Category Archives: Fiction

Little & Lion

Colbert, Brandy. Little & Lion. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017. Suzette (Little) and Lionel (Lion) have been best friends and siblings since their parents got together when they were very young. They have a wonderful, close relationship, spending … Continue reading

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Difficult Women

Gay, Roxane. Difficult Women. New York: Grove Press, 2017. Difficult Women is a phenomenal short story collection focusing on women’s lives, most of them turbulent or challenging.

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Witch Boy

Ostertag, Molly Knox. The Witch Boy. New York: Graphix, 2017. Aster comes from a long line of magic users. In his* family, girls are taught spellcraft and become witches, while boys develop shapeshifting powers around puberty. Aster has always been … Continue reading

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When the Moon Was Ours

McLemore, Anna-Marie. When the Moon Was Ours. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2016. When a town decides to topple their aging water tower, a little girl washes out with the gush of water. Only one little boy is brave enough … Continue reading

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One True Way

Hitchcock, Shannon. One True Way. New York: Scholastic Press, 2018.   Set in 1977, this engaging middle grade novel follows middle-schooler Allie as she develops a crush on a new friend and realizes she’s gay.

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Symptoms of Being Human

Garvin, Jeff. Symptoms of Being Human. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2016. Riley Cavanaugh is the teenage child of a congressman running for reelection. They’re also genderfluid and closeted. They must accompany their father to events, wearing formal clothing that … Continue reading

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Julián is a Mermaid

Love, Jessica. Julián is a Mermaid. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2018. In this utterly charming picture book, a young child dreams about being a mermaid—and finds unconditional love and support from his grandmother.

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