I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings

I Am Jazz (book review)

Jul 6th, 2015 Book Reviews, Library Issues Rachel Reinwald 5 min read

This is the last of the GBLT book review series, but hopefully we’ll post more of these characters. Read the other GBLT reviews. I Am Jazz, by Jazz Jennings, tells the story of a girl who was not originally a girl. The boy she started out as felt uncomfortable when he identified more with how girls dress, style their hair, and the activities most girls…

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…

GBLT in Library News

Jun 24th, 2015 Lists, Teen Rachel Reinwald 7 min read

June is ending and thus is my spotlight on GBLT issues (although, hopefully they will continue to be sprinkled throughout my posts). If I had the time to respond and synthesize my thoughts on all of the great articles out there this month, I would. But I don’t. So here’s a roundup of what I’ve been reading but don’t have time to fully comment on….

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…

Guest Review: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Jun 15th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Tegan is our guest poster for today. Visit her blog, The Rowdy Librarian, for more Teganess. Go to our full list of GBLT reviews for this month. Far From You by Tess Sharpe Far From You is a contemporary realistic fiction novel, with a thriller twist. It takes place in California in a small town. It is set in the current time period, but also…

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…

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (Book Review)

Jun 8th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour Emi’s best friend Charlotte is leaving for out of state college. Emi’s brother Toby is scouting movie locations in Europe. She will be alone. Just after Morgan dumped her… for the sixth time. But she has some things. Toby is giving Charlotte and Emi his apartment for the summer with the request to do something epic in it….