Book Tour: This is Our Rainbow Edited by Katherine Locke & Nicole Melleby | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for This is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us Edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby. I’m not normally an anthology reader, but I’ll read anything and everything with LGBTQIA+ rep! Curious about other’s thoughts? Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Meet Author

Katherine Locke lives and writes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with their feline overlords and their addiction to chai lattes. They are the author of The Girl with the Red Balloon, a 2018 Sydney Taylor Honor Book and 2018 Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, as well as The Spy with the Red Balloon. They are the co-editor and contributor to It’s A Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes and Other Jewish Stories, and a contributor to Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens and the forthcoming Out Now: Queer We Go Again. They are also the author of Bedtime for Superheroes and What are Your Words?. They not-so-secretly believe most stories are fairytales in disguise. They can be found online at KatherineLockeBooks.com and @bibliogato on Twitter and Instagram.

Katherine is represented by Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Nicole Melleby, a born-and-bread Jersey native, is an award-winning children’s author. Her middle grade books have been Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selections, and have earned the Skipping Stones Honor Award, as well as being a 2020 Kirkus Reviews best book of the year. Her debut novel, Hurricane Season, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. She currently teaches college literature and creative writing, and spends most of her free time roller skating. She lives with her wife and their cat, whose need for attention oddly aligns with Nicole’s writing schedule.

About The Book

Title: This is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them and Us
Editor: Katherine Locke, Nicole Melleby
Author: Eric Bell, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Ashley Herring Blake, Lisa Bunker, Alex Gino, Justina Ireland, Shing Yin Khor, Katherine Locke, Mariama J. Lockington, Nicole Melleby, Marieke Nijkamp, Claribel A. Ortega, Mark Oshiro, Molly Knox Ostertag, Aisa Salazar, and AJ Sass.
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
Publishing Date: October 19th, 2021
Page Length: 288
Genre: Anthology
Age Range: Middle Grade
Synopsis:

The first LGBTQIA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic, fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland, Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and more!

A boyband fandom becomes a conduit to coming out. A former bully becomes a first-kiss prospect. One nonbinary kid searches for an inclusive athletic community after quitting gymnastics. Another nonbinary kid, who happens to be a pirate, makes a wish that comes true–but not how they thought it would. A tween girl navigates a crush on her friend’s mom. A young witch turns herself into a puppy to win over a new neighbor. A trans girl empowers her online bestie to come out.

From wind-breathing dragons to first crushes, This Is Our Rainbow features story after story of joyful, proud LGBTQIA+ representation. You will fall in love with this insightful, poignant anthology of queer fantasy, historical, and contemporary stories.

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Tour Schedule

Blog Schedule

October 18th
Nonbinary Knight Reads and Reviews – Review
SubtleBookish – Favorite Quotes, Mood Board & Top 5 Reasons to Read This is Our Rainbow
Shelvesofstarlight – Review

October 19th
Nine Bookish Lives – Promo Post
DJREADSBOOKS – Top 5 Reasons to Read This is Our Rainbow

October 20th
everywhere and nowhere – Review
Love, Paola – Review & Playlist

October 21st
Melancholic Blithe – Review, Playlist & Mood Board
Popthebutterfly Reads – Review

October 22nd
Lu is Lost in books – Review & Favorite Quotes
Phannie the ginger bookworm – Review, Playlist & Favorite Quotes

October 23rd
The Book Dutchesses – Promo Post
The Written Journey – Review, Favorite Quotes &, Mood Board

October 24th
Stuck in Fiction – Promo Post
Sheaf & Ink – Review
Kait Plus Books – Mood Board & Top 5 Reasons to Read This is Our Rainbow

Instagram Schedule

October 18th
nonbinaryknight_reads – Blogger’s Choice
subltebookish – Blogger’s Choice
stitchsaddiction – Review

October 19th
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice
djreadsbooks – Blogger’s Choice

October 20th
kate_everywhere – Blogger’s Choice
tbrandbeyond – Promo Post

October 21st
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice

October 22nd
luislostinbooks – Blogger’s Choice
luna_Reads_ – Journal spread

October 23rd
thebookdutchesses – Blogger’s Choice
thewrittenjourney_ – Blogger’s Choice

October 24th
feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice
sheafandink – Blogger’s Choice
pagcturncr – Review

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