Monthly Archives: June 2014

If You Could Be Mine

Farizan, Sara. (2013). If You Could Be Mine. Chapel Hill: Algonquin. This young adult novel is narrated by 17-year-old Sahar, who is a lesbian in Iran, where homosexuality is a crime that could be punished by physical violence, prison, or … Continue reading

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A stranger from the internet with a mutual interest in John Waters pointed me toward Gregg Araki, so I checked out Kaboom. It’s his second-most recent film, released in 2010, and the recipient of the first Queer Palm award at … Continue reading

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Full Spectrum

Levithan, David and Merrell, Billy (Editors). (2006). The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. The quintessential queer experience of coming out has radically changed … Continue reading

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Sister Mischief

Goode, Laura. (2011). Sister Mischief. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. This young adult novel follows a tight-knit group of friends who live and breathe hip hop and social justice. Esme, Rowie, Tess, and Marcy go to high school in a largely … Continue reading

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Molly’s Family

Garden, Nancy (Author) and Wooding, Sharon (Illustrator). (2004). Molly’s Family. New York, NY: Farrar Straus Giroux. In this lovely picture book, a kindergarten class learns that there are lots of different kinds of families. When the children decide to draw … Continue reading

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Lesbian Herstory Archives The Lesbian Herstory Archives is an institution located in Brooklyn, NY filled with the world’s largest collection of lesbian-related materials. The Archives was founded in 1974 by Joan Nestle and Deborah Edel with the purpose to “gather and preserve … Continue reading

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