Juliet Takes a Breath (MP3 CD)

A Gabby Rivera Novel

By Gabby Rivera, Lillian Claire (Read by)

Audible Studios on Brilliance, 9781536607437

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/17/2019)
Library Binding, Large Print (3/3/2020)
Paperback (1/27/2016)
Paperback (12/1/2020)

List Price: 9.99*
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Fall 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“Thank the goddesses that Gabby Rivera has written a novel! Juliet Takes a Breath introduces Juliet Milagros Palante, a Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx, as she dives into the coming out process. Full of the complexities of what it means to be 19, how to navigate the modern language of sexual identity, who gets to claim the feminist label, and so much more, this is the book to read for every young person with a question about their sexual or racial identity or who just wants to think about their place in today’s world.”
— Lisa Swayze, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY
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Description

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.