Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill Book

Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill Book

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Reading level - 13 to 18 years.

Wyatt is fifteen, 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 and conservative backlash that threaten to destroy everything he cares about.

Now Wyatt has to pretend more than ever that he's straight (because no one will believe a gay kid saying Lincoln was gay). Only then he meets Martin, who is openly gay and who just might be the guy Wyatt's been hoping to find. Will Wyatt stay closeted to change the world, or will he let Abraham Lincoln's gay romance fade back into history and take his own chance at love?

This nineteenth- and twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story was inspired by real historical evidence that Abraham Lincoln was in love--romantic love--with another man. QUEER AS A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL asks LGBTQ teens (and everyone else), What if you knew a secret from history that could change the world?

"Compelling... with highly empathetic characters in Wyatt and his friends. Was Abraham Lincoln gay? Readers of this intriguing and readable novel will decide for themselves."
Michael Cart, 
ALA Booklist

"Lee Wind has written a courageous novel about facing truth, both in history and in yourself. I applaud this important book."
Ellen Wittlinger, author of 14 novels, including the Lambda Literary Award- and Printz Honour Award-winning Hard Love

"The premise is a real hook . . . with real potential to influence and educate, on top of entertaining. . . . A tapestry of the gay teenage experience--frayed edges repaired with earnest love and care."
Kirkus Reviews​

"I LOVE the characters."
Alex Sanchez, author of 8 teen novels, including the groundbreaking gay teen Rainbow Boys trilogy

"This one should get people talking! I hope this book, which shines some much-needed light on a fascinating bit of history, finds the large audience it deserves."
Brent Hartinger, author of 12 novels, including the groundbreaking gay teen novel Geography Club


Author Lee Wind
Format Paperback
Pages 300
ISBN 9781732228115


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