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Alice Austen Lived Here

Author: Gino, Alex

Of specific Gay & Lesbian interest

Published on 7 April 2022 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 176 pages
129 x 197 x 17 | 128g

From award-winning author Alex Gino comes a groundbreaking

novel for children about how important the past can be those

trying to create a different future.

Sam is very in touch with their own queer identity.

They're nonbinary, and their best friend, TJ, is nonbinary as

well. Sam's family is very cool with it ... as long as Sam remembers

that nonbinary kids are also required to clean their rooms, do

their homework, and try not to antagonize their teachers too much.

The teacher-respect thing is hard when it comes to Sam's history

class, because their teacher seems to believe that only Dead Straight

Cis White Men are responsible for history.

When Sam's home borough of Staten Island opens up a contest for

a new statue, Sam finds the perfect non-DSCWM subject: photographer

Alice Austen, whose house has been turned into

a museum, and who lived with a female partner for decades.

Soon, Sam's project isn't just about winning the contest. It's

about discovering a rich queer history that Sam's

a part of - a queer history that no longer needs to be quiet,

as long as there are kids like Sam and TJ to stand up for it.

For fans of MELISSA and RICK

Featuring two non-binary protagonists

A powerful story to empower kids to think about the history they

are traditionally taught and what it means to be included!

Alice Austen Lived Here

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