Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier et al

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Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms
Cover of Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier et al
Author(s) Crystal Frasier, Oscar O. Jupiter (Letterer), Val Wise (Illustrator)
Published August 10th, 2021
Genre(s) Graphic Novel, LGBT, Romance, Coming of Age
Age group Young Adult, Middle Grade


A sweet, queer teen romance perfect for fans of Fence and Check, Please!

Annie is a smart, antisocial lesbian starting her senior year of high school who’s under pressure to join the cheerleader squad to make friends and round out her college applications. Her former friend BeBe is a people-pleaser—a trans girl who must keep her parents happy with her grades and social life to keep their support of her transition. Through the rigors of squad training and amped up social pressures (not to mention micro aggressions and other queer youth problems), the two girls rekindle a friendship they thought they’d lost and discover there may be other, sweeter feelings springing up between them.

Trigger Warnings

  • Fatphobia
  • Homophobia
  • Transgender Issues
  • Transphobia
  • Unwanted Advances/Forced Touching (nothing sexual)


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Latina Queer Transgirl
  • Lesbian & Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary Characters


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