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Star-Crossed

27 Jan

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Let me share an awesome story with you. I found this lovely post on Tumblr about a book that’s coming out on March 14. This book is a positive middle-grade novel with a bisexual protagonist, and you can bet that I have it pre-ordered.

Guys, seriously, this is so exciting! The author, Barbara Dee, wrote this book with tons of love and research, talking about it with her daughter to be sure that this book is safe for LGBT+ youth (and all readers, really).

A little excerpt from the daughter’s Tumblr regarding this book is: “This book is for LGBT kids, written by a mom who has asked questions and done her research and tried as hard as she possibly could to make her own queer kid feel safe and loved and valid, and it REALLY shows. Mattie (the cutie on the left) and Gemma (the cutie on the right) are given space to learn about themselves, and ultimately they don’t have to figure themselves out right away or come out to everyone at once or choose a label. They’re kids. It’s okay to still be figuring things out. It’s okay.”

That right there, those last two words… Those are the most important words resonating with me. It’s okay. The LGBT+ community has been making tremendous strides for equal rights within the past few years, and it’s fantastic to witness it all. Books like Star-Crossed will help further these strides!

If you think you’ll be interested in this book, you can check it out on Amazon here!

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3 responses to “Star-Crossed

  1. Dug

    January 29, 2017 at 1:19 am

    I wanted to leave this on your reading list but didn’t see where to do that. A must read for a woman into science fiction is the Imperial Radch trilogy by Ann Leckie; Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Mercy. It takes place in the far future from the perspective of a ship’s Ancillary (corpse of defeated other human’s taken over by the Radch Empire and used by the ships AI as soldiers) who has become detached from her ship. The Radchaai citizens use only the female pronoun so you kind of have to guess who’s male or female. They are all very proper and drink tea and wear gloves but they’re brutal and ruthless as well. The 21st century is all about women artist and I’m loving their viewpoint in space opera. I bet you will as well. Cheers.

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    • Kris P.

      January 29, 2017 at 8:14 am

      (Apparently my Reading List hadn’t allowed comments… Whoops. Sorry about that!) That definitely sounds like an intriguing read! I’ll have to keep an eye out for it during my next book shopping spree. 🙂 Thanks very much for the recommendation!

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