Incredibly Moving Coming-Out Stories Inspired by Books

Incredibly Moving Coming-Out Stories Inspired by Books

In honor of National Coming Out Day, here are four beautifully candid coming-out stories that were all inspired by readers’ literary experiences. Please read them either for inspiration, to learn, or to simply see how important the arts can be in shaping who we are.

Bookstr’s Three to Read This Week 6/27/19

Bookstr’s Three to Read This Week 6/27/19

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The weather’s not the only thing getting hotter! This week, we’ve got some highly-acclaimed summer crime novels that simmer with drama and tension—unreliable narrators, creative play with chronology, paranoia, and rich character development that’s guaranteed to knock you off your feet (that is, if the beach waves don’t get you first). Just because YOU’RE relaxing doesn’t mean your beach read has to be, and these heart-pounding thrillers will leave you at a loss for words… unless the words, of course, are “more please!” And let’s not forget, it’s still LGBT+ Pride Month: this week, we’re bringing you one of the …

“Queer Joy Is Revolution:” LGBT+ Authors Talk Diverse YA at BookCon

“Queer Joy Is Revolution:” LGBT+ Authors Talk Diverse YA at BookCon

This past weekend, we attended NYC’s BookCon 2019 to snag you all the bonus content with none of the shoulder cramps that accompany wielding 20 paperback novels in a comparably small tote bag. (And none of the $19 convention center lunches.) Looking for queer YA releases? We were too, and we headed to the “Read With Pride” panel, hosted by prolific author and editor David Levithan. There, we heard from three incredible LGBT+ novelists and got a preview of some new and upcoming releases that are turning a new page in YA literature.   ImageS vIA aMAZON   If you’re …