Tag Archives: LGBTQIA

I Am J – Diversity Book Recommendation

Title: I Am J Written by: Cris Beam Published by: Little Brown, 2011 Themes/Topics: Diversity, LGBTQIA, transgender teens, coming of age, New York, cutting, friendship, emotional problems Suitable for ages: 14+ Opening: J could smell the hostility, the pretense, the utter fake-ness of it … Continue reading

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Worm Loves Worm – Perfect Picture Book Friday and Diversity Day

Title: Worm loves Worm Written by: J. J. Austrian Illustrated by: Miike Curato Published by: Balzer & Bray, Jan 5th, 2016 Themes: celebration of love, marriage, wedding, worms, equality Ages: 3-7 Opening: Worm loves Worm. “Let’s be married.” says Worm to Worm. Synopsis: A worm … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Interview – Lee Wind

I first met Lee at in August 2011 at the poolside LGBTQ meeting during the annual SCBWI summer conference in Los Angeles. I met several other wonderful kid lit people at thous meeting including Judy Blume and Emma Dryden. I guess these meetings … Continue reading

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