The Book of David (book review)

Jun 25th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

The Book of David by Anonymous. Simon Pulse, 2014. David is the quarterback on the football team, has a cheerleader as a girlfriend, and Tyler has been his best friend forever. If he has all the things a high school boy should want, why does he feel so weird about it? Tyler has angry outbursts and their friendship feels more like a competition. Monica, his…

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva (book review)

Jun 17th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

One Man Guy. By Michael Barakiva. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014. Alek Khederian is being tortured by his parents. Instead of going on vacation, his parents are making him take Math and English over in summer school so he can into the honor track. They tell him this over a dinner that is supposed to be special because they never eat out. His parents would rather…

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson (book review)

Jun 12th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. Printz Award, 2016 Abe Lincoln Nominee, Rainbow List, Stonewall Book Award Honor NoahandJude are twins. They can feel each other’s thoughts and like to squish their shoulders together and breath together to calm down during their parents’ fights. Noah sees colors everywhere, paints in his head, and would rather talk to himself than any of the surftards…

GBLT books for teens and youth

Children & Teen Book Reviews for GBLT Pride Month

Jun 4th, 2015 Book Reviews, Lists, Teen Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

June is National LGBT Pride Month. June was chosen to honor the Stonewall riots that took place in June of 1969 in Manhatten. In the 60s, homosexuality was not widely accepted. The Stonewall Inn was a “gay bar” where people could feel safe socializing without being subject to hate crimes (which they sometimes where anyways in transit to or from there). Police would raid these…