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Diversity Reading Challenge Young Adult

2017 #DiversityReadingChallenge-February How Did You Do?

Time for a check up. How is your diversity reading going? Let’s see how I did in February.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Oh Oh Oh I loved this book so HARD!!

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK.

Counts as an LGBT main character #7. Kinda like You’ve got Mail
for YA.

I can’t believe I didn’t tell you about it?

Go get it NOW.

I read a few other books but they were of the grown up variety and not appropriate for An Unconventional Librarian.

So that’s it for Feb.What did you read?

 

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.