We Are Here to Stay by Susan Kuklin

Available At: Electronics, Chinook Trail (MS), Liberty

Categories: Anti-Police, Illegal Immigration, LGBTQ+, Politics, Racism

Description: “Meet nine young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens.”

YA Label?: Yes

Notes: Individual stories that include references to sexuality and gender identity. Promotes violation of immigration policies. Written by author of Beyond Magenta – a similar book that describes and promotes transgender youth…including a six year old boy who performed sexual favors for adult males in the neighborhood.

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Chapter 5, Under My Shadow: “However, it’s taken society such a long, long time to adjust to the fact that people are born gay, not made gay.”

Chapter 5, Under My Shadow: “Even though I’m a little more comfortable being out, I’m not out as transgender…After all this, I’m still fighting gender identity.”