Sunday, May 13, 2012
I have two bookstore storytime gigs next week, and I'm looking forward to the Saturday one in particular because I shall pick up my copy of Happy Families, the newest book by Coretta Scott King Honor winner Tanita S. Davis (and no, I will never get tired of writing that). Happy Families is told from the point of view of older teen twins Ysabel and Justin Nicholas, and their father's revelation to them that he is actually a transgender female. The Amazon link here has an excerpt from the book, and you can read the Kirkus review here. While I always look forward to my friends' new releases, I am particularly interested in Happy Families because of the subject matter. I have a friend and a family member who are both transgender women, and keep a look out for teen/YA books that treat transgender people with respect and consideration.
Other things I'm looking forward to: more sunny days (I can hope), increased strength and muscle-tone with kettlebell training by my Cast Iron Strength friend "Kettlebell Kate," and visits from family and friends who cannot resist the lure of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.