From the award-winning author of George, a phenomenal novel about queerness past, present, and future.
Sam is very in touch with their own queer identity. Theyre nonbinary, and their best friend, TJ, is nonbinary as well. Sams family is very cool with it... as long as Sam remembers that nonbinary kids are also required to clean their rooms, do their homework, and try not to antagonize their teachers too much.
The teacher-respect thing is hard when it comes to Sams history class, because their teacher seems to believe that only Dead Straight Cis White Men are responsible for history. When Sams home borough of Staten Island opens up a contest for a new statue, Sam finds the perfect non-DSCWM subject: photographer Alice Austen, whose house has been turned into a museum, and who lived with a female partner for decades.
Soon, Sams project isnt just about winning the contest. Its about discovering a rich queer history that Sams a part of -- a queer history that no longer needs to be quiet, as long as there are kids like Sam and TJ to stand up for it.
Author: Alex Gino Language: EnglishBinding: HardcoverPages: 176Publisher: Scholastic PressPublication Date: 2022-06-07