The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

Sonora Reyes


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The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Reyes, Sonora
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Regular price Sale price $19.99

National Book Award Finalist * William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Walter Honor Award Winner * Pura Belpré Honor Book * Lambda Literary Award Winner for LGBTQ+ Young Adult

A sharply funny and moving debut novel about a queer Mexican American girl navigating Catholic school, while falling in love and learning to celebrate her true self. Perfect for fans of Erika L. Sánchez, Leah Johnson, and Gabby Rivera.

Sixteen-year-old Yamilet Flores prefers to be known for her killer eyeliner, not for being one of the only Mexican kids at her new, mostly white, very rich Catholic school. But at least here no one knows she's gay, and Yami intends to keep it that way.

After being outed by her crush and ex-best friend before transferring to Slayton Catholic, Yami has new priorities: keep her brother out of trouble, make her mom proud, and, most importantly, don't fall in love. Granted, she's never been great at any of those things, but that's a problem for Future Yami.

The thing is, it's hard to fake being straight when Bo, the only openly queer girl at school, is so annoyingly perfect. And smart. And talented. And cute. So cute. Either way, Yami isn't going to make the same mistake again. If word got back to her mom, she could face a lot worse than rejection. So she'll have to start asking, WWSGD: What would a straight girl do?

Told in a captivating voice that is by turns hilarious, vulnerable, and searingly honest, The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School explores the joys and heartaches of living your full truth out loud.

Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Published: 05/17/2022
Pages: 400
Weight: 1lbs
Size: 8.40h x 6.00w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9780063060234
Age: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.4
Point Value: 15
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 518316 / Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

Award: National Book Awards - Finalist
Award: Pura Belpre Award - Honor Book
Award: William C. Morris YA Debut Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2022
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 04/11/2022
Booklist 04/15/2022 pg. 51
School Library Journal 07/29/2022 pg. 1

About the Author
Reyes, Sonora: -

Sonora Reyes is a queer first-generation immigrant who attended a Catholic high school. They write fiction full of queer and Latinx characters in a variety of genres. Sonora is also the creator and host of #QPOCChat, a monthly community-building Twitter chat for queer writers of color. They currently live in Arizona, in a multigenerational family home with a small pack of dogs who run the place.