Andrés, José Carlos (Writer), Natalia Hernández (Illustrator), and Amaranta Heredia Jaen (English translation). My Dad is a Clown / Mi Papá es un Payaso. NubeOcho, 2016.
In this delightful bilingual picture book, a child learns about his father’s job as a clown. He’s always admired his father’s work—he makes people laugh! One day, he convinces his other father, who is a doctor, to pretend to be spies and follow him around. Continue reading
Solomon, Rivers. An Unkindness of Ghosts. Brooklyn, Akashic Books: 2017.
In this extraordinary speculative fiction novel, debut author Solomon explores racial discrimination and slavery, disability, gender and sexuality, and scientific progress aboard a space vessel traveling to a promised utopian planet. Some spoilers below. Continue reading
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Tagged Adult Audience, Autism, Disability, Highly Recommended, Intersex, LCSH Civil war—Fiction, LCSH Racism—Fiction, LCSH Space travelers—Fiction, Mental Health, Non-binary gender, Nonbinary, PTSD, Queer, Race, Science Fiction, Transgender
Smith, Lindsay. A Darkly Beating Heart. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2016.
Reiko has had a tough time. Her older brother has always treated her poorly, her classmates bullied her, and the girl she fell in love with dumped her for someone else.
Stevenson, Robin. Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community. Canada: Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
This middle-grade nonfiction book presents the history of the LGBTQ liberation movement and Pride Day in an accessible, interesting, and vibrant way. Continue reading
Wright, Tristina. 27 Hours. Fort Collins, CO: Entangled Publishing, 2017.
150 or so years in the future, space colonists race against time to stop a war between the human colonists and the local indigenous intelligent species, the chimera, or “gargoyles,” as they are called as a slur. There are five teen protagonists, each with their own histories, ambitions, and agendas. Continue reading
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Tagged Asexuality, Bisexuality, Deafness, Disability, Gay Men, LCSH Gay teenagers, LCSH Monsters, LCSH Space colonies, Nonbinary, Race, Science Fiction, Transgender, Young Adult Audience
Cumming, Alan (Author) and Grant Shaffer (Illustrator). The Adventures of Honey & Leon. New York: Random House, 2017.
Honey is a large rescue mutt and Leon is a tiny Chihuahua. They are both adorable, with fluffy fur and sweet doggy smiles. They live with their two dads in New York City. Their lives are wonderful, but the two pooches are concerned because their dads travel a lot, which means they can’t protect them. Continue reading
Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Daddy, Papa, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009.
Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Mommy, Mama, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009.