I forgot I'd read another of Blake's books, How to Make a Wish, which I liked for its including but not centering sexuality and race. In Girl Made of Stars, Mara, the protagonist's bisexuality is more prominent than Grace's in HtMaW, but it's still less important than themes of what happens when someone you love does a bad thing and how girls support one another.
Sandy Berman asked me to post his essay Omissions and Distortions Abound in Libraries, Too, which I am glad to do!
Here's a bad OCR from Sandy's typewritten copy, just to give you a sense of what it's about (I'll edit it later if I get a minute):
OMISSIONS . AND DISTORTIONS ABOUND. IN LIBRARIES., TOO