Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fat Angie

Charlton-Trujillo, e.E. (2013). Fat Angie. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. This book was difficult for me to enjoy, as perhaps the title should have led me to expect. Although the writing is engaging and the plot is interesting, the main character … Continue reading

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Openly Straight

Konigsberg, Bill. (2013). Openly Straight. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books. I love the premise of Openly Straight. Who among us hasn’t wanted to cast off the burden of others’ labels from time to time? Rafe comes from a … Continue reading

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Terminology: Cis/Cissexual/Cisgender

These terms have been in use in activist and academic communities since at least the mid-1990s, but have only recently entered the popular lexicon.  When Facebook created multiple gender options in February this year (Weber, 2014), there was mass confusion … Continue reading

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Green, John and Levithan, David. (2010). Will Grayson, Will Grayson. New York, NY: Dutton Books. Collaborative novel-writing is challenging and often obvious, but in this case, the authors work together brilliantly.  In alternating chapters, two different Will Graysons—one gay, one … Continue reading

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The Gilda Stories

Gomez, Jewelle. (1991). The Gilda Stories. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books. I picked up this book about a Black lesbian vampire because I was in the mood for a cheesy, light read.  I was delighted to discover that The Gilda Stories … Continue reading

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