Tag Archives: Coming Out

This is How it Always Is

Frankel, Laurie. This is How it Always Is. New York: Flatiron Books, 2017. Emergency room doctor Rosie and novelist Penn live a busy, happy life with their five rambunctious sons in Wisconsin. When their youngest, Claude, puts on a dress … Continue reading

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The Great American Whatever

Federle, Tim. The Great American Whatever. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. Sixteen-year-old Quinn lives screenwriting. Every conversation is dialog; every movement is stage direction. He has been writing movies for years and his ambition is to win a screenplay … Continue reading

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More Happy Than Not

Silvera, Adam. 2015. More Happy Than Not. New York: Soho Teen. A new memory-relief institute has opened in the Bronx, and trauma victims, grieving parents, and schizophrenics are finally able to achieve respite from troubling memories. Aaron Soto is skeptical … Continue reading

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Willful Machines

Floreen, Tim. 2015. Willful Machines. New York: Simon Pulse. In the near future, robotics is a typical high school class, scientists have created sentient AI, and gay kids still have to worry about conservative politics. Lee Fisher, robotics geek and … Continue reading

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Gone Home

In this exploration game released in 2013 and set in 1995, you play as Kaitlin Greenbriar, a 21-year-old woman who’s just returned from traveling in Europe. Arriving in the middle of a rainy Oregon night, she finds her family’s home … Continue reading

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Red: A Crayon’s Story

Hall, Michael. 2015. Red: A Crayon’s Story. New York: HarperCollins. In this engaging picture book, a red crayon can’t seem to color right. Every time he tries to draw a red strawberry, it comes out blue!

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Gracefully Grayson

Polonsky, Ami. 2014. Gracefully Grayson. New York: Hyperion. Sixth-grader Grayson doodles secret princesses in class by drawing seemingly abstract triangles with circles on top. Gym shorts and extra-long tee-shirts are transformed into flowing skirts and dresses with a bit of … Continue reading

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