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LGBT Pride Books

LGBT Pride Books | Book Giveaway

Prizes and samples provided by Candlewick Press
The Children’s Book Review | July 13, 2015

LGBT Pride Books

Enter to win a prize pack filled with excellent LGBT books from Candlewick Press.

June was a very significant month for the LGBT community. Not only was it National Pride Month, the Supreme Court decided to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Candlewick Press is proud to offer a number of resources for children and teens (and their parents) who may have questions, or who just want to read some really good books featuring LGBT characters.

One (1) winner receives copies of the following books:

  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, written by Susan Kuklin
  • Heather Has Two Mommies, written by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Laura Cornell
  • Fat Angie, written by Eunice Charlton-Trujillo
  • More Than This, written by Patrick Ness
  • Honor Girl, written by Maggie Thrash

Giveaway begins July 18, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 17, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

About the Books

Beyond Magenta- Transgender Teens Speak Out By Susan KuklinBeyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Written by Susan Kuklin

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.

”Kuklin’s important new book brings welcome clarity to a subject that has often been obscure and gives faces—literally and metaphorically—to a segment of the teen population that has too long been invisible.” – Booklist (starred review)

Ages 14 and up | Publisher: Candlewick Press | 2014 | ISBN-13: 9780763673680

Heather Has Two MommiesHeather Has Two Mommies             

Written by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Laura Cornell

Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn’t have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn’t matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because “the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another.” This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesléa Newman.

Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Candlewick Press | 2015 | ISBN-13: 9780763666316

Fat Angie By e.E. Charlton-TrujilloFat Angie

Written by Eunice Charlton-Trujillo

Angie is broken — by her can’t-be-bothered mother, by her high-school tormenters, and by being the only one who thinks her varsity-athlete-turned-war-hero sister is still alive. Hiding under a mountain of junk food hasn’t kept the pain (or the shouts of “crazy mad cow!”) away. Having failed to kill herself — in front of a gym full of kids — she’s back at high school just trying to make it through each day. That is, until the arrival of KC Romance, the kind of girl who doesn’t exist in Dryfalls, Ohio. A girl who is one hundred and ninety-nine percent wow! A girl who never sees her as Fat Angie, and who knows too well that the package doesn’t always match what’s inside. With an offbeat sensibility, mean girls to rival a horror classic, and characters both outrageous and touching, this darkly comic anti-romantic romance will appeal to anyone who likes entertaining and meaningful fiction.

“The voice of a dry and direct third-person narrator works in a story laden with heavy topics, including war, death, suicide, cutting, bullying, and homosexuality.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Ages 14 and up | Publisher: Candlewick Press | 2013 | ISBN-13: 9780763680190

More Than This By Patrick NessMore Than This

Written by Patrick Ness


A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this.

“A delicate balance between dystopian survival and philosophical grappling means that many different kinds of readers should appreciate the story.” – School Library Journal (starred review)

Ages 14 and up | Publisher: Candlewick Press | 2013 | ISBN-13: 9780763662585

Honor Girl- A Graphic Memoir By Maggie ThrashHonor Girl

Written and Illustrated by Maggie Thrash

All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic-novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort.

“Thrash’s remembrances are evinced with clear, wide-eyed illustrations colored with a dreamily vibrant palette. She has so carefully and skillfully captured a universal moment—the first time one realizes that things will never be the same—that readers will find her story captivating. A luminescent memoir not to be missed.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Ages 14 and up | Publisher: Candlewick Press | September 2015 | ISBN-13: 9780763673826

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Giveaway Rules
  • This book giveaway is open to participants in the US only.
  • Giveaway begins July 18, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 17, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details. View our privacy policy.
  • Name, e-mail address and physical address of the winner will be shared with the sponsor for the purpose of giveaway fulfillment only.

Prizes and samples provided by Candlewick Press.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.


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