Join us for a special meeting of Betwixt and Be Teen, our book club for adult readers of YA. This month we're joined by Saundra Mitchell, editor of All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages, and by three of the book's contributors, Mackenzi Lee, Sara Farizan, and Malinda Lo.
Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.