Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
Available At: DCC (HS), Timberview
Categories : Cursing, LGBTQ+, Racism, Sexual
Description: A high school girl learns more about herself and her sexuality while helping care for her mentally ill brother.
YA Label?: Unknown
Notes: This book contains explicit sexual activities; alternate sexualities; and profanity/derogatory terms.
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Page 52: “You and me? First of all, you’re not my type; your boobs are way too big. But also, it’s not like that, Suzette. Like, you start making out with girls and so we have to make out because I like girls, too.”
Page 109: “No fair,” Grace says, splashing us as she finds her footing. “Black people aren’t supposed to be able to swim.” …Grace laughs and wipes a few strands of green hair from her forehead. “I just mean… you know. Black people don’t, like, swim.”
Page 192: “So… are you bi?” “Pan,” she says, and when I don’t say anything right away, she clarifies, “Pansexual?” …“I just don’t really believe in restricting love to one or two genders.”
Page 208: I breath out as he touches my breasts, first with his hands and then with his mouth. It feels so good that I moan softly, and I’m embarrassed at being so audible, but he kisses just above my naval and says my name again…He bends his head to kiss between my legs and I jerk away.
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