Tag Archives: GLBTQ

Gay Mexican Teen Boys in the Desert Southwest?: Review of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

For someone who claims to blog about children’s books, I actually review very few books on here. I think that’s because if I read a really good book, I take a very long time to digest it. And because I … Continue reading

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Homelessness

I know that I talk about fairly devastating things on this blog all the time, but there are some things that I’m too afraid to talk about or find too upsetting–even me. I’ve been avoiding writing about child and teen … Continue reading

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2013 Rainbow List

So the ALA awards have been announced. And there are some really exciting calls on there. But in award season, I wanted to draw special attention to the 2013 Rainbow List of 50 outstanding books for youth about GLBTQ issues. … Continue reading

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2012 YA LGBT Lit Statistics

I just found this wonderful post from Malinda Lo, the author of the wonderful novel Ash. She has statistically broken down all of the YA lit being published for 2012 into it’s gay content. Head over and take a look. (Yay pie charts!)

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Best Friends and Change

I just got back to VT after spending a week down south visiting family (and seeing my little sister in the roller derby!) and then over to New Hampshire for the weekend to see two of my dearest friends. And … Continue reading

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Unpacking Straight Privilege

My friend Alex sent this list to me about the differences gay folk have to deal with on a daily basis. While you’re reading through this list, think about how these things would feel to a teen struggling to understand … Continue reading

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Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming People Among First, Most Affected by War on Terror’s Biometrics Craze

Here’s another article on trans issues. I’ve been thinking a lot about trans issues recently. This article’s from Truthout. Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00By Alissa Bohling, Truthout | Report A Transportation Security Agency officer guides a passenger through a body scanner at BWI … Continue reading

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Rainbow Rumpus–Literary Magazine for children with GLBTQ parents

Cruising around for magazine markets to submit my writing to today (yes, I have finally decided that this is the year to take the plunge and get over my fear of submitting), I was delighted to discover what looks like … Continue reading

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Interview with Nancy Garden

I had the wonderful good fortune to meet Nancy Garden at the New England Regional SCBWI conference in May. Her groundbreaking book Anne On My Mind, published in 1982–the year I was born–was the first book for teens that actually showed … Continue reading

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Life, Love, and Lesbian Literature

So, this has been a crazy past couple of weeks for me. I spent last week preparing to give a talk about graphic novels at the New England SCBWI conference, and as I was packing to go on thursday evening, … Continue reading

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