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Orphea Proud

Written by Sharon Dennis WyethAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sharon Dennis Wyeth


· Laurel Leaf
· eBook · Ages 14 and up
· April 25, 2012 · $5.99 · 978-0-307-81597-2 (0-307-81597-8)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

HOT ICE

Taboo to the touch

A fire in the cold

That was us


Welcome to a stage, where a soaring painting takes shape before your eyes, a big-booty poet stands at the mike, and there’s a seat right in front, just for you.

This is a place where wise old ladies live and boys act like horses.

This is a vision of love that was crushed and brought back to life.

And this is my story. I’m Orphea Proud. Welcome to the show.

As Orphea, who discovers her sexuality as a lesbian, shares her story, powerful questions of family, prejudice, and identity are explored.


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“The unusual format, along with young adult literature’s dearth of gay African-American characters, make this piece notable, but it’s Orphea’s passionate and poetic voice that makes it special.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred


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