Monthly Archives: February 2014

Giovanni’s Room

I had a very different post planned, one based on my recollections from the first time I read James Baldwin’s 1956 Giovanni’s Room, seven years and a month ago. I checked. (Keep journals.) I had misremembered the contents of some … Continue reading

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Wandering Son

Shimura, Takako (Author) and Thorn, Matt (Translator). (2011). Wandering Son, Volume 1. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books. This lovely graphic novel collects the first 8 chapters of manga serial Wandering Son, written and illustrated by Shimura Takako.  This volume was first … Continue reading

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Wittlinger, Ellen. (2007). Parrotfish. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Parrotfish is a fictional coming-of-age story about Grady, a transgender boy in high school.  The narrative is refreshing; Grady experiences unsurprising pushback from his friends and … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project

Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project This resource is a digital collection of oral history interviews with eight individuals involved with the Milwaukee transgender community.  Dr. Brice Smith, a transgender activist and scholar, is known for his research and subsequent book … Continue reading

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Gender Outlaw

Bornstein, Kate. (1994). Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us. New York, NY: Routledge. This book is a combination memoir, transition diary, and political/artistic manifesto using multiple storytelling strategies. Kate Bornstein begins with Part 1, on style; … Continue reading

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