Juliet Takes a Breath
Juliet Milagros Palante is a self-proclaimed closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx. Only, she’s not so closeted anymore. Not after coming out to her family the night before flying to Portland, Oregon to intern with her favorite feminist writer—what’s sure to be a life changing experience. And when Juliet’s coming out crashes and burns, she’s not sure her mom will ever speak to her again.
But Juliet has a plan—sort of. Her internship with legendary author Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff, is sure to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing. Except Harlowe’s white. And not from the Bronx. And she definitely doesn’t have all the answers…
JLG Release: Nov 2019
Awards & Honors
NPR’s Book Concierge - 2019
PEOPLE Best Books of Fall 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews
8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Language: Homophobic Slur, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Language: Strong Language
Lesbians, LGBTQ, Puerto Ricans, Portland, Oregon, Feminism, Authors, Prejudices, Internship programs, Coming of age,