Spotlight on Juliet Takes A Breath (Gabby Rivera), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)
Today we're excited to spotlight Juliet Takes A Breath.
Read on for more about Gabby Rivera, an guest post, plus an giveaway!
Meet Gabby Rivera!
Gabby Rivera is a Bronx-born queer Latinx babe on a mission to create the wildest, most fun stories ever. She's the first Latina to write for Marvel comics, penning the solo series AMERICA about America Chavez, a portal-punching queer Latina powerhouse. In 2017, Gabby was named one of the top comic creators by the SyFy network, and one of NBC's #Pride30 Innovators. Gabby now makes magic on both coasts, currently residing in California. She writes for all the sweet baby queers and her mom.
Meet Juliet Takes A Breath!
A gutsy, queer coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Nina LaCour, Rainbow Rowell, and Elizabeth Acevedo.
Juliet Milagros Palante is a self-proclaimed closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx. Only, she's not so closeted anymore. Not after coming out to her family the night before flying to Portland, Oregon, to intern with her favorite feminist writer--what's sure to be a life-changing experience. And when Juliet's coming out crashes and burns, she's not sure her mom will ever speak to her again.
But Juliet has a plan--sort of. Her internship with legendary author Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women's bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff, is sure to help her figure out this whole "Puerto Rican lesbian" thing. Except Harlowe's white. And not from the Bronx. And she definitely doesn't have all the answers . . .
In a summer bursting with queer brown dance parties, a sexy fling with a motorcycling librarian, and intense explorations of race and identity, Juliet learns what it means to come out--to the world, to her family, to herself.
~ Guest Post ~
5 books that sin verguenzas should read
Bad Habits by Cristy Road
It’s just this raw, gorgeous, gritty graphic novel about her experience as a young, queer, punk, Cuban-American kid trying to figure out life the hard way. A sin verguenza in every sense. And it blasted me wide open, and reimagined for me what it meant to be a writer.
When We Were Outlaws by Jeane Cordova
I want a team of sin verguenzas to come together and turn Jeane Cordova’s memoir into a sexy gritty 1970s film with lots of denim and Firebirds. And if that can’t happen, actually no it’s gonna happen and if you wanna do it, hit me up. Either way, read this book cuz dykes are cool and Jeane Cordova offers an intense snapshot of navigating dyke communities as a Chicana lesbian.
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
Leslie Feinberg was a gender outlaw. Her memoir reminds me of all the reasons pride needs to stay a riot. Hop off the corporate pride parade and grab your brass knuckles. Stone Butch Blues is a fist fight worth showing up for.
Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican American Recipes for Healing and Health by Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel
Cuz sin verguenzas wanna eat like their ancestors. Not like the colonizers.
Bitch Planet created by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine De Landro
In a world where non-compliant women, femmes, and nonbinary folk are sent to another planet to go to prison, I’d most definitely be in that prison and so would a lot of my favorite people. So read Bitch Planet, so that we know the plan and can break tf out together. Go, sin verguenzas, go!
Juliet Takes A Breath
Author: Gabby Rivera
Publisher: Dial Books
Release Date: September 17th, 2019
Two winners will each receive a copy of Juliet Takes A Breath (Gabby Rivera) ~ US Only
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