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Different Class

Harris, Joanne. Different Class. New York: Touchstone, 2016. In this masterful suspense novel, aging Latin teacher Roy Straitley confronts more than the typical schoolboy carousing as an old student comes back into his life. In the early 1970s, a tight-knit … Continue reading

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Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?

Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform. Oakland: AK Press, 2012. This powerful anthology explores masculinity vis a vis queerness, ethnicity, and gender identity. Sycamore and contributors … Continue reading

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Two Boys Kissing

Levithan, David. 2013. Two Boys Kissing. New York: Alfred A Knopf. In this YA novel by the prolific David Levithan, we follow three couples and one individual through a few days of their lives. Peter and Neil have been dating … 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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Looking

Lannan, Michael (Creator). 2014-2016. Looking [television series]. New York: HBO Entertainment. In this comedy-drama television series, three gay friends in San Francisco navigate dating, friendship, and work. Jonathan Groff plays Patrick, a 29-year-old video game designer who has never had … 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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