Little & Lion

Little & Lion

Little & Lion will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on August 8, 2017, and is available for preorder from the following retailers:

Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Amazon | Powell’s | Target


When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new . . . the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself—or worse.


Praise for Little & Lion

“One of many notable strengths here is Colbert’s subtle, neatly interwoven exploration of intersectionality… This superbly written novel teems with meaningful depth, which is perfectly balanced by romance and the languid freedom of summer.”

—Booklist, starred review

“Colbert sensitively confronts misconceptions about mental illness, bisexuality, and intersectional identity… Readers will empathize with Suzette as she explores both her sexuality and the tricky line between honesty and betrayal.”

—Kirkus, starred review

“A moving, diverse exploration of the challenges of growing up and the complicated nature of loyalty.”

—School Library Journal, starred review