Sunday, June 10, 2018

Six top queer historical YA romances

At the BN Teen Blog, Nicole Brinkley tagged six top queer historical YA romances, including:
Silhouette of a Sparrow, by Molly Beth Griffin

The winner of the Milkweed Prize and the Paterson Prize and a finalist for the LAMBDA Literary Award, Silhouette of a Sparrow follows sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson in 1926. At a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic, Garnet wants to visit the new amusement park, but is instead trapped under the supervision of her father’s wealthy cousin. To escape, she takes a job in a hat shop. There, she meets Isabelle, a beautiful flapper girl Garnet can’t help but fall for. Think of it as a variation on Dirty Dancing, except set in the 20s and featuring flappers.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue