A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, orginated by Siobhan Dowd

Roll call question:
Do you have an unconscious reading list litmus test for potential friendships?

Topic:
LGBT characters in YA literature –

The Swivet (Colleen Lindsay) “On Being Used, the Lack of LGBTQ Characters in YA, and Why It’s Important to Work Togetherby Joanna Stampfel-Volpe (guest blogger)
http://theswivet.blogspot.com/2011/09/guest-blogger-joanna-stampfel-volpe.html

Publisher’s Weekly: “Authors Say Agents Try to “Straighten” Gay Characters in YA
http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/genreville/?p=1519

Malinda Lo: “I have numbers! Stats on LGBT Young Adult Books Published in the U.S.” – Updated 9/15/11
http://www.malindalo.com/2011/09/i-have-numbers-stats-on-lgbt-young-adult-books-published-in-the-u-s/

Upcoming:
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Short stories from:
Welcome to Bordertown edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner

  • Shannon’s Law
  • A Tangle of Green Men

Life on Mars edited by Jonathan Strahan

  • Goodnight moons
  • Wahahla

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities by Chris Barton,illustrated by Paul Hoppe

  • Cherokee Author
  • Black Man, White Man

 

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