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Caterpillars Can’t Swim

Author: Liane Shaw Publisher: Second Story Press Publication Date: 12. September 2017 Rating: 3./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (gay SC), disabled MC (wheelchair user) TW: bullying, suicide attempt, depression, suicidal ideation, homophobia, ableism Summary: Ryan finds his freedom in the water, where he is not bound by gravity and his wheelchair. When he rescues his schoolmate,… Continue reading Caterpillars Can’t Swim

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You Can’t Buy Love Like that

Author: Carol E. Anderson Publisher: She Writes Press Publication Date: 17. Oktober 2017 Rating: 3./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (lesbian) TW: religious homophobia, drug use (marijuana) Summary: Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the ’60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the… Continue reading You Can’t Buy Love Like that

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27 Hours

Author: Tristina Wright Publisher: Entangled Publication Date: 3. October 2017 Rating: 3./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (gay MC, bisexual MC, pansexual MC, transgender MC, nonbinary SC, asexual (possible panromantic) MC, lesbian SC), PoC (Afro-Latina MC, Cuban MC, Nigerian/Portuguese & Indian mixed MC) disability (hoh MC, deaf SC) TW: colonialism Summary: Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too… Continue reading 27 Hours

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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

Author: Yaba Badoe Publisher: Zephyr Publication Date: 7. September 2017 Rating: 3./5. Stars Diversity: PoC (black), LGBT (sapphic relationship) TW: anti-Romani slurs, pedophilia, people trafficking, child trafficking, sexual abuse, rape, racism, murder Summary: Fourteen-year-old Sante isn’t sure where she comes from, but she has a recurring dream of escaping a shipwreck in a sea chest as a… Continue reading A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

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The Engine Woman’s Light

Author: Laurel Anne Hill Publisher: Sand Hill Review Press Publication Date: 21. October 2017 Rating: 5./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (gay SC), PoC (black, latinx) TW: rape, violence, ableism, murder, racism, csa Summary: A mystical vision of an airship appears to fifteen-year-old Juanita. The long-dead captain commands her to prevent California’s thrown-away people—including young children—from boarding… Continue reading The Engine Woman’s Light