LGBTQIA+ Recommendations

 

First, I need to state that I have no idea if the rep is done right in any of these.  Reading them as a straight cis woman, I can only listen to what other own voice reviewers say.  But I wanted to recommend some books that I’ve read and loved.  This is no where near a full list.  These are in no particular order.  Some of my favorites may be missing.  I’m being a bit lazy and picking from covers I already have in my album (recently).

 

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Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

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June 2020 TBR and Beyond Pride Challenge

 

For June, we have Dobby Goes To Pride!  There are prompts to finish in order to dress Dobby.  You can join HERE.

 

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Review of Pride by Ibi Zoboi (digital arc)

 

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Pride by Ibi Zoboi

 

Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.

When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

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