Author Archives: Charlie McNabb

About Charlie McNabb

Archivist, Folklorist, and Legend Tripper

Of Fire and Stars

Coulthurst, Audrey. Of Fire and Stars. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2016. Princess Dennaleia has been engaged to the prince of Mynaria since childhood, an arrangement that will strengthen the diplomatic alliance between their countries. Denna has been trained her … Continue reading

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Pregnant Butch

Summers, A.K. Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag, a Graphic Memoir. Berkeley: Soft Skull Press, 2014. In 2005, two years after the birth of her son, A.K. Summers began working on a biographical comic about her experience being … Continue reading

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The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig

Jenkins, Steve, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane (Writers), and Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator). The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018. In this fun and extremely cute picture book, a miniature pig named Esther is … Continue reading

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Coffee Will Make You Black

Sinclair, April. Coffee Will Make You Black. New York: Avon Books, 1994. Jean “Stevie” Stevenson is a Black preteen growing up in a working-class family in South Chicago during a time when Black is not beautiful—the mid-1960s. Her stern mother … Continue reading

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Queer Music Heritage

Doyle, JD. Queer Music Heritage. JD Doyle Archives. January 2000-March 2015. http://queermusicheritage.com. Queer Music Heritage was a monthly radio program that ran from January 2000 to March 2015. Hosted by prolific queer history buff JD Doyle, the show covered a … Continue reading

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Harriet Gets Carried Away

Sima, Jessie. Harriet Gets Carried Away. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018. In this fun and very active picture book, costume-lover Harriet is preparing for her birthday party with her dads when she runs into a gang of penguins and … Continue reading

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (Executive producer). Chilling Adventures of Sabrina [Television series]. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Television, October 2018. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a two-season web television series distributed on Netflix. It stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina, Lucy Davis and Miranda … Continue reading

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