By Alaina Leary Today we’re pleased to welcome Katherine Locke and Anne Passchier to the WNDB blog to discuss their picture book What Are Your Words?, out May 25, 2021! Follow Ari through their neighborhood as they try to find their words in this sweet, accessible introduction to … [Read more...] about Q&A With Katherine Locke and Anne Passchier, What Are Your Words?
By Alaina Leary Today we’re pleased to welcome Ray Stoeve to the WNDB blog to discuss their young adult novel Between Perfect and Real, out April 13, 2021! A moving YA debut about a trans boy finding his voice—and himself Dean Foster knows he’s a trans guy. He’s watched enough YouTube … [Read more...] about Q&A With Ray Stoeve, Between Perfect and Real
By Alaina Leary Today we’re pleased to welcome Jodie Patterson to the WNDB blog to discuss her picture book Born Ready, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, out April 20, 2021! Penelope knows that he’s a boy. (And a ninja.) The problem is getting everyone else to realize it. In this … [Read more...] about Q&A With Jodie Patterson and Penel, Born Ready
By Alaina Leary Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee. The book will be released on May 4, 2021, by Quill Tree Books. Preorder here! Noah Ramirez thinks he’s an expert on romance. He has to be for his popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a perfect collection … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal for Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee
Today we’re pleased to welcome Aiden Thomas to the WNDB blog to discuss their young adult novel Cemetery Boys, out September 1, 2020! Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes … [Read more...] about Q&A With Aiden Thomas, Author of Cemetery Boys
By Maya Sungold Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! On March 31, we celebrate the lives of trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. Established by trans activist Rachel Crandall in 2009, TDoV is a day to support the trans community and all we have accomplished. This day also raises … [Read more...] about The Importance of Celebrating Trans Stories
By A.M. Strickland Both in this particular post and in my YA fantasy, Beyond the Black Door, I wanted not only to write about the ways in which we can be queer but the ways in which sometimes queer people are closeted. Let’s face it: Unless you are very fortunate in your environment, being … [Read more...] about Being Queer and Closeted in My YA Fantasy Novel and in Real Life