Friday, May 16, 2014

Ten top LGBTQ books for pre-teens

"[T]he last place any child should feel isolated, unwelcome or afraid is the library," writes author Susie Day in the preface to a top ten list of LGBT books for pre-teens at the Guardian. One title on the list:
What's Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long

15-year-old twins Jody and Jolene have nothing in common apart from their wacky cafe-owner parents - until they both fall for the same boy. Even if you see the 'twist' coming, this is a gentle, generous read, worth including for one killer scene alone (in which one of those Big Awkward Conversations With Your Mum is all conducted from within the safety of a wifi gaming helmet).
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue