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Second Tuesday: Leah Johnson in Conversation
We’re in a golden age of YA (young-adult) literature when books written for teens are also adored and receive reviews usually reserved for “adult” readers, and the boundary between LGBTQ+ and “general” readers have been blown away. Two especially popular queer YA books of the past year are Leah Johnson’s “You Should See Me in a Crown” and Aiden Thomas’ “Cemetery Boys”.
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ABOUT LEAH JOHNSON
Leah Johnson is an editor, educator, and author of books for young adults. Her bestselling debut YA novel—and the inaugural Reese’s Book Club YA pick!—”You Should See Me in a Crown” is available now wherever books are sold. “You Should See Me in a Crown” centers on Liz Lighty, a girl who always believed that she was too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. Her sophomore novel “Rise to the Sun” is due out in 2021. Follow her at @byleahjohnson.
ABOUT AIDEN THOMAS
Aiden Thomas is a New York Times bestselling author with an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, California, they now make their home in Portland, Oregon. As a queer, trans Latinx person, Aiden advocates strongly for diverse representation in all media. Aiden’s debut National Book Award-nominated novel “Cemetery Boys” is a Día de Muertos paranormal romance about Yadriel (a gay, trans brujo) who accidentally summons the wrong ghost. Follow them at @aidenschmaiden.