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New Teen Fiction & Fantasy for October

Hold Still by Nina LaCour (available October 20)* After her best friend’s suicide, Caitlin is devastated.  She struggles with school, where her photography teacher – whom she thought would be her greatest supporter – is ignoring her.  Then she finds Ingrid’s diary, filled with heartbreak and desire, and Caitlin is both pleased and terrified to […]

The FABULOUS (!!) Tamora Pierce on her Favorite LGBT-Themed Books

Tamora Pierce is the author of seemingly millions of books for young readers.  With a backlist spanning more than 20 years, it’s fair to say she’s had a massive influence on fantasy for young adults.  Her extremely popular Song of the Lioness series features Alanna and Thom, a pair of twins willing to challenge gender […]

Fab YA Authors on their Favorite Queer-Themed Books: Part 2

It’s time for the second installment of the YA community’s favorite queer-themed books!  Check out these awesome reviews from some more of our favorite authors! LEE BANTLE on ANNIE ON MY MIND by Nancy Garden This is a must read!  The writing and story are beautiful.  If you want literature, if you want great writing, this […]

Fab YA Authors on their Favorite Queer-Themed Books: Part 1

Because June is LGBT Pride Month, I wanted to post something really special on the BookKids blog.  I wanted to post as many reviews for queer-themed books as possible.  Alas, there are so many fabulous titles out there, and I’ve only read a fraction!  And what about the ones I haven’t heard of yet?  How […]


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