Juliet Takes a Breath

By: Gabby Rivera

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…

ISBN: 9780593108178

JLG Release: Nov 2019

Sensitive Areas: Homophobic slur, Marijuana, Racism, Strong sexual themes, Smoking, Strong and extensive language
Topics: Lesbians , LGBTQ , Puerto Ricans , Portland, Oregon , Feminism , Authors , Prejudices , Internship programs , Coming of age

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NPR’s Book Concierge - 2019
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First Release

November 2019



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Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

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Hardcover edition



Potentially Sensitive Areas

Homophobic slur, Marijuana, Racism, Strong sexual themes, Smoking, Strong and extensive language


Lesbians, LGBTQ, Puerto Ricans, Portland, Oregon, Feminism, Authors, Prejudices, Internship programs, Coming of age,

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