About 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 . . .
In a summer bursting with queer brown dance parties, a sexy fling with a motorcycling librarian, and intense explorations of race and identity, Juliet learns what it means to come out–to the world, to her family, to herself.
About Gabby Rivera
Gabby Rivera is an American writer and storyteller. She is the author of the 2016 young adult novel Juliet Takes a Breath, and wrote the 2017–2018 Marvel comic book America, about superhero America Chavez.
- Publisher : Dial Books (September 17, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0593108175
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593108178
- Reading age : 14 years and up
- Lexile measure : HL760L
- Grade level : 9 and up
- Item Weight : 15 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.88 x 1.09 x 8.56 inches
- UNSPSC-Code : 55101500