This is Our Rainbow by Katherine Locke

Available At: Challenger

Categories: Cursing, LGBTQ+, Racism, Sexual

Description: Featuring contributions from Eric Bell, Katherine Locke and A.J. Sass, this first LGBTQA+ anthology for middle-grade readers presents stories of queer fantasy, historical and contemporary stories for every letter of the acronym.

YA Label?: No

Notes: Contains sexuality; inexplicit sexual activities; inexplicit sexual nudity; inflammatory racial commentary; mild profanity; and alternate gender ideologies.

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Page 39: “‘Er, how do you know my name?’ ‘We have the same homeroom! I’m Alex, she/her pronouns please!’ ‘Hi. I’m Jes. They/them.’ ‘I’m Rosie! I use she/her, and Alex can beat up anyone that tries otherwise.’…’And I’m Mouse. They/them. I guess. For now.’ ‘We’re the Porcupines! We’re the coolest girls and not- dudes in this school!’”

Page 45: “‘Well…I stopped wearing skirts because I didn’t want people to think I was a girl! But…’”

Page 92: “‘It’s just cornrows,’ Evelyn said, her voice quiet. ‘You could wear them too.’ Ashley laughed. ‘”‘No, I cannot. There is nothing worse than white people wearing cornrows,’”‘ she said, plopping down next to Evelyn. ‘Have you heard of cultural appropriation?’”

Page 153: “They kind of dip and move their hips and OMG are they grinding?”

Page 276: “Her neon yellow tank top is really filled in right on the chest and I can’t help but stare and wonder how she grew those so quickly?”

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