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02 January 2012 @ 03:08 am
Books with queerness and religion  
I'm interested in titles of MG and YA books that include queerness (of any sort) and religion (of any sort). Queerness and religion needn't be front and center, or they can be; but they do need both be present. The books needn't be good; I'm interested in your opinion if you feel like providing it, but I'm still interested in the titles even if you haven't read them or don't have an opinion.

To start off, Gravity by Leanne Lieberman is beautifully written. I also love Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole.
 
 
 
Sanguinitysanguinity on January 2nd, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
Alex Sanchez, The God Box.
Rebecca Rabinowitz: Hotter Than a Hot Dogdiceytillerman on January 2nd, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Samin_parentheses on January 2nd, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
The protagonist's family in A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend are, as I recall, Quakers. (Or possibly Unitarians? I forget. But there is definitely discussion of religious faith, particularly her dad's.)

Edited at 2012-01-02 11:07 pm (UTC)
Rebecca Rabinowitz: Bea and Mr. Jonesdiceytillerman on January 2nd, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Ayelleayelle on January 2nd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, and the plotlines of the main character's (gay) bully and other gay male friend also talk a lot about religion and queerness.

I think one of my favorite things about that book was that it portrayed several different gay-teenager experiences side by side. In so many books you just get one.
Nomnivorenomnivore on January 3rd, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)
It's not a YA book, but Jodie Picoult's Sing You Down is focussed on this very issue.