Emily M. Danforth: Exploring Compelling Young Adult Characters

“What I hope The Miseducation of Cameron Post offers to its readers is a nuanced picture of a particular time and place as seen through the eyes of a young woman discovering her sexuality and her voice.”

Author Emily M. Danforth sat down to answer a few questions about her new book, The Miseducation of Cameron Post , her thoughts on LGBTQ YA novels, and writing and growing up gay in Miles City, Montana.

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'The Evolution of Ethan Poe' by Robin Reardon

With The Evolution of Ethan Poe (Kensington Books), Robin Reardon provides a fresh, engaging example of why the coming out story is not irrelevant, instead a crucial, continuing story with countless raw variations. Yet narrator Ethan’s coming out is only part of Evolution’s larger narrative focusing on a rural Maine town’s debate over integrating Intelligent… read more

'Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy' by Bil Wright

Makeup obsessed Carlos Duarte knows he has major talent when it comes to making faces look fresh and fabulous. The 16-year-old just needs to prove his prowess to those around him, who aren’t always willing to give a high school kid with thrift shop ensembles and little in the way of professional experience a shot…. read more