Blog of the Week:
Lee Wind's I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I read?...
This week I kick off my new recurring Friday feature, Blog of the Week, with I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I read?, "The Place to find out about Young Adult fiction books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning characters and themes....and other cool stuff from Lee Wind, Teen Action Fantasy author."
Wind began blogging in 2007, and had since amassed a comprehensive collection of GLBTQ books which are listed by category on I'm Here. I'm Queer. "When I was a teenager, I read everything sci fi and fantasy and YA I could get my hands on," he says. "But there were NO gay characters. In anything. Today my blog lists over 170 books that would have changed my life if I could have read them when I was 16. Hopefully, knowing these books are out there so they can get them and read them will make a difference for Teens today."
Lee's blog mission is to:
- Provide Lists, Synopses and Reviews of every YA and younger book with Gay (GLBTQ) Characters and Themes
- * Share Hidden Gay History--the stuff they don't necessarily teach in school
- Talk about Popular Culture, Gay Teens, and Kid Lit
- Spark and nurture a sense of community--(i.e., providing weekly topics for Gay Straight Alliance Meetings)
You can read more about I'm Here. I'm Queer by clicking here. Click on the individual books listed on the blog to read overviews along with reviews from blog readers and add your own reviews. And be sure to direct teens who have an interest in GLBTQ literature to Lee's Blog.