Tag Archives: GLBTQ

“The Vast Fields of Ordinary”

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd   “’We’re all sick,’ Alex said. ‘I was thinking that the other night. . . . I remember in high school seeing people who seemed like they had it all together. . . … Continue reading

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“More Than This”

More Than This by Patrick Ness  In a chilling prologue, a boy is drowning at sea. He tries over and over to save himself, but the water is too cold, the waves too rough, the craggy rocks too close. He … Continue reading

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“Ask the Passengers”

Ask the Passengers by A. S. King  Astrid Jones isn’t sure that her love is acceptable to anyone. She has a lot of it to give, but to whom? While she’s deciding—and deciding takes many months—she spends her odd free … Continue reading

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“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

   Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz When they meet and Dante teaches Aristotle to swim, they laugh over their classical names—their pocho names, they think, because are real Mexicans named after philosophers … Continue reading

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“The Miseducation of Cameron Post”

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth  Cameron Post and Irene Klauson have always been best friends. They do everything together including all those things they shouldn’t do, like shoplift. And there’s always been an edge to their … Continue reading

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“Jumpstart The World”

Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde “’I’m taking that cat. I want the black one. You can’t talk me out of it, so don’t even try.’ I was already starting to understand him. To feel for him. Or maybe … Continue reading

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More in the Orca Soundings series 4

High interest books for a quick read; good for Read 180 students and English Learners Big Guy by Robin Stevenson Derek thinks he might be falling in love for the first time ever. The problem is, he hasn’t been entirely … Continue reading

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