Sonora Reyes (sonorareyes on QT) has signed with agent Alexandra Levick of Writers House.
Seventeen-year-old Yamilet prefers drawing attention for her killer eyeliner, not for being the new "ghetto" Mexican kid at a mostly white Catholic school. At least here no one knows she's gay, and she intends to keep it that way. After a harsh rejection from her crush at her old school, she could use the fresh start.
It's harder to fake being straight when Bo, the only openly queer girl at school, is so annoyingly cute. Yami isn't sure if she likes Bo or if she's just jealous of her unapologetic nature. Either way, she isn't ready to make the same mistake again. If word got to her mom, she could face a lot worse than rejection.
Here, she has new priorities. Make her mom proud, keep her brother out of trouble, and most importantly, don't fall in love. Granted, she's never been good at any of those things, but that's a problem for future Yami.
THE LESBIANA'S GUIDE TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL (65,000 words) is a coming-of-age #ownvoices contemporary YA that explores the intersections of race, sexuality, and a Catholic upbringing. It is reminiscent of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
I've written largely from my own experience as a queer first-generation immigrant who attended a Catholic high school.
Trigger Warning: off-screen suicide attempt. No graphic descriptions, not in sample pages.
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