Picture Book About a Trans-Child Wins A Major Award!

Picture Book About a Trans-Child Wins A Major Award!

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Today’s world can often seem extremely anti-LGBTQ, with society feeling oppressive toward people who fall outside the line of heterosexually. But there is still a lot of good news, especially with the recent news about the book called Julian Is a Mermaid.       The book is a children’s picture book that tells the story of a young boy called Julian who comes to terms with his queer identity, showcasing his attempts at dressing in woman’s clothing and how his nana reacts to his attempts to embrace his new identity. The author and illustrator Jessica Love, who was partly inspired by …

YA Crisis: U.K. Faces Steep Decline in Demand for YA Books

YA Crisis: U.K. Faces Steep Decline in Demand for YA Books

YA is a massively polarizing genre, and, when faced with its possible decline, any avid reader is bound to have one of two drastically different reactions. One possible reaction is something along the lines of: Finally! Now I’ll never have to read about an entire world that somehow possesses the logic and nuance of a Buzzfeed zodiac quiz! The other is NO!  If you’re in the first camp, consider what this sharp decline actually means: fewer children are reading.   Image vIA woMEN wRITE abOut coMICS   It’s no secret that childhood reading is extremely beneficial with significant academic and …