Braced by Alyson Gerber Genre: middle grade contemporary Release date: March 28, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Synopsis: The first contemporary novel about a disorder that bends the lives of ten percent of all teenagers: scoliosis. Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She’s finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team.… Continue reading Braced by Alyson Gerber
So I’m late to this because I’ve been working a lot. I’ve added the “ish” because the first two books here I read in May, but since they were also Pride themed I decided to include them, especially since I haven’t talked about them yet, either! Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli… Continue reading Pride Month(ish) Wrap-Up
In honor of this year’s exciting Tony Awards and Pride Month, I bring you this post that kind of turned into mini-essays. But I’m not apologizing. I’ve always loved musicals, but over the past year (thanks in part to some new friends and discovering Hamilton and Rent) I’ve gotten very much into more recent and… Continue reading My Favorite Musicals with LGBTQ Characters and Themes
I meant to publish this in April, but then I chickened out because suddenly there was so much to cover from the news that was related to this topic. So here it is, because Pride Month seemed like a good time to post it. I’m writing this because I can’t stop thinking about this article… Continue reading LGBTQ Kidlit, Schools, and Me
I admit, Pride Month totally snuck up on me, and I didn’t make the connection between June, reading queer books, blogging, and general pride. At first, I was like, “Oh, I’ve been reading a lot of queer books in May and was planning to get to some print books I have on hand [which are… Continue reading Pride Month Plans and Thoughts (TBR + More)
I’ve been struggling getting back into blogging, I’ll be honest. There are a few posts that feel like a big deal to me because they’re more personal, so I’m avoiding those. Meanwhile, I’ve certainly read a lot of books, but I don’t feel compelled to review them. As I talked about before, I have been… Continue reading Why I Prefer Analysis to Criticism
The following discusses graphic depictions of rape and suicide, including methods and details of the latter. I’ve avoided writing a post about 13 Reasons Why because there are SO MANY THINGS that can be said, so many that have covered it, and every time I think about it too much I kind of combust into… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why & Prestige TV: Who’s the audience?