Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill, 1

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I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I
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5.8 X 8.7 X 0.9 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Lee Wind is the founding blogger and publisher of I'm Here. I'm Queer. What The Hell Do I Read?, an award-winning website about books, culture, and empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning and Queer youth, and their Allies. For over 11 years, readers from 100-plus countries have racked up 2.6 million page views--and counting! QUEER AS A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL is Lee's debut novel, and readers describe it as "a love letter for history geeks" that "perfectly captures teen angst," "had my heart racing," and helped them feel "less alone." In his "Clark Kent" jobs, Lee is the director of marketing and programming at the Independent Book Publishers Association and the official blogger for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Lee's "Superhero" job is writing. Fans of QUEER AS A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL say, "I felt a magical bond with the story", "I absolutely loved this book," and that Lee Wind's "can't-put-it-down" writing "gripped me emotionally" and "will pull you in and have you wondering about the truth of history." Lee lives in Los Angeles with his husband and their teenage daughter. He loves featuring fan art, #queerhistoryiseverywhere snapshots, and photos of GSAs and book clubs reading and discussing #queerasafivedollarbill Visit him online at: www.leewind.org Twitter: https: //twitter.com/leewindFacebook: https: //www.facebook.com/leewindInstagram: https: //www.instagram.com/iamleewind


A Book Life Prize Semi-Finalist, one of Publishers Weekly's Top Five Independently Published Middle Grade and Young Adult Books of 2018
"Wind's engaging, utterly enjoyable tale of teen self-discovery is riveting both for its well-structured, historically based plot and its emotional honesty... Wind's polished prose is filled with laugh-out-loud moments... A resonant and admirably crafted work." --Book Life Prize
"The premise is a real hook... with real potential to influence and educate, on top of entertaining... A tapestry of the gay teenage experience--frayed edges repaired with earnest love and care." --Kirkus Reviews
"Bound to spark curiosity... A sympathetic novel that will change the way young readers look at history and the lessons it has to teach." --Foreword Reviews
"Compelling... with highly empathetic characters in Wyatt and his friends. Was Abraham Lincoln gay? Readers of this intriguing and readable novel will decide for themselves." --Michael Cart, ALA Booklist
"All the more impressive when considering that it is author Lee Wind's debut as a novelist. Entertaining, thought-provoking, Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill is recommended for school and community library YA fiction collections. --Midwest Book Review
"I LOVE the characters." --Alex Sanchez, author of 8 teen novels, including the groundbreaking gay teen Rainbow Boys trilogy
"This one should get people talking! I hope this book, which shines some much-needed light on a fascinating bit of history, finds the large audience it deserves." --Brent Hartinger, author of 12 novels, including the groundbreaking gay teen novel Geography Club

"This powerful novel combines raw emotion with detailed historical evidence. Readers will be drawn into Wyatt's story as he struggles with being true to himself, and come out the other side questioning who writes the history we learn. Speaking truth to power, indeed. Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill belongs in every library that serves teens." --Yapha Mason, school librarian and two-time Newbery Medal judge
"Lee Wind has written a courageous novel about facing truth, both in history and in yourself. I applaud this important book." --Ellen Wittlinger, author of 14 novels, including the Lambda Literary Award- and Printz Honor Award-winning Hard Love