A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson

This comic guide with a goofy, gently sarcastic sense of humor is all about gender neutral pronouns - how being misgendered feels, why pronouns matter, grammar, and examples of how to use these pronouns in real life. I was so glad the authors encouraged people to try to make their everyday language more inclusive by... Continue Reading →

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Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Alison Evans

Did I just read a romance - that I liked? Apparently I did. At this point, I'm pretty certain Alison Evans can write anything and I'll read it. Their writing is so beautiful and natural and honestly, a true pleasure to read. Long Macchiatos and Monsters is #ownvoices with a sweet storyline and interesting main characters; a trans... Continue Reading →

Lost Boy, Found Boy by Jenn Polish

I'm not really into fantasy, but I couldn't resist giving this retelling of Peter Pan a try. Technology plus a dystopian feel? That sounds more like sci-fi to me, the kind of book I reach for! Polish holds true to many of the original Peter Pan character representations and themes, but I wish it hadn't... Continue Reading →

3Essays on Imagereality by Scott Navicky

As was the case with Navicky's previous novel, Humboldt, 3Essays on Imagereality is like nothing I've read before. When I started the book, I had an initial fear that I might not be smart enough for this book. That happened with Humboldt, too (they both give your brain a workout), but I ended up feeling a lot more grounded... Continue Reading →

Transforming by Austen Hartke

Austen Hartke has an easy, conversational style whether he's inspecting Scripture and its historical and cultural contexts or sharing personal stories. Hartke includes conversations with and the experiences of other trans and nonbinary Christians, which ends up giving the book a truly intersectional lens (and that is vital when discussing about trans issues). Transforming is... Continue Reading →

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

I didn't know what to expect going into C. J. Tudor's The Chalk Man, but the blurb that described it as a combination of Stranger Things and Stand by Me really grabbed my attention. Sign me up! Tudor totally captured the feel of the 80s in this book, and accomplished this without needing to constantly... Continue Reading →

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard

The Talented Ribkins is a great multigenerational road trip adventure that gently tackles themes such as race, class, politics, and family. It's literary fiction with a dash of superhero novel added in: Most of the characters have special powers, and the older characters once used those powers for good during the civil rights era. As 72-year-old... Continue Reading →

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