Category Archives: Young Adult

5 New and Upcoming Queer and Trans Canadian Books

Aside from Kai Cheng Thom’s poetry collection, which I FUCKING LOVED, I haven’t read any of the upcoming and new queer Canadian books on this list yet. But I am looking forward to reading all of them. Check out these … Continue reading

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A Sadly Disappointing Bi YA Novel: A Review of Nicole Markotić’s ROUGH PATCH

Here’s the sad truth readers: I wanted to love YA novel Rough Patch by Nicole Markotić so much. IT HAS THE WORD BISEXUAL ON THE FIRST PAGE. I thought after that there was nothing this book could do to make … Continue reading

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Interview with a Queer Reader: Emmet Cameron Talks EMPRESS OF THE WORLD, Books about Queer People of Faith, and Growing up in a Queer History Archive of Sorts

Hi and welcome to the second edition of my new “Interview with a Queer Reader” series. This month’s interviewee went above and beyond and drew us a selfie sketch! Keep reading to find out all about Emmet, Sara Ryan’s groundbreaking … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Interview with a Queer Reader, Jewish, Queer, Trans, Trans Feminine, Young Adult

The Seven Canadian and Indigenous Lambda Finalists I’m Most Excited About

In case you missed it, last week the finalists for the 29th Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ+ Literature were announced, and there were some pretty rad Canadians and/or Indigenous folks on the list! Here are the finalists that I’m most … Continue reading

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“the big empty abandoned town hall their heart is echoing inside of”: A Review of Ivan Coyote’s TOMBOY SURVIVAL GUIDE

In case you had the wild notion that it wouldn’t be: Ivan Coyote’s latest and unbelievably 11th book is just as great, and possibly greater, than everything they’ve done up until now. If you’ve never read an Ivan Coyote book … Continue reading

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Nine Muslim Canadian Writers You Should Read

Nine Muslim Canadian writers whose work you should support after contacting your MPs about the Islamophobic shooting in Quebec. Featuring books for kids and teens, memoirs, mysteries, poetry, and literary fiction! Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, disability, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, memoir, mystery, Queer, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Strange, Unpredictable, Smart, and Lovable: A Review of Mariko Tamaki’s SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE

And now, for my second review of a Mariko Tamaki book this year! In case you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of her work and how she always showcases queer and/or quirky weirdos in everything that she does. … Continue reading

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