Friday, May 16, 2014

Top ten LGBT books for pre-teens

"[T]he last place any child should feel isolated, unwelcome or afraid is the library," writes author Susie Day in the preface to a top ten list of LGBT books for pre-teens at the Guardian. One title on the list:
The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams

A smart and very funny story about tolerance. Dennis likes Vogue magazine, fashion, and wearing his friend Lisa's handmade sequinned miniskirt it's about questioning the narrowness of traditional gender roles, instead of slotting a child into a category. The subplot about the nasty headmaster is an odd choice, but the hardest heart will swell at the Spartacus-style conclusion.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue