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Hbook Podcast 1.38 – Special Guest Malinda Lo

Podcast the 38th in which Siân and Roger chat with special guest Malinda Lo.


*We’re going on vacation for the holidays! We’ll miss you but we’ll see you in 2017 (good riddance, 2016)!*

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Malinda info

Books we talk about
Kody Keplinger, Run
Sarah Waters, Tipping the Velvet
All Out from Harlequin Teen

People we talk about
Saundra Mitchell
Cindy Pon

Laini Taylor color coded library
Examining perceptions of LGBTQ+ characters in children’s and YA book reviews
Hbook VOYA podcast
Perceptions of Diversity in Book Reviews
Malinda Lo’s article for Horn Book
Toaster: “The term, as so many gay things do, comes from Ellen, that seminal offering from the inimitable Ellen DeGeneres. In The Puppy Episode – the infamous episode in which Ms. DeGeneres came out, thus landing her the cover of Time Magazine and, eventually, Portia DeRossi – a friend of hers named Susan reveals that she’s like, a lesbian, innit. Ellen, still pretending to be a woman of the heterosexual persuasion, loudly proclaims this, and accuses Susan of trying to “recruit” her to the homosexual army. Susan sarcastically says that she’d have to call national headquarters and inform them of her failure to, in fact, recruit, Ellen, and states that, had she been successful, she would have been rewarded with a toaster oven.”

Siân Gaetano About Siân Gaetano

Siân Gaetano is assistant editor for The Horn Book, Inc. Follow her on Twitter @KidLitChick.

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