Pride 2023 continues as Jeff & Will welcome author Lisa Bunker in this conversation that was recorded live at Capital Books in Sacramento. Lisa discusses her new middle grade book "Joy, to the World," which she co-wrote with teen activist Kai Shappley. The book tells the story of a 12 year old girl who is banned from her school's cheer squad because she's trans. Lisa shares what led to her collaboration with Kai, what she hopes readers get from this story, she also reads an excerpt. Lisa talks about what allies can do to support the trans community, and we also hear about two more books coming from Lisa this year.
Complete show notes for episode 425 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
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NOTE: The excerpt from "Joy, to the World" is copyright 2023 by Kai Shappley & Lisa Bunker and is used here with permission.