Queer Love in the Bronx: Chulito by Charles González-Rice

Chulito by Charles González-Rice  Published: May 1st 2010 by Alyson Books Source: local library Synopsis: Set against a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood and the queer youth culture of Manhattan’s piers, Chulito is a coming-out, coming-of-age love story of a sexy, tough, hip hop–loving, young Latino man and the colorful characters in his vibrant neighborhood. Chulito, which means “cutie,”… Continue reading Queer Love in the Bronx: Chulito by Charles González-Rice

Forbidden Love in Tehran: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan  Published: August 20th 2013 by Alqonquin Young Readers Source: ARC from publisher Synopsis (Goodreads): In this stunning debut, a young Iranian American writer pulls back the curtain on one of the most hidden corners of a much-talked-about culture. Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin,… Continue reading Forbidden Love in Tehran: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

10 YA Novels with LGBTQ Characters

Queer lit is my favorite category of YA lit. Even as a heterosexual, cisgender woman, I still relate to these characters and am often moved by their stories. I think it’s important for queer readers to be able to find stories that reflect them, but I also think it’s important for all readers to seek… Continue reading 10 YA Novels with LGBTQ Characters

10 Movies to Watch for Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, and I thought I’d do a series of posts related to the topic. I don’t see a ton of movies and am woefully behind on new releases, but I do love period dramas that feature strong female characters, so it didn’t take long for me to compile a list of may… Continue reading 10 Movies to Watch for Women’s History Month

A Different Kind of LGBTQ Book: The Sin-Eater’s Confession by Ilsa Bick

The Sin-Eater’s Confession by Ilsa Bick Published: March 1st 2013 by Carolrhoda Books Source: ARC from publisher Synopsis: People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . . you know. But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody really knew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy. I guess you could say I knew Jimmy as well… Continue reading A Different Kind of LGBTQ Book: The Sin-Eater’s Confession by Ilsa Bick