Novelist Gabby Rivera on Creating a YA Novel With a Queer, Teenage Latina Protagonist | Remezcla

Nayelli Portillo interviews Gabby Rivera for Remezcla:

With her debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath, writer, youth mentor, and Editor at Autostraddle, Gabby Rivera makes an important addition to a small but growing group of young adult novels with queer protagonists of color….

GR: “[Juliet] learns that even in her own family there’s a history of rebellion, social justice and queerness. Finding those links in your own family is revolutionary and it changes the way that you look at yourself and your place in the world. Our narratives are so narrow. It’s almost like we can’t dream beyond what we’re given until we meet others like us that are doing different or interesting shit. [Same goes for] queer spaces. Until you’re in a queer space, you almost can’t imagine it.”

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