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AUTHOR: Brandy Colbert
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown
AWARDS: Stonewall Book Award for Children’s & Young Adult Literature (2018)
Little & Lion
by Brandy Colbert
When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.
But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself–or worse.
A main character (Suzette) identifies as bisexual. A secondary character and love interest (Iris) identifies as pansexual on-page.