I'll Be the One

Lee, L.
Skye, a sixteen-year-old bisexual Korean American, has dealt with weight issues and body image all her life and is finally comfortable with herself. She dreams of winning a contest to become the next K-pop star, but Skye must work very hard to prove herself worthy as she battles cultural pressure that girls must be skinny to be attractive, especially in the Korean community, and a judge who thinks she does not belong in the competition. This empowering, contemporary novel can be used in literature circles or as an independent novel, and deals with issues of social justice, social media, body image, body shaming, identity, cultural differences, and 2SLGBTQIA+ perceptions in society.
LGBTQ, Novel
English Language Arts
  • 6-12

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