trump took to Twitter to announce that he is prohibiting transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity in the U.S. military.” With an estimated 15,000 transgender people currently in service, it’s unknown how his administration intends to implement […]

The B-Word: Julie Murphy’s RAMONA BLUE and Riley Redgate’s NOTEWORTHY

The B-Word: Julie Murphy’s RAMONA BLUE and Riley Redgate’s NOTEWORTHY

New novels by Julie Murphy and Riley Redgate, out this month, both tackle the oft-neglected B in LGBTQ. Julie Murphy (Dumplin’, 2015) knows a thing or two about navigating the worlds of girls on the brink of self-discovery. In Ramona Blue, that girl is Ramona Leroux, over six feet tall and sporting blue hair. She’s also […]

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THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE: Emma Donoghue Writes for Middle-Graders

THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE: Emma Donoghue Writes for Middle-Graders

Cindy: I grew up watching The Brady Bunch, but I can only imagine what fun someone could have with the new, millennial version of a blended family presented in The Lotterys Plus One (2017). When Lynn and I learned that Emma Donoghue (The Wonder, Room) had written her first middle-grade novel, we weren’t sure what to expect. […]

A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for All Ages
By March 28, 2017 3 Comments Read More →

A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for All Ages

  News about the transgender community—including banned books, bathroom laws, hockey, wrestlers, models, parades, Jackie and Juliet Evancho, and, most tragically, a horrifying murder caught on cellphone video—have all made recent headlines. Books can be helpful, entertaining, illuminating portals into the trans*/gender nonconforming (GNC) experience. The list below highlights books by and about the trans*/GNC community for […]

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Banned Books Week: “I Am Jazz” Read-Alikes
By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Banned Books Week: “I Am Jazz” Read-Alikes

Next week is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read. As part of their efforts, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top ten most frequently challenged books. As this year’s list proves once again, if any book is bound to end up challenged, it’s one that deals with LGBT issues […]

Hey Ladies: Lesbian Romance

Hey Ladies: Lesbian Romance

Like straight romances, lesbian romance novels feature many different subgenres and levels of sexiness. They also contain many of the same tropes. But in these books, girl meets girl, girl loses girl, and girls get back together to live happily ever after. The Gravity Between Us, by Kristin Zimmer Rising Hollywood starlet Kendall Bettencourt and college student Payton […]

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