Join C.B. Lee, Amy Spalding, Jenn Polish, and Sam Ledel for an afternoon of thrilling, hilarious, fantastical LGBTQ YA books, just in time for your next summer read.
C.B. Lee’s first novel in the Sidekick Squad series, Not Your Sidekick was a 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in YA. Sarah Kuhn, author of I Love You Too Mochi, raved that the series, “has it all—swoony romance, thought-provoking deconstructions of superhero tropes, and the cutest robots ever. But best of all are her very human, very relatable characters...If you’re a fan of superheroes, thoughtful sci-fi… you need these books in your life.” Her newest book in the series is Not Your Backup. She is also the author of Ben 10 and All Out Now.
The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) was named one of the Best YA Books of 2018 by NPR, Cosmopolitan, and Popsugar. Entertainment Weekly called it “The summer's hottest queer teen romance." Amy Spalding’s other books include Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys), The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions), Ink is Thicker Than Water, and The Reece Malcolm List.
Jenn Polish’s debut YA fantasy novel Lunav is a lesbian fairy tale set in a land of faeries, genderqueer rabbits, dragons that grow on trees, and an oppressive human government. Jenn was a college professor of Theatre and English in the CUNY system, and received their PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Daughter of No One by Sam Ledel is the first book in the Odium Trilogy. Princess Aurelia and village outcast Jastyn are as different as can be, but neither can deny their attraction to each other. While the circumstances of birth keep them apart, fate seems determined to bring them together. When Aurelia is kidnapped, she and Jastyn must face their enemies, fae and human, if they want to survive. Sam’s debut novel was the coming-of-age book, Rocks and Stars.
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