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Blog Tour: The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (Interview!)

Posted May 19, 2022 by Kait in Book Tours, Interviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (Interview!)

Happy Thursday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE LESBIANA’S GUIDE TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL! I’m so excited because today I have an interview with Sonora Reyes to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it!

Blog Tour: The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (Interview!)The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
Published on May 17, 2022 by Balzer + Bray
Genres: Contemporary, Queer, Romance, YA
Pages: 400
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Sixteen-year-old Yamilet Flores prefers to be known for her killer eyeliner, not for being one of the only Mexican kids at her new, mostly white, very rich Catholic school. But at least here no one knows she's gay, and Yami intends to keep it that way.
After being outed by her crush and ex-best friend before transferring to Slayton Catholic, Yami has new priorities: keep her brother out of trouble, make her mom proud, and, most importantly, don't fall in love. Granted, she's never been great at any of those things, but that's a problem for Future Yami.
The thing is, it's hard to fake being straight when Bo, the only openly queer girl at school, is so annoyingly perfect. And smart. And talented. And cute. So cute. Either way, Yami isn't going to make the same mistake again. If word got back to her mom, she could face a lot worse than rejection. So she'll have to start asking, WWSGD: What would a straight girl do?
Told in a captivating voice that is by turns hilarious, vulnerable, and searingly honest, The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School explores the joys and heartaches of living your full truth out loud.

What would you do if you spent the day with Yami and Bo? Where would you go to eat, hang out, relax, etc.?

I would go ice blocking with them! For anyone who doesn’t know, ice blocking is the desert version of sledding, where you take a big block of ice and ride it down a hill. I haven’t done it since high school, but since Bo’s family loves it, I would totally join Yami and Bo for an ice blocking adventure! 

If Yami and Bo were to hang out with other fictional characters, who would they be and why?

Yami and Bo would definitely be good friends with Jules from Fifteen Hundred Miles From the Sun and Noah from Meet Cute Diary if they all had a chance to meet! 

If there was one fictional place you could travel to for a day, where would it be and why?

I feel like most fictional places would be really stressful to travel to lol, but if I had to choose, I might go with Port Coral from Don’t Date Rosa Santos. That seems like it could be a cute vacation spot!

If you buried a time capsule with three items inside, what three items would you choose and why?

Probably an ARC of The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School, just because it’s my first ever finished novel, maybe one of my dog’s collars to represent how much I love my dog, and one of the little books my parents got for me when I was a baby, because it’s cute ☺

What was your favorite bit of research you ended up not using?

I didn’t actually do any research for The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School! Everything is either from my own experience or completely made up.

What is your favorite quote, scene, or moment from The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School?

I think my favorite scene from the movie is when Yami goes to see the Baile Folklórico performance. I’ll share a quick little quote from that scene.

“I may not know the languages of my ancestors. I may not know much about them at all. Colonization will do that to a people. But when I’m watching my people dance. When I see my own skin on the stage. There’s something about the joy on their faces and in their bodies that feels ancient somehow. And I feel like my ancestors have been with me all along. I can almost see them here, dancing with us.” 

About Sonora Reyes

Born and raised in Arizona, Sonora Reyes is the author of the forthcoming contemporary young adult novel: THE LESBIANA’S GUIDE TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL

They write fiction full of queer and Latinx characters in a variety of genres, with current projects in both kidlit and adult categories. Sonora is also the creator and host of the Twitter chat #QPOCChat, a monthly community-building chat for queer writers of color.

Sonora currently lives in Arizona in a multi-generational family home with a small pack of dogs who run the place. Outside of writing, Sonora loves dancing, singing karaoke, and playing with their baby nephew.

What do you think about The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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