Key Selling Points
A talented teen chef navigates the world of celebrity and power when he's thrust into the spotlight as a contestant on a cooking show.
Themes of abuse of power, and self-consciousness.
Top Chef for teens
Orca Soundings are written in accessible language for teens who are struggling or undiscovered readers.
"Short paragraphs and straightforward dialogue make this ideal for reluctant readers. A gay protagonist and a drag queen will resonate with an LGBTQ+ audience…The tough truth of marginalized communities attacking their own is difficult to face but accurate in its exposure of toxic behavior; Theo's shaky navigation is inspiring." - Kirkus Reviews
"Cub allows Theo to fully develop as a young gay man…An encouraging and necessary story, Cub is a book that will start important conversations among younger readers, librarians, and educators." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Fiction for teens that deals with the LGBT experience is in short supply, and this one tackles the important concepts of consent and age appropriateness." - Resource Links
“Sure to delight young and reluctant readers…especially LGBTQ audiences.” - Must Read Literature: K thru 12
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