24 March 2014
My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer
Gennari, Jennifer. My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer. Houghton Mifflin, 2012.
June lives in Vermont with her moms. While Vermonters are fighting the battle over marriage equality, June is trying to win a pie contest and deal with the backlash her family faces over her mothers' upcoming wedding. June resents her mother's fiancee and wishes she would leave so things would be less complicated, but she also wants her mother to be happy.
There are very few LGBT+ books written for tweens and middle-grade students, and I am glad for this story and its focus on a child of a lesbian couple instead of the traditional coming-out story. While this book is a bit young for my patrons, I would recommend it to elementary-aged students and their families.
Recommended for: middle grade
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
Read-alike: Better Nate Than Ever