Here are our October LGBTQ YA picks
Here at The LGBT Sentinel, the team loves a good read. This month we focus on LGBT authors in the Young Adult world.
We shine a spotlight on these authors who have made us laugh, cry, and smile.
These authors take us into the world of diverse characters, all of whom we can relate to and identify with.
Share your favorite authors with us and if you are an author, email firstname.lastname@example.org because we’d love to showcase your work.
Tillie Walden SPINNING
Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden’s powerful graphic memoir captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.
It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark.
Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again.
She was good. She won. And she hated it.
For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden’s life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. Skating was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she’d outgrown her passion―and she finally needed to find her own voice.