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Beyond Judy Blume: Identity and Sexuality in Young Adult Literature

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Thanks to a generous grant from Oregon Humanities, Bitch Media is presenting a program called "Beyond Judy Blume: Identity and Sexuality in Young Adult Literature" this fall. This interactive program will be comprised of weekly discussion blog posts from August-October, book clubs, and a public community forum.

All book club books are available to check out from the Bitch Media Community Lending Library.

Book Club #1
What: Join us to discuss The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson
Where: The Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center, 2406 NE Sandy Blvd Suite 100, Portland OR
When: August 28th, 7pm

Book Club #2
What: Join us to discuss Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole
Where: The Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center, 2406 NE Sandy Blvd Suite 100, Portland OR
When: September 25th, 7pm

Book Club #3
What: Join us to discuss Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
Where: The Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center, 2406 NE Sandy Blvd Suite 100, Portland OR
When: October 23rd, 7pm

Beyond Judy Blume Community Forum
What: Take part in an interactive community forum about identity and sexuality in young adult literature with a panel of educators, authors, and youth.
Where: Portland State University in the Smith Memorial Student Union, room 327/8/9
When: Thursday, November 8th at 7pm

Oregon Humanities logoThis program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH's grant program. Any views, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of Oregon Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.