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Blog Tour: This is Our Rainbow edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby (Aesthetic Board + Top 5 Reasons to Read!)

Posted October 24, 2021 by Kait in Aesthetic Board, Book Tours, Creative Post, Top Five / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: This is Our Rainbow edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby (Aesthetic Board + Top 5 Reasons to Read!)

Happy Sunday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THIS IS OUR RAINBOW edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby! I’m so excited because today I have my aesthetic board AND my top 5 reasons to read this book 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: This is Our Rainbow edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby (Aesthetic Board + Top 5 Reasons to Read!)This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us by Katherine Locke, Nicole Melleby
Published on October 19, 2021 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genres: Anthology, Contemporary, Middle Grade, Queer, Aspec, Romance
Pages: 336
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The first LGBTQIA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic, fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland, Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and more!
A boyband fandom becomes a conduit to coming out. A former bully becomes a first-kiss prospect. One nonbinary kid searches for an inclusive atheltic community after quitting gymnastics. Another nonbinary kid, who happens to be a pirate, makes a wish that comes true--but not how they thought it would. A tween girl navigates a crush on her friend's mom. A young witch turns herself into a puppy to win over a new neighbor. A transgirl empowers her online bestie to come out.
From wind-breathing dragons to first crushes, This Is Our Rainbow features story after story of joyful, proud LGBTQIA+ representation. You will fall in love with this insightful, poignant anthology of queer fantasy, historical, and contemporary stories from authors including: Eric Bell, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Ashley Herring Blake, Lisa Bunker, Alex Gino, Justina Ireland, Shing Yin Khor, Katherine Locke, Mariama J. Lockington, Nicole Melleby, Marieke Nijkamp, Claribel Ortega, Mark Oshiro, Molly Knox Ostertag, Aisa Salazar, and AJ Sass.

  1. anthologies are THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!! there’s something for everyone because there are so many stories and writers.
  2. it’s a QUEER ANTHOLOGY!!!!
  3. A MIDDLE GRADE QUEER ANTHOLOGY!!!!
  4. with EVERY letter of the LGBTQIA represented!!!!
  5. look at that cover OH MY STARS it is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

About Katherine Locke

Katherine Locke (they/them) lives and writes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with their feline overlords and their addiction to chai lattes. They are the author of The Girl with the Red Balloon, a 2018 Sydney Taylor Honor Book and 2018 Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, as well as The Spy with the Red Balloon, and the forthcoming This Rebel Heart (April 2022). They are the co-editor and contributor to This is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them and Us, which had three starred reviews and made Kirkus Review’s Best Middle Grade of 2021 list, as well as It’s A Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes and Other Jewish Stories. They also contributed to Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens and Out Now: Queer We Go Again. They are the author of picture books Bedtime for Superheroes, What Are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns, and Being Friends with Dragons.

About Nicole Melleby

Nicole Melleby, a born-and-bread Jersey native, is an award-winning children's author. Her middle grade books have been Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selections, and have earned the Skipping Stones Honor Award, as well as being a 2020 Kirkus Reviews best book of the year. Her debut novel, Hurricane Season, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. She currently teaches college literature and creative writing, and spends most of her free time roller skating. She lives with her wife and their cat, whose need for attention oddly aligns with Nicole's writing schedule.

What do you think about This Is Our Rainbow? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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