Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before
Shy, intellectual, and living in rural Oregon, Triinu Hoffman just doesn't fit in. She does her best to hide behind her dyed hair and black wardrobe, but it's hard to ignore the bullying of Pip Weston and Principal Pinn. It's even harder to ignore the allure of other girls. As Triinu tumbles headlong into first love and teenage independence, she realizes that the differences that make her a target are also the differences that can set her free. With everyone in town taking sides in the battle for equal rights in Oregon, Triinu must stand up for herself, learn what it is to love and have her heart broken, and become her own woman.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Racial Diveristy; Homosexuality; Biracial; homosexual; lesbian teenager; same sex relationship; biracial child; different races; mixed race
Ethiopian / White
mother and father
Lambda Literary Award, 2015, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
gay rights; tolerance; high school; families; coming out; Oregon
Stetz-Waters, Karelia, "Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before" (2014). DIVerse Families. 1293.