In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court ruled today that a potential defendant’s silence can be used against him if he is being interviewed by police but is not arrested (and read his Miranda rights) and has not verbally invoked the protection of the Fifth Amendment.
What the city is missing:Thierry Cohen photographs cityscapes and then photographs deserts at night, combing the two to show us what our cities would look like with the lights off. The stars are not enhanced, they are actual photos from relative latitudes that would expose the same starry sky view if it weren’t for light pollution. Click on each photo to see which city it is.
There haven’t been a lot of young adult books published about transgender characters. This list is not meant to be a “best of” list — it is simply a list of the titles that we are aware of, and we are sure there are more we aren’t aware of. This list is limited to titles published specifically for a young adult audience, which means titles published for adults that teens might still enjoy aren’t included.
I want to give special shout-outs to Luna and Parrotfish, two of my favorite YA novels.
I’d also add that Every Day by David Levithan is, in a way, a really good book about a non-binary character. Part of what makes A and Rhiannon’s love story so unique and compelling is that it exists outside of binary constructions of gender and sex identity.
I’m going to have to disagree with part of the above and say stay the fuck away from Luna. Not even kidding, that is a horrible book for anyone to read, but particularly trans people. It is 100% from the cis sister’s POV and she spends the entire damned time going on about how her (closeted) trans sister is embarrassing her and going to make the boy she likes not want to be around her. She gives herself credit for not thinking her sister is evil for wanting to wear dresses while at the same time basically wishing she’d disappear so she (cis POV character) can date boys and not be embarrassed. It is the last thing a trans person should be reading. I can’t even recommend it for allies because of how bloody self-centred the sister is. She’s the epitome of wanting cookies for not being an asshole.