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Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill

By: Lee Wind
Narrated by: Michael Crouch
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
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Wyatt is 15, and nobody in his homophobic small town of Lincolnville, Oregon, knows that he’s gay. Not even his best friend (and accidental girlfriend) Mackenzie. Then he discovers a secret from actual history: Abraham Lincoln was in love with another guy! Since everyone loves Lincoln, Wyatt’s sure that if the world knew about it, they would treat gay people differently, and it would solve everything about his life. So Wyatt outs Lincoln online, triggering a media firestorm that threatens to destroy everything he cares about - and he has to pretend more than ever that he’s straight.... Only then he meets Martin, who is openly gay and who just might be the guy Wyatt’s been hoping to find.

The audiobook includes a bonus interview with the author Lee Wind by multi-award-winning author Lesléa Newman. If you loved the movie Love, Simon and the audiobook Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, you're bound to love Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill - also narrated by Michael Crouch! 

©2018 Lee Wind (P)2018 Lee Wind

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Deep feelings revealed and history is the catalyst

I was anticipating the release of Lee Wind's book when I learned of it through social media. I was not disappointed. Lee adeptly intertwines the characters in his story with the history that is revealed of the likely love relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Fry Speed. The novel shines light on the difficulties of young persons who are conflicted with their gender identities, especially when homophobia is the norm in so many rural small towns.
The story is quite believable—I did some of my own research—and it begs the question, what other truths have been buried in darkness in our US history?
Wind tells the story of Wyatt's coming out with such poignancy, and in the end we are rewarded with hope for a better world.
I highly recommend this book, whatever the reader's gender identity might be.

I listened to the Audio book and was very happy with the narration by Michael Crouch, and I loved the interview with the author at the end.

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Super Book - Highly Recommended!

A new author for me. I choose this audiobook because it was narrated by one of my favorite narrators. I was caught up in the story immediately after starting to listen. I found it difficult to stop listening and was anxious to continue the next day. You must read or listen to this book!

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