The Compulsive Reader: (YA) Love Wins!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

(YA) Love Wins!

We've been celebrating like mad since the SCOTUS announced their ruling yesterday that marriage is for ALL couples. I went to work and promptly dismantled the YA endcap so I could put this up in its place:

Excuse the slightly dark photo--there's no decent way to get a shot that's not backlit by the windows!

I always strive to buy a diverse range of books, but this is the first time I've put all of my LGBTQ YA/MG books together and it makes my heart swell to see how many we have in one place. Plus, it's missing at least three titles (Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour, and Two Boys Kissing by David Levitathan) because I sold them! Huzzah!

This is a momentous occasion and cause for so much celebration and love. But we still have a long ways to go, and I am confident that through literature we are changing the world. #WeNeedDiverseBooks because readers are diverse and multi-faceted and everyone deserves to see themselves in the books they read.

But this week, #LoveWins!

What are your favorite LGBTQ books or characters?

1 comment:

Gaby G said...

Excellent idea! :D #LoveWins