Monthly Archives: March 2016

MY YEAR ZERO: all-girl love triangle with a Jewish lesbian MC, young adult lit

My Year Zero by Rachel Gold, in a sentence, is a YA all-girl love triangle with a Jewish lesbian MC, a bi-girl love interest, and a very satisfyingly happy ending full of love and tenderness. Okay, now that my entire Mangoverse … Continue reading

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The Space Between: “Popular Girl/Uncool Girl” lesbian contemporary YA

Welcome to Ylva Publishing’s newest lesbian YA contemporary. The Space Between (Goodreads link) is basically your quintessential “high school is hell” YA novel, with a cruel Popular Crowd, the Uncool Girl who the Super Popular One finds themselves strangely drawn to … Continue reading

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Happy Purim/Chag Purim Sameach/A Freyliche Purim!

This week Rivka carries her special hamantasch shield in honor of Purim! I hope each and every one of you have a happy. Here’s the art credit. (Yes, the dragon’s probably going to eat the shield. Y’all know he has … Continue reading

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FOR SIZAKELE, all-female love triangle about Nigerian-American who bonds with new friend over shared Africanness

The prose in For Sizakele by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene is luscious yet easy to follow, and I read the entire book in one day because the characters captivated me so much. This is a book that glows with not only … Continue reading

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Dates: truly marvelous short queer historical fiction comics anthology

The stories in the Dates graphic fiction anthology, edited by Zora Gilbert and Cat Parra, are all super-short, so they’re perfect for little moments when you need a bite of LGBTQ+ positivity in the middle of your day like a … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to the Crown: fantasy set in 1800’s England with Leads of Color

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho imagines a similar type of magical Britain as Harry Potter, with the competing factions, magician guild meetings where nobody believes the hero, and political intrigue, except this book focuses on adults of color in … Continue reading

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Lioness in Blue: my new age-difference romance novelette

“Shira Glassman packs so much detail to these characters in so few words and paints an intimate picture of two Jewish oboists who have both lost someone they love to cancer.” – Chasia Lloyd‘s review Presenting Lioness in Blue, my new Jewish … Continue reading

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