Gay Teen Lit – CYAPodcast

Category: Gay Teen Lit

When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid

We review “When Everything Feels Like the Movies” by debut and winner of the Canadian Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature author, Raziel Reed. Interview with “The National” available on YouTube

Karl’s read alike recommendation: “Sprout” by Dale Peck

2013 Morris Award Winner & Finalists

“Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman
“Love and Other Perishable Items” by Laura Buzo
“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily M. Danforth
“After the Snow” by S. D. Crockett
“Wonder Show” by Hannah Barnaby

The Difference Between You and Me

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeline George

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

“The Difference Between You and Me” by Madeleine George

All recommendations are on the CYA Podcast Pinterest board
Cathie Sue

Upcoming books:
“Frederick Douglass for Kids” by Nancy I. Sanders

6 Picture Books

  • “Oh No, George!” by Chris Haughton
  • “Oh, Nuts!” by Tammi Sauer
  • “Let’s Go, Baby-O!” by Janet & Andrew McLean
  • “What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot” by Michelle Robinson
  • “Poopendous” by Artie Bennett
  • “Happy” by Mies Van Hout

I Am J or, Ain’t Nuthin’ But a “J” Thing

I Am J by Cris Beam

I Am J by Cris Beam

Roll Call Question: What is the best and worst parts of summer reading?

Topic: I hope you know this means war: YA Lit & the WSJ article

A Darkness too Visible” by Meghan Cox Gurdon

Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood” by Sherman Alexie

The Dangers of Dark Teen Lit” NPR Tell Me More:
Hosted by Michel Martin. Guests:
Meghan Cox Gurdon, Patricia McCormick, Christopher John Farley and Candice Mack

Young Adult Fiction Takes Off
Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti onWBUR Radio Boston
Robin Brenner, teen librarian, Brookline Public Library
Lauren MacLeod, literary agent specializing in Y.A., Strothman Agency

Gender-neutral pronouns – Wikipedia – Use a non-gender pronoun in an email
Les (Leslie) Feinberg

How the States Got Their Shapes – History Channel

Stacked – guest reviewer Paul Stenis for The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
All Clear by Connie Willis

So You Think You Can Dance – update
Game of Thrones – June 12, 2011 episode
Mine! by Shutta Crum

Upcoming Books:

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It’s Legacy by Albert Martin

6 Picture Books

If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk
Press Here by Herve Tullet
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
A Suitcase Surprise For Mommy by Cat Cora
This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

Before I Fall or, Be Kind, Rewind

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver – Author website

Lauren Oliver: News, Thoughts and Miscellany – Author blog, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter

Grooveshark Playlist of the book

Groundhog Day – 1993 film, Wikipedia entry

Trevor Project – website

It Gets Better – YouTube Channel


MTV’s If You Really Knew Me

Listener’s Choice – vote for our December book


Heathers 1989 film – Wikipedia entry
Tales from the Madmen Underground by John Barnes – School Library Journal Review
Recommendations Page – All recommendations on one page, just for you

Cathie Sue
Correction: Teen Gay Lit Topic – Ellen Whittlinger and Lambda Award
Wittlinger, Ellen. “Too Gay or Not Gay Enough?” The Horn Book Magazine July/August (2010): 146-149. Print.


In Treatment – HBO, 3rd season begins October 25 & 26, 2010, and it’s only two shows a week not five.

Upcoming Books

Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

The Prince of Mist or, He was *mostly* dead

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Author website


Gay Teen Literature

Extended Topic Resources

Last Words
Bull-E 2010 – The new world of online cruelty” by Emily Bazelon, A series of articles on bullying and Phoebe Prince.
Will by Maria Boyd


Forever Young Adult
@4everYA on Twitter
@librainiac on Twitter

Cathie Sue
Horning, Kathleen T. From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Books. New York: Collins, 2010. Print.

Pitt, Brad, Edward Norton, Carter H. Bonham, David Fincher, and Chuck Palahniuk. Fight Club. Burbank, CA: 20th Century Fox, 2002.
When a ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a soap salesman channel their aggression into therapeutic “fight clubs”, an eccentric woman gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Palahniuk, Chuck. Fight Club. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 1996. Print
The rise of a terrorist organization led by a waiter who enjoys spitting in people’s soup. He starts a fighting club, where men bash each other, and the club quickly gains in popularity. It becomes the springboard for a movement devoted to destruction for destruction’s sake.

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