Lee Wind Newsletter #28 - Sept 28 - October 11, 2013

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Hi!

I hope you enjoy the twenty-eighth edition of my newsletter.

It's organized into four sections, 

1.  New on the "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?" Blog
2.  Lee's News
3.  Children's Literature, SCBWI and Publishing World Updates
4.  Current Inspiration

I hope you find it useful and inspiring.

Thanks for reading!
Namaste,
Lee

p.s.  If you'd like to be in touch, please don't hit reply - just send me an email directly at iamle...@gmail.com  Thanks!


1.  New on the "I'm Here. I'm Queer.  What the Hell do I Read?" Blog:


Books:

The Case of Nikki Pagan- 3 Teen Lives Collide... in the Hospital (With An Intersex Character) http://bit.ly/GzO1Dw 

Freeing - A college-age story of self-knowledge vs. self-acceptance http://bit.ly/1dW7oCr #LGBTQ 

Twin Lives Twisted: 20-something Gay Romance & Swashbuckling Action http://bit.ly/1c8YDqE  #LGBTQ

My Life As A Myth- In 1969, Nick gets a High School image make-over, then falls for another guy http://bit.ly/1crBj7M

Openly Straight- An Out Gay Teen At A New School Tries To Not Be "The Gay" Kid http://bit.ly/1czVvUY #LGBTQ 


Culture, Politics, & Gay-Straight Alliance Info:

Jennifer Sky: "My Life As A Warrior Princess" http://bit.ly/1bWfT2f Who should teen girls aspire to be like?

It's #LGBTQ History Month! http://bit.ly/GCMBsC

#nationalcomingoutday is this Friday, Oct 11! What are you (& your GSA) Doing To Celebrate? http://bit.ly/19uBI86

Golden Blond and Jet Black- A Lesbian Teen Love Story Fan Fiction Video You've Got To Watch! http://bit.ly/1cEbb9D


2.  Lee's News:

I had a great experience being part of "Read This, I Dare You!" a panel this past Saturday at the LA Public Library's #TeenBookFest2013. Read the pre-event rundown here: http://bit.ly/19h1JUB
"It Gets Better" because we can all MAKE it better! 

It was also wonderful to share my Smashing Stereotypes workshops with 9th graders at Brentwood School in Brentwood, California, for the fourth year in a row!  More on those workshops here: http://bit.ly/1eobkMx


3.  Children's Literature, SCBWI and Publishing World Updates 

Funny. And Amazing Character Development (From Jerry Seinfeld & Sarah Silverman!) http://bit.ly/1fHsUPT #scbwi 

#SCBWI 2013 Crystal Kite Winner Ame Dyckman (for "BOY + BOT") http://bit.ly/18Tahmh

Reading To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence http://bit.ly/1c4U12g #scbwi 

E-Books Via Subscription... Would You Sign Up? http://bit.ly/GJ0KV5 #scbwi 


4.  Current Inspiration:

"In the gnostic gospel of St. Thomas, Jesus says, "If you bring forth what is within you, what is within you will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what is within you will destroy you." When I run up against the antigay positions of modern religious bodies, I often wish St. Thomas's words were canonical because his message embraces many of us with horizontal identities. Keeping the homosexuality locked away within me nearly destroyed me, and bringing it forth has nearly saved me."
- Andrew Solomon, from page 19 of his remarkable and New York Times Bestselling "Far From The Tree: Parents, Children, And The Search For Identity"





Lee Wind, M.Ed.

Producer,
KID LIT With Lisa Loeb

Blogger, Author, Speaker

Founding Blogger of the Award-Winning "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?" at http://www.leewind.org
Official Blogger for SCBWI: THE BLOG at http://scbwi.blogspot.com/ and Captain of SCBWI Team Blog
Co-Regional Advisor, SCBWI Los Angeles 
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