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This is a little blog from a guy who loves books and wants to share them with the world. As well as writing this blog, I have had the pleasure of serving on a number of awards committees over the years including the Stonewall Book Award (2011-2012), the TD Canadian Children's Literature Book Prize (2014-2015), the Sheila Egoff Children's Literature Book Prize (2011), the Newbery Medal Committee (2013-2014), the Michael L. Printz Committee (2015-2016), and the Rainbow Booklist (2017-2018).

If you have any trouble with a review for some reason, or if you just want to chat or recommend a title, please feel free to contact me through the form on the main page of the blog. You can also find out more information about me through my profile at Simon Fraser University where I completed my PhD  in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies in 2017, with an emphasis on transgender youth and literature. I also have an Academia.edu page.

I am also available for sensitivity reading and consultations about LGBT themes and representation. You can get in touch with me at any time through the comments section of the blog, or email me at r.bittner@rocketmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

Beta Reading / Sensitivity Reading Testimonials:

"Rob Bittner’s work as a sensitivity reader for my forthcoming novel Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story was invaluable. He offered constructive, expert comments that helped me shape the character of Jaya." 
      -Sonia Patel, author of Morris Award Finalist Rani Patel in Full Effect (2016)

"I hired Rob to do a sensitivity read on a middle grade novel. His thoughtful and thorough advice was invaluable, and I highly recommend his services. He was extremely flexible with timing and quick to deliver, which was a life-saver on a pending deadline!"
      -Karen Rivers, author of love, ish (2017), and other novels for young readers

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