Tag Archives: Lesbians

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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Juliet Takes a Breath

Rivera, Gabby. Juliet Takes a Breath. Riverdale, NY: Riverdale Ave Books, 2016. In this hilarious and insightful coming-of-age novel, “closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx” Juliet travels to Portland, Oregon to learn about feminism and queer culture, gets … Continue reading

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Of Fire and Stars

Coulthurst, Audrey. Of Fire and Stars. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2016. Princess Dennaleia has been engaged to the prince of Mynaria since childhood, an arrangement that will strengthen the diplomatic alliance between their countries. Denna has been trained her … Continue reading

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Pregnant Butch

Summers, A.K. Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag, a Graphic Memoir. Berkeley: Soft Skull Press, 2014. In 2005, two years after the birth of her son, A.K. Summers began working on a biographical comic about her experience being … Continue reading

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Coffee Will Make You Black

Sinclair, April. Coffee Will Make You Black. New York: Avon Books, 1994. Jean “Stevie” Stevenson is a Black preteen growing up in a working-class family in South Chicago during a time when Black is not beautiful—the mid-1960s. Her stern mother … Continue reading

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The Flower Girl Wore Celery

Gordon, Meryl G. (Writer) and Holly Clifton-Brown (Illustrator). The Flower Girl Wore Celery. Minneapolis: Kar-Ben Publishing, 2016. Emma has been invited to be a flower girl in her older cousin’s wedding. She’s excited, although a little confused. She’s been told … Continue reading

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