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Lambda Literary Award Finalists

The finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards, given for books with high literary merit to self-identified LGBTQ authors writing on LGBTQ issues, can be found here. This years finalists in the Children’s/YA book category are: Christian, the Hugging Lion, by … Continue reading

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Something Like Hope

For Cynthia Leitich Smith‘s interview of first-time author Shawn Goodman about his new book Something Like Hope click here. The book is about his experience working in New York Juvenile detention centers, and it looks like it’s worth checking out. I’ll report back after I’ve … Continue reading

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Books about Foster Care and Adoption

Just ran across this book list and thought I’d share. The original post can be found here. Great Gilly Hopkins ~ Katherine Paterson Waiting for Normal ~ Leslie Connor Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff The Complete Anne … Continue reading

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Where are all the Evil Parents?

The stoutest rule I know in writing for children is that the protagonist has to solve the problem him or herself. For this reason, the parents and other adults are often deleted from the equation–mysteriously called out of the country, … Continue reading

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Where are all the gay books?

I can’t watch the “It Gets Better Campaign” videos without getting really emotional. I think because when I was 13 years old, I felt suicidal. I’m not sure how related to being gay this was. I had barely started considering the … Continue reading

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What books do the rape survivors, themselves, need?

So, following Bitch Magazine’s kind of horrifying removal of Margo Lanagan’s incredible novel Tender Morsels, along with two other novels, from their list of 100 YA novels for feminist readers last week (you can read Lanagan’s response and that of … Continue reading

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