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‘You and Me and Him’ by Kris Dinnison

The classic love triangle formula—a favorite trope for YA writers—receives a welcomed makeover.

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‘Faggot: An Appalachian Tale, Surviving Bullying’ by Frank E. Billingsley

As a young-adult-oriented memoir, Faggot has been 30 years in the making.

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Unlearning Lessons: Jim Grimsley, The Author of ‘Winter Birds,’ Sheds His Skin

With 'How I Shed My Skin,' acclaimed writer Jim Grimsley ('Winter Birds,' 'Dream Boy') details the process by which he…

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‘The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter’ by Tony Mendicino

A bad decision causes criminal trouble, and Michael must struggle to determine how to help Frankie without giving up his…

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‘The Women of San Quentin: Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons’ by Kristin Lyseggen

Incarcerating transgender women in male prisons has resulted in the horrific treatment of people who are mostly nonviolent offenders.

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‘Sex Is a Funny Word’ by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth

Covering topics as diverse as gender identity, crushes, touch, and consent, 'Sex Is a Funny Word' doesn’t pull any punches.

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Review: ‘The Right Side of History’

Somebody just needed to get you started; you can take it from there, as you’ll see in The Right Side…

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‘Batty Bwoy’ By Max-Arthur Mantle

'Batty Bwoy' is the coming-of-age story of Mark Palmer, the black gay Jamaican son of an overbearing, absentee mother who…

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Review: ‘Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die’ By Keith Elliot Greenberg

Though the subtitle James Dean’s Final Hours suggests a limited subject matter, Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die…

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A Bayou-City Bucket List: Author A.J. Mistretta Publishes ‘100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die’

If you have ever found yourself asking, “What else is there to do in Houston?” then A.J. Mistretta’s new book…

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