This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us
Katherine Locke (Editor) Nicole Melleby (Editor)
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DescriptionThe first LGBTQA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic, fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland, Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and more! A boyband fandom becomes a conduit to coming out. A former bully becomes a first-kiss prospect. One nonbinary kid searches for an inclusive athletic community after quitting gymnastics. Another nonbinary kid, who happens to be a pirate, makes a wish that comes true--but not how they thought it would. A tween girl navigates a crush on her friend's mom. A young witch turns herself into a puppy to win over a new neighbor. A trans girl empowers her online bestie to come out. From wind-breathing dragons to first crushes, This Is Our Rainbow features story after story of joyful, proud LGBTQA+ representation. You will fall in love with this insightful, poignant anthology of queer fantasy, historical, and contemporary stories from authors including: Eric Bell, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Ashley Herring Blake, Lisa Bunker, Alex Gino, Justina Ireland, Shing Yin Khor, Katherine Locke, Mariama J. Lockington, Nicole Melleby, Marieke Nijkamp, Claribel A. Ortega, Mark Oshiro, Molly Knox Ostertag, Aisa Salazar, and AJ Sass.
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
October 19, 2021
5.91 X 8.35 X 1.18 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Katherine Locke is the critically-acclaimed award-winning author of This Rebel Heart, The Girl with the Red Balloon, What Are Your Words? and other titles. They also co-edited and contributed to This Is Our Rainbow and It's A Whole Spiel. They live and write in Philadelphia with their feline overlords and an endless supply of chai lattes.
Nicole Melleby, a New Jersey native, is the author of highly praised middle-grade books, including the Lambda Literary finalist Hurricane Season. She lives with her wife and their cat, whose need for attention oddly aligns with Nicole's writing schedule.
"... a strong amalgam of confidently written portraits that consider the joys, pains, and complexities that can come with being young and queer." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "A handful of gay adults rounds out this fine collection." --Booklist, starred review "An essential read, this collection breaks free from the dichotomy of representing LGBTQ+ lives as total tragedy or one-true-love, happily-ever-after coming-out stories." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review