Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the feeling took root—that desire to look, to move closer, to touch. Whenever it started growing, it definitely bloomed the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. Suddenly everything seemed possible.
But America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.---from the publisher
416 pages 978-0525555254 Ages 14-17
Keywords: historical fiction, 20th century, LGBTQ, LGBTQ romance, queer romance, gay and lesbian, finding yourself, love, romance, diversity, diverse books, social conditions, social issues, acceptance, accepting others, Asian American, family, coming out, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old