Alex Sanchez

A week ago today, we had an amazing author (Alex Sanchez) give a talk about what it was like moving to the states from Mexico when he was five, growing up gay, and how he found his way to writing LGBTQ books for teens today.  He spoke to a small crowd of about 25 teens, including a few adults. After his talk, he had a question/answer session and then hung around to talk to everyone who had more questions or just wanted to talk.

I think everyone who was there can attest that he’s a wonderful person to talk to, as well as a great author!

Thanks to everyone who attended for making it such a great event! And the greatest thanks to Alex Sanchez for coming to the BPL!

If you’re wondering what books he’s written, here’s a list to date:

Rainbow Trilogy (Rainbow Boys, Rainbow High, Rainbow Road)


Getting It

The God Box

So Hard To Say


Alex Sanchez is Coming!

There are big, exciting things afoot at the Copley branch of the Boston Public Library next month!

What’s that, you ask?

Why, Alex Sanchez is coming, of course!

I’ve never heard of him. Who’s that?

He’s the author of several Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) books for teens such as Rainbow Boys, Rainbow High, and Rainbow Road. He is also the author of award wining books, also covering tough LGBTQ topics, like his novels Bait, So Hard To Say, and Getting It.

What’s he doing at the library?

Alex Sanchez will be talking about LGBTQ issues as well as his books, answering frequently asked questions for both, and will also be signing books with new books on hand for purchase.

When will this be happening?

April 24, 2010 @ 2pm.

Where will this happen?

Alex will be in the Mezzanine Conference Room of the Copley branch of the BPL.

I’ve never even been to Copley! Where the heck is that?!?! Is that, like, on Mars, or something?

The main branch of the BPL, otherwise known as Copley, is at

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116, United States of America, Earth (not Mars).

Have any other questions about the event? Feel free to contact the Teen Room at the following phone number: 617-859-2334.

Woot! Alex Sanchez is coming! *Rainbow confetti falls in celebration of this awesome fact!*