Yep. We’re a month late… but let’s just look at it like we’re keeping the party going 🙂
You’ve probably seen many, many, many Pride posts pop up on your social media screens over the month of June. Reflecting on a month that’s typically about celebrating love and equal rights, we saw the most horrific mass crime since 9/11 on American soil. 49 lives hatefully taken, assumably because of how and who they love. Less than a year after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA. If there’s not a better time to grow more empathy, become an Ally… I don’t know what is.
Reading can be transformative. I was fortunate to have friends growing up who are LGBT+, so their stories are the catalyst for why I believe in equal rights, but sometimes a fictional story can help those who don’t have personal connections. Over the last several years, many LGBT+ books have hit the YA/MG market, especially with the push for #WNDB movement. Below are several places to find titles that fit our theme — both with LGBT characters, and/or authors.
Mollee Recommends: Tavia Recommends:
George by Alex Gino Dante & Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Follow on Twitter: @TheGayYA Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chomsky
Lauren (@lpdeal) recommends
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan >> Lauren is missing out 2 months so we wanted to get her a platform to pitch in! 🙂
BJ (@bjneary) recommends
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman – it is a MUST READ!!! Heartbreaking and powerful – here is my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/443016922