A Kids Indie Next Pick
A People magazine Best Book
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book
Juliet Milagros Palante is a self-proclaimed closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx. Only, she's not so closeted anymore. Not after coming out to her family the night before flying to Portland to intern with her favorite writer. And when Juliet's coming out crashes and burns, she's not sure her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan. Legendary feminist author Harlowe Brisbane is sure to help her figure out this whole "Puerto Rican lesbian" thing. In a summer bursting with queer brown dance parties, a sexy fling with a motorcycling librarian, and intense explorations of race and identity, Juliet learns what it means to come out - to the world, to her family, to herself.
Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: HL760L