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Lambda LitFest in Los Angeles: The Importance of Queer History in YA Lit

  • Book Soup 8818 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (map)

The 2011 passage of California’s FAIR Education Act mandated that LGBTQ accomplishments be taught in our history and social studies classrooms to show that gay Americans have been an integral part of our society and continue to shape our current world.* A few other states have joined in this movement, but still, we have a long way to go before LGBTQ+ history is fully integrated into school curriculum.

Moderated by YA author, Amy Spalding (THE SUMMER OF JORDI PEREZ), join authors James Brandon (ZIGGY, STARDUST AND ME) and Abdi Nazemian (LIKE A LOVE STORY) for a roundtable discussion about why writing Queer History in Young Adult canon is not only an important aspect to the popular genre, but a necessity in documenting our history for young people today.

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Earlier Event: September 27
The Stardust Book Tour in Los Angeles