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The Rise of LGBTQ+ YA Literature

The Rise of LGBTQ+ YA Literature

Up until the 1960s, YA fiction mainly consisted of idealized characters and happy endings. But as authors such as Ann Head and Paul Zindel debuted stories detailing realistic issues faced and colloquial language used by the teenagers at the time, [...]

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Enlightened Young Adult Reading

Enlightened Young Adult Reading

A combination of things sparked my love of LGBTQ fiction – a frustration with the same old love story; seeking inclusion for all in literature; and my romantic curiosity towards a good friend of mine, who was a lesbian. Acceptance [...]

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