THANK YOU, VULTURE!
[image description: a graphic with five rows of queer teen books, labelled “GAY IN YA”. The letters LGBTQ are in a column on the left side, corresponding to five books each.
L: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth, Huntress by Malinda Lo, Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters, The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George*, The Bermudez Triangle (now titled On the Count of Three) by Maureen Johnson*.
G: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, Geography Club by Brent Hartinger, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Hero by Perry Moore, Proxy by Alex London.
B: Pink by Lili Wilkinson, Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez, Adaptation by Malinda Lo, Empress of the World by Sara Ryan, Coda by Emma Trevayne.
T: Luna by Julie Anne Peters, I am J by Cris Beam, Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher, Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger, Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark.
Q: Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg, Every Day by David Levithan, Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block, Ash by Malinda Lo, Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green.]
It’s time for a little #GayInYA!! For a complete list of the books plus the option to download the infographic at full size, visit our blog!
Also, I have linked the book titles to their Amazon pages if you’d like to read the blurbs! (Or buy them. It is my Amazon sponsor link.)
I would also check out Jack Radish’s review of Almost Perfect: “As a trans person, Logan’s story made me feel horrible about myself and I can only imagine that the self-loathing feeling this book brought up in me would be ten times greater for a trans woman reading his story.”
(I also quit Luna halfway through because I couldn’t stomach the cis narrator’s embarrassment about her sister’s happiness)
(More better trans books please)
(Thanks FYLL for all the links!)
I thought I heard questionable things about the trans books as well, but I didn’t have links for them, so thanks for that!
The queer books also have a couple of odd choices, and Mr. L, I love you but yer a little over-representated.
I’d replace Weetzie Bat (not the author’s best, bad cultural politics) with Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole, Will Grayson, Will Grayson with Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn, and Ash with The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie.
La librairie Canadienne de Paris / The Abbey Bookshop, 29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, Paris, France. In 1989, Brian Spence, who hails from Toronto, crossed the Atlantic to bring his Abbey Bookshop to an international audience. The Abbey Bookshop in Paris’s Latin Quarter has for the last twenty years become a cultural epicenter for Canadians, Anglophones and Anglophiles from all corners of the world. Although offering a wide variety of Canadian books, its main attraction is an eclectic collection of over 35,000 titles in English ranging from scholarly to popular literature.
Just some wonderful inspirational posters created by thereadables - definately go and check her out! I think these posters are beautiful personally.
(Contest ends July 31st)
I’ve noticed that the pressure to read a bazillion books a year is stressing out a lot of people. Stop stressing out and just enjoy reading!
I think everyone should watch this.