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Summer reading: 5 young-adult fiction novels that explore LGBTQ+ teen lives

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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These titles promise to surprise and delight. Saowakhon Brown/Moment via Getty Images In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, The Conversation reached out to Gabriel Acevedo and James B. Blasingame, English professors at Arizona State University who focus on sexuality and sexual identity in young-adult fiction. What follows is a list the two scholars say are “must-read” summer novels featuring teenage LGBTQ+ protagonists. In Sonora Reyes’ debut novel, which became a National Book Award finalist, Yami Flores leaves her large urban public school in Phoenix to enroll in a private Catholic...

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