The Porcupine of TruthBook - 2015
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Recipient of the Stonewall Book Award, given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.
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Carson has to spend his summer in Billings, Montana, helping his mother take care of his estranged father who is dying. He meets Aisha at the zoo who is a lesbian and has been kicked out her home by her religious father. They are staying in the basement which is filled with boxes. They explore the boxes and find that Carson's grandfather didn't desert his son. Carson and Aisha go on a journey to find Carson's grandfather and bring him to Billings. Both grow with this experience and find more than they expected.
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