Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Lesbian Reading Group: Annie on My Mind


At February's meeting of the Lesbian Reading Group, we'll be discussing Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden.  Here's what the publisher has to say:

"This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.

"Of the author and the book, the Margaret A. Edwards Award committee said, 'Nancy Garden has the distinction of being the first author for young adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending.  Using a fluid, readable style, Garden opens a window through which readers can find courage to be true to themselves.'

"The 25th Anniversary Edition features a full-length interview with the author by Kathleen T. Horning, Director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center.  Ms. Garden answers such revealing questions as how she knew she was gay, why she wrote the book, censorship, and the book's impact on readers--then and now."

The Lesbian Reading Group will meet at 7:00 p.m. at Left Bank Books--Central West End.  Annie on My Mind, along with all other February Reading Group Picks, will be 20% off at both stores and online.

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