I’ve been working on a presentation for a workshop on collection development and readers’ advisory for LGBTQ YA, and so I’ve been looking for more new titles coming out. Here’s my first round up of 2015 LGBTQ young adult literature. The eight books below are newly released or coming out in Fall 2015.
I picked out a stack of audiobooks for a road trip with a fellow librarian, and we just kept striking out. We tried 031398147541 by Melissa de la Cruz and hate the narrator. I’ve heard great things about The Sky is Everywhere, and I loved Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun (my review) but the… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
I’m continuing my habit of rounding of LGBTQ young adult fiction titles traditionally published (ie, that will likely receive professional reviews and be available for purchase through a library vendor). Here’s part 1 and part 2 of 2014 LGBTQ YA releases. I maintain this list as a guide to queer YA based on my presentations on readers’… Continue reading 2015 New Releases in LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction
It’s been months since I read this, and I still can’t get over how much I loved this book. Rarely have I felt that a book has captured so fully what it is I love in character, in story, in structure, and in themes. I felt like I’ll Give You the Sun was written especially… Continue reading Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I haven’t had much time for blogging here, but I thought I’d share what I’ve recently written for other spots around the bookish corners of the internet. New and Forthcoming LGBTQ YA Fiction at YALSA’s The Hub I’m always excited to see more LGBTQ YA, and these are six titles I’m really excited about or have… Continue reading Roundup: New LGBTQ YA Fiction, Dystopian YA Romance, and Book Clubs