Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki

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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
Cover of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki
Author(s) Mariko Tamaki
Illustrator(s) Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
Published May 7, 2019
Publisher First Second Books
Genre(s) Contemporary Fiction
Age group Young Adult

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell is a young adult contemporary graphic novel, originally published on May 7, 2019.

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  • Abortion
  • Breakups
  • Bullying (brief, off-page)
  • Cheating/home-wrecking
  • D-slur (used by lesbian characters)
  • Emesis (mentioned)
  • Homophobia
  • Lesbophobia
  • Pregnancy (unplanned)
  • Relationship with a minor/"cradle-robbing" (brief mention)
  • Sex (mentioned)
  • Underage drinking
  • Unintentional misgendering
    This graphic novel was published before Elliot Page came out and refers to him by his birth name and as a lesbian.


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

  • Asian main character
  • Lesbian main character
  • Implied bisexual love interest
    The main love interest is seen in relationships with women and expresses an interest in dating men as well. Her sexuality is not explicitly labeled.
  • Asian side characters
  • Black side characters
  • Implied non-binary side character
    Unisex name and they/them pronouns are used but their gender is never explicitly stated.
  • Queer side characters
  • Sapphic side characters
  • MLM relationship
  • WLW relationship


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