The 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!

Product Code: 9115
ISBN: 9780593303979
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Yearling
Pages: 336
Published Date: 04/11/2023
Availability:In stock
Price: $8.99

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.

For Ages 8-12

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The Purr-cle of Life by Alex Gino
Girl’s Best Friend by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
The Makeover by Shing Yin Knor
Paper Planes by Claribel A. Ortega
Petra & Pearl by Lisa Bunker
I Know The Way by Justina Ireland
Balancing Acts by A.J. Sass
Come Out, Come Out Whenever You Are by Eric Bell
Devoyn’s Pod by Mariama J. Lockington
Guess What’s Coming To Dinner by Mark Oshiro
The Golem and The Mapmaker by Molly Knoc Osteriag
The Wish & The Wind Dragon by Katherine Locke
Splinter & Ash by Marieke Nijkamp
Menudo Fan Club by Aida Salazar
Stacy’s Mom by Nicole Melleby
Sylvie & Jenna by Ashley Herring Blake

“… 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

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