This is the coming of age of Juliet, a 19-year-old Puerto Rican lesbian from the Bronx who interns in Portland for a white hippy feminist who writes about pussy power. We journey with Juliet as she engages with feminism and comes into herself as a queer woman of color surrounded by vibrant, loving queer community and family. Best of books with Latinx characters.
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Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing. She’s interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff.
Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle?
With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself.
Cis girls: Juliet, Harlowe, Kira, Maxine
Lesbian/Queer: Juliet, Harlowe, Kira, Maxine
Homoromantic: Juliet, Harlowe, Kira, Maxine
Biracial (Korean/White): Kira
Black: Maxine, Zaira
Note: positive depictions of poly relationships and QTPOC community
Own voices: queer Latinx