Crossing Borders

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Often, being queer means crossing binaries and boundariesbeing on a spectrum of gender identity and sexual or romantic attraction rather than fixed points. But navigating this spectrum can be complicated, especially when you’re also navigating a new culture.  

These stories of LGBTQIA immigrants demonstrate the challenges and triumphs of crossing borders as well as sex and gender binaries.

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The Grief Keeper

After escaping a detention center at the U.S. border, seventeen-year-old Marisol agrees to participate in a medical experiment hoping to keep herself and her younger sister from being deported to El Salvador. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.

Patsy: A Novel

When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.