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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Dear Stacey, I'm an after school instructor at an elementary school and recently, my grade six kids have been asking for lgbtq role models and literature. Are there any you have been inspired by and would like to recommend?
alexscat alexscat Said:

goddammitstacey:

Aw man, my forays into GSRM lit are still in their baby steps stages right now. Two books I absolutely can rec would be:

Ash by Malinda Lo
It’s a retelling of Cinderella with fae/fairie elements and bonus queer romance. I really loved it for it’s emphasis on choosing and executing your own destiny. A++ would totally recommend.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Depending on the maturity of your students, this may be a bit too adult for them. I’ll list it though because I was reading stuff like The Power of One in primary school so… Heh. This is a regency thriller/romance with a queer lady main couple. It’s pretty slow burn, but the calibre of the writing was enough to keep me turning pages. It also has some wicked twists once it gets going that’ll hook you until the final chapter.

I’m also currently reading Malinda Lo’s Huntress. It’s set in the same verse as Ash and is pretty sweet so far. I’ll be writing a proper rundown of it once I’m finished.

I hope this vaguely helped! I’ma reblog this across my blogs and see if there’re any other recs people can throw your way too :)

My instinct is that Fingersmith is definitely too mature (both in content and reading level) to recommend to kids in sixth grade, but there’s a growing number of titles aimed at younger readers.

House of Hades by Rick Riordan is the latest in an incredibly popular series of books that bring Greek myths to the 21st century. All of the books have great characters and lots of action, and one of the central characters in this installment is a gay teen demigod.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier is a middle-grade graphic novel about middle school theater that features a group of students, including LGBTQ kids, exploring friendships and relationships. The book has bright, colorful art and has received stellar reviews.

My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger is narrated in turn by three ninth graders, one of whom realizes during that year that he’s gay. The book is incredibly charming and fun, and almost implausibly happy in a kind of fairy tale way, which I found refreshing. (The target age for this one is older, but I think the 6th-8th crowd could enjoy it too.)

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fannishlibrarians:

Hello!

My name is Veronica Koven-Matasy, and I am a second-year Masters student at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. As part of my degree requirements I am conducting a research study which will include a survey of members of the library and information science community (such as librarians, library students, library paraprofessionals, information management specialists, and people who have worked or studied in these fields but no longer do so) who have been or are involved in fandom (writing or reading fanfiction, creating any form of fanart, making primers and recs, writing meta or articles for fandom wikis, etc.). If you belong to this group I would be very grateful for your participation! It is my hope that by carrying out this study I will be able to explore the intersection of fandom and library and information science, as well as the long-term effects of fandom participation.

My survey will collect no personal identifying data in order to preserve the anonymity of participants, and you will not be contacted for any further studies.

If you are interested in taking this survey, please click on the following link. It should take no more than fifteen minutes of your time, and you are free to skip any question or leave the page at any time. Thank you very much!

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alexscat:

Today at work one of my students was surprised that I know who Darren Criss—”You don’t understand, I love him!”—is. I explained that, among other things, I have a friend who’s a big fan of Kurt and Blaine.

“It’s Klaine, Ms. C, Klaine.”

Oh teenagers. You are so precious.

Because also this. It’s an act of good will and public service, bringing gorgeous things into people’s lives and stuff. 

Today’s moment of fandom joy is brought to you by another of my students, who asked about Les Mis, “You know when he’s all ‘Before you say another word, Javert, blah blah blah’?”

"Blah blah blah? I think you mean ‘Before you chain me up like a slave again.’"

"Oh my God! I love you!"

I enjoy both the act of sharing awesome fannish things and the kids’ mixture of surprise and delight when they discover that old people are geeky about this stuff too.

Today at work one of my students was surprised that I know who Darren Criss—”You don’t understand, I love him!”—is. I explained that, among other things, I have a friend who’s a big fan of Kurt and Blaine.

"It’s Klaine, Ms. C, Klaine.”

Oh teenagers. You are so precious.

marchingjaybird:

sometimes I just want to make a big list

of every character

and pairing

that I HATE

and tag it

and see how long it takes for my inbox to be flooded with furious anons

because god fucking forbid someone disagree with your taste in fandom shit

and god fucking forbid they have the audacity to tag it so that they can find their posts later on their own blog

Okay. This. Not because I want to troll people, but seriously, why does no one on Tumblr understand how metadata works? I tag things on my blog based on what they’re about… and if I were to write an unfavorable post about say, grapefruit, cause grapefruit is the fruit of the devil, I would tag it “grapefruit” cause that’s what the post would be about.

If you don’t like it, I recommend making liberal use of the “j” key to scroll right by.

chezamanda:

alexscat replied to your post: I wonder why it is that the further I get into a…

That’s pretty much what library school is for :(

“Thanks for the check, btw you can’t ever get a job.”

Pretty much! It took me almost two years after graduation to get a big-girl librarian job—up till then I was para-pro. And in the end my work experience mattered so much more than which classes I took to get my MLS.

His voice is warm and husky like dark melted chocolate fudge caramel… or something.

Fifty Shades of Grey, p.16.

just a good descriptive sentence.

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I CANNOT BELIEVE MY MOTHER BOUGHT THIS BOOK.

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Hahahaha. So today at lunch some of my colleagues were asking about this book. They’d heard it was popular, but not very well-written. AND HOW.

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It’s like he has a window into my soul.

It’s like he has a window into my soul.