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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Social Issues / Homosexuality
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781732228115

Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill

by Lee Wind

Overview
To fix his life, bullied and closeted fifteen-year-old Wyatt goes public with real historical evidence that Abraham Lincoln was in love with another guy—triggering a backlash and media firestorm that might destroy everything he cares about.
Description
Inspired by real historical evidence that Abraham Lincoln was in love—romantic love—with another man, this debut YA novel was too controversial for traditional publishing. Crowdfunded in six days with a successful Kickstarter campaign that ultimately 182 backers supported, QUEER AS A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL asks LGBTQ teens (and everyone else), What if you knew a secret from history that could change the world? Wyatt is fifteen, and nobody in his homophobic small town of Lincolnville, Oregon, knows that he's Gay. Not even his best friend (and accidental girlfriend) Mackenzie. Then he discovers a secret from actual history: Abraham Lincoln was in love with another guy! Since everyone loves Lincoln, Wyatt's sure that if the world knew about it, they would treat Gay people differently and it would solve everything about his life. So Wyatt outs Lincoln online, triggering a media firestorm that threatens to destroy everything he cares about—and he has to pretend more than ever that he's straight. . . . Only then he meets Martin, who is openly Gay and who just might be the guy Wyatt's been hoping to find.
About the author
LEE WIND is the founding blogger and publisher of I'm Here. I'm Queer. What The Hell Do I Read?, an award-winning website about books, culture, and empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning and Queer youth, and their Allies. For over 11 years, readers from 100-plus countries have racked up 2.5 million page views—and counting! In his "Clark Kent" jobs, Lee is the director of marketing and programming at the Independent Book Publishers Association and the official blogger for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. His Superhero job is writing, inspired by our world's amazing—and untold—LGBTQ history. Lee lives in Los Angeles with his husband and their teenage daughter. QUEER AS A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL is his debut novel. Visit him online at www.leewind.org Lee loves featuring photos of GSAs and Book Clubs reading and discussing QUEER AS A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL. Tag him on Twitter (@leewind) and Instagram (@iamleewind) and use the hashtag #queerasafivedollarbill.

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