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Family, Identity And A Hot Ghost: Questions For 'Cemetery Boys' Author Aiden Thomas

Aiden Thomas' new YA novel, Cemetery Boys, follows a queer, trans Latinx teenager as he fights to prove himself to his conservative family — and deal with the troublesome ghost he's summoned.
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Yadriel is a lot of things: He's queer, he's trans, he's Latinx and he's a brujo, born to free the souls of the dead so they can pass over — or he would be if only his family could accept him as he is. They carry on the ancient traditions of guiding the dead and healing the living, but only men can free spirits. And they don't believe Yadriel's truly a man.

When we meet Yadriel, at the start of Aiden Thomas' new young adult novel, ,he's desperate

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