Juliet Takes a Breath: The Graphic Novel by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote
BOOM! Box / BOOM! Studios
Publication Date: December 1, 2020
Meet Juliet, a queer Puerto Rican college student from the Bronx eager to begin her internship in Portland with white feminist author Harlowe Brisbane. Unfortunately, Juliet quickly feels overwhelmed and frustrated as she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about women’s history, feminism, or even her own identity. Compounding her misery are a break-up with her girlfriend Lainie and a fight with her mother, who refuses to accept that Juliet is a lesbian. When Harlowe uses Juliet’s internship to justify her own racism, Juliet is forced to look elsewhere for community. She finds love and support in her extended family, a writing group for queer women of color, and a very cute library intern named Kira.
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Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable (Author) and Ellen T. Crenshaw (Illustrator)
Roaring Brook Press: First Second
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Amanda “Mads” does not understand kissing. Kisses 1- through 7 were nothing exciting at best, and hardly tolerable at worst. Kiss number 8, with a girl, threw her for a loop. As her own experiences run parallel to a family history she previously knew nothing about, Mads discovers much about kissing, and about herself.
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A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities by Mady G. and J.R. Zuckerberg
Limerence Press / Oni Press
Publication Date: April 23, 2019
A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities is an educational guide that delves into the topic of gender and sexual identity and discusses evolving LGBTQ+ language. It encompasses a spectrum of identities and examines topics like gender expression, gender dysphoria, asexuality, coming out, and the basics of a healthy relationship.
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