Annie on My Mind (book review)

Jun 16th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Annie On My Mind. By Nancy Garden. Aerial Fiction, 1982. For what this book is, it is outstanding. One of the first books to openly and honestly discuss homosexuality in a time when it was considered taboo and a disease. Back when people could get in trouble. And here, the characters are teens, under the rule of their school administration and parents who feel like…

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….

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan (book review)

Jun 5th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan Leila has problems. She is a dork. Her former best friend is now in the cool group. Her guy best friend, Greg, has a huge crush on her. And she likes girls. She just wants to talk about zombies and gaming with him, not be his date. Her girl best friend Tess, has a…

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…