Available: February 2020

Reading Level: 3-4 • Interest Level: 9-12
You and Me and Misery
Available: February 2020
Author: Rayel Louis-Charles
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp • Suggestions for Further Reading, Written in Verse, Excerpt from Similar Verse Books, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8278-3 • $19.95 | $14.45
eBook: 978-1-5383-8339-1 • $19.95 | $14.45
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8277-6 • $12.90 | $10.95
Gin has recently accepted that she is a lesbian. She also may just remain a loner for all of eternity. Meanwhile, across from her in class, Johnny is battling life at school and at home. His day-to-day life consists of a heavy dose of bulimia, self-hate, and abuse from his father. The two loners come together, connected by shared misery, but can they admit how much they need each other before it’s too late?

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About the Author:
Raised by her Haitian grandmother, Rayel Louis-Charles is a multiracial, queer author who identifies as, first and foremost, a poet. She has participated in spoken word competitions and drama performances. Much of her writing is a result of her personal traumas and struggles with identity and abandonment, as well as her own discoveries, hopes, and accomplishments. She hopes to reach young teens with her novel in order to remind a lonely young heart that this loneliness exists in others as well. Also, to stress the importance of consideration for others, not knowing that their story could be similar to your own.