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My Sister's Girlfriend

by Gail Marlene Schwartz & Lucie Gagnon

tagged: lgbt, siblings, emotions & feelings
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publisher: Rebel Mountain Press
Description

Fifth grader Talia Cohen-Sullivan isn't sure how she feels about boys, crushes, and the love thing even though her best friend, Carmen, is already dreaming about kissing--and it's only September. Losing her mom to cancer a few years ago made Talia afraid of change, though she still has her big sister, Jade, to help her through hard times. But when she sees Jade kissing a girl, Talia is suddenly thrust into a world she doesn't understand and faces important decisions. With the help of her therapist, and Carmen, and Jade herself, Talia learns that love has many faces; love might even be something she's interested in soon...for herself.

About the Authors

Gail Marlene Schwartz

Gail Marlene Schwartz and Lucie Gagnon are writers, mothers, queer women, and best friends. Lucie loves drawing, game night with her family, and the feel of a chickadee in her hand. Lucie lives in Montreal, QC. Gail is passionate about learning the cello, making collage books, and going kamikaze sledding with her son. Gail currently lives in both Montreal, QC and Vermont, USA. Authors are available for school and other venue readings and presentations.

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Lucie Gagnon

Gail Marlene Schwartz and Lucie Gagnon are writers, mothers, queer women, and best friends. Lucie loves drawing, game night with her family, and the feel of a chickadee in her hand. Luci lives in Montreal, QC. Gail is passionate about learning the cello, making collage books, and going kamikaze sledding with her son. Gail currently lives in both Montreal and Vermont. Authors available for school and other venue readings and presentations.

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8 to 12
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Editorial Review

A heartwarming story to help children understand the coming-out process of those they love. My Sister's Girlfriend is as much a story about a family coming out, as it is about a young girl opening up and learning to share a beloved family member with others. LS Stone, author of What's in it for ME?

Talia is a likeable character who has lost her mother and is very close to her sister, Jade. When she discovers that her sister has a girlfriend, she struggles with acceptance of this new relationship. This well-written book is a positive introduction for readers who are not part of the LGBTQ+ community. Acceptance is the key theme - not just of others but ourselves." Chantal Hughes, author in Breaking Boundaries- LGBTQ2 Writers Coming Out and Into Canada

Finally, a middle grade LGBTQ+ book! My grade 5 readers love this book. The preview copy of My Sister's Girlfriend is in great demand; there is a waiting list to read it. My students are already asking if there is going to a followup book. Highly recommended." Lesley Bell, librarian.