Happy Frienduary, readers and listeners! Our very first guest, librarian and author Kyle Lukoff, joins us to talk Sara Ryan's debut, Empress of the World. Find out why you should tell on terrible boys and why you shouldn't make creepy crush art while reminiscing about first loves, nerd camp, and bisexual folk music.
Kyle Lukoff teaches kids how to library well, writes fascinating children's books, and decides what books should get a Stonewall Book Award (along with a bunch of other cool people.) His first book, A Storytelling of Ravens, will be published May 1, 2018. You can find him on twitter @Shekels_Library
People are real shitty about queer folks, even queer folks themselves! Battle has shitty judgemental Christian parents! The t-word that Frank-N-Further calls himself gets thrown around in a stupid way! Things that were all too commonplace in the era show up here.
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is the book with Ramona making the Fancy Feast commercial parody
Battle and Nic have their first kiss to this song!