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Juliet Takes a Breath
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Penguin Young Readers Group 2019
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IL: UG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 11
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Description
"F***ing outstanding."—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author
Juliet Milagros Palante is a self-proclaimed closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx. Only, she's not so closeted anymore. Not after coming out to her family the night before flying to Portland, Oregon, to intern with her favorite feminist writer—what's sure to be a life-changing experience. And when Juliet's coming out crashes and burns, she's not sure her mom will ever speak to her again.
But Juliet has a plan—sort of. Her internship with legendary author Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women's bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff, is sure to help her figure out this whole "Puerto Rican lesbian" thing. Except Harlowe's white. And not from the Bronx. And she definitely doesn't have all the answers . . .
In a summer bursting with queer brown dance parties, a sexy fling with a motorcycling librarian, and intense explorations of race and identity, Juliet learns what it means to come out—to the world, to her family, to herself.
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Street Date:
09/17/2019
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593108185
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UG
Level 5.4, 11 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
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Gabby Rivera. (2019). Juliet Takes a Breath. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Gabby Rivera. 2019. Juliet Takes a Breath. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Gabby Rivera, Juliet Takes a Breath. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2019.

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Gabby Rivera. Juliet Takes a Breath. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2019.

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"F***ing outstanding."—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author
Juliet Milagros Palante is a self-proclaimed closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx. Only, she's not so closeted anymore. Not after coming out to her family the night before flying to Portland, Oregon, to intern with her favorite feminist writer—what's sure to be a life-changing experience. And when Juliet's coming out crashes and burns, she's not sure her mom will ever speak to her again.
But Juliet has a plan—sort of. Her internship with legendary author Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women's bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff, is sure to help her figure out this whole "Puerto Rican lesbian" thing. Except Harlowe's white. And not from the Bronx. And she definitely doesn't have all the answers . . .
In a summer bursting with queer brown dance parties, a sexy fling with a motorcycling librarian, and intense explorations of race and identity, Juliet learns what it means to come out—to the world, to her family, to herself.
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        Starred review from August 19, 2019
        In this retooling of her YA debut, Rivera explores intersectional feminism through a self-described “closeted Puerto-Rican baby-dyke from the Bronx.” Juliet Palante has just finished her freshman year of college, and after seeing her girlfriend off and coming out to her family, she’s headed to Portland, Ore., to intern for “the Pussy Lady”: Harlowe Brisbane, author of Raging Flower: Empowering Your Pussy by Empowering Your Mind. Brisbane, who is white, is awfully relaxed about the internship and their living arrangements, and her brand of feminism seems limited to Juliet, who is not sure she can be comfortable in New Agey, predominantly white Portland. But Palante means “to move forward,” and in Rivera’s expansive prose (a mix of letters, book excerpts, and narration), Juliet does. In trying to keep it together, and sometimes succeeding, she comes off as wonderfully human, worrying about her first girlfriend (and maybe her second); her mother’s bad reaction to her coming out; and navigating micro aggressions, new ideas, and research before Google. Best of all, Juliet’s eye-opening summer of identity research reflects early adult life—intense experiences and relationships, and the work of finding oneself—in all its messy, confusing splendor. Ages 14–up.

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        September 1, 2019
        Bronx native Juliet Palante lands her dream internship in Portland, Oregon, the summer after her freshman year of college. In 2003, the 9/11 attacks are a recent memory, mixtapes are in full effect, and Juliet comes out as a lesbian to her Puerto Rican family the night before she leaves town. Bearing the pain of her mother's disapproval, Juliet bravely moves forward (pa'lante!) in hopes of self-transformation with Harlow Brisbane, author of Raging Flower: Empowering Your Pussy by Empowering Your Mind--Juliet's beloved "magical labia manifesto." Curious and open, Juliet plops into Harlow's white hippie world of polyamorous lesbians and feminism while she questions her purpose as a brown-skinned, curvy, asthmatic, Puerto Rican lesbian. When a Raging Flower reading blows up, Juliet flees, seeking refuge with her badass revolutionary cousin and her queer chosen family, further expanding her understanding of personal freedom. Diverse primary and secondary characters reflect believable communities in Portland and Miami, although the portrayal of Filipino tertiary character Phen lacks cultural texture. Rivera (America, Vol. 2: Fast and Fuertona, 2018, etc.) offers up a passionate tribute to the power of one's voice through Juliet's savvy and tender narration. Crucial and intense explorations of sexual orientation, gender identity, and race ring true. A white and Korean librarian love interest and a masturbation scene add sweet sensuality to Juliet's self-discovery. A whirlwind coming-of-age story that leaves one breathless. (Fiction. 14-adult)

        COPYRIGHT(2019) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        November 16, 2020
        This boisterous graphic adaptation of Rivera’s YA novel, cocreated with newcomer cartoonist Moscote, captures the generous spirit—and spirited provocations—of the original. Juliet Milagros Palante, age 19, is a baby dyke from the Bronx, N.Y., with a secret long-distance girlfriend. It’s the summer after her freshman year of college, and she’s headed to Portland, Ore., for an internship with Harlowe Brisbane, author of Raging Flower: Empower Your Pussy, Empower Your Mind. The night before her departure, Juliet decides to come out to her Puerto Rican family; while her abuela kisses her goodbye on the cheek, her mother is less accepting. So starts a summer of self-discovery, culture clash, and growth. “Feminism... still sounds weird. Too white,” admits Juliet. The pitch-perfect cast of characters she meets up with in Portland, imbued with a particular self-congratulatory brand of activism, provide ample fodder for humor and conflict. Moscote’s exuberant art celebrates Juliet’s curves and curls. The color palette is heavy in pinks, purples, peaches and deep blues—capturing heartbreak, summer crushes, and the sunrise of new beginnings. Rivera pokes at big questions around the intersection of race and queerness, and even if some of her headier message have been simplified here, this brightly drawn version maintains its integrity. Juliet’s original outing won Rivera devoted readers, who will surely champion this accessible adaptation. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary.

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But Juliet has a plan—sort of. Her internship with legendary author Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women's bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff, is sure to help her figure out this whole "Puerto Rican lesbian" thing. Except Harlowe's white. And not from the Bronx. And she definitely doesn't have all the answers . . .
In a summer bursting with queer brown dance parties, a sexy fling with a motorcycling librarian, and intense explorations of race and identity, Juliet learns...
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