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    This Canadian Writer Is Giving Queer Teens Their Story

    Growing up, Mariko Tamaki never saw herself in fiction: Stories always focused on straight couples, while queer texts typically looked at adults and clichéd tropes of forbidden love. Now, her graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me gives today’s young LGBT readers the story Tamaki was denied, OZY reports — one in which the focus isn’t on coming out, but on gay teens living their lives.

    How does a 43-year-old become a voice of Gen Z? Tamaki spent plenty of time with teenagers while working on Laura Dean, pinning down the idiosyncrasies of adolescent speech patterns.

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