Author Archives: Charlie McNabb

About Charlie McNabb

Archivist, Folklorist, Librarian, Legend Tripper, and Queer Activist

About a Girl

McCarry, Sarah. About a Girl. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015. Tally is a multiracial girl who wants to be an astronomer. She is extremely gifted and has excelled in school. She has three adoptive parents who dote on her … Continue reading

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Princess Princess Ever After

O’Neill, Katie. Princess Princess Ever After. Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2016. In this adorable graphic novel, princess Amira rescues princess Sadie from a tower where she has been imprisoned by her jealous sister. The two go on an adventure together, … Continue reading

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Different Class

Harris, Joanne. Different Class. New York: Touchstone, 2016. In this masterful suspense novel, aging Latin teacher Roy Straitley confronts more than the typical schoolboy carousing as an old student comes back into his life. In the early 1970s, a tight-knit … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

Dennis-Benn, Nicole. Here Comes the Sun. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016. This heartbreaking, beautiful novel follows the lives of four women in Jamaica as they struggle to live in poverty and with rigid social expectations.

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Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?

Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform. Oakland: AK Press, 2012. This powerful anthology explores masculinity vis a vis queerness, ethnicity, and gender identity. Sycamore and contributors … Continue reading

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The Stars are Legion

Hurley, Kameron. The Stars are Legion. New York: Saga Press, 2017. Zan wakes up with no memory of her history or identity. She is being held by the Katazyrna matriarchy and trained to breach Mokshi, the only remaining world-ship healthy … Continue reading

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Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic

Hill-Meyer, Tobi (Editor). Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic. New York: Instar Books, 2017. This collection of short stories is a rarity: erotica by trans people, about trans people, for trans people. So often, trans bodies are commodified and fetishized … Continue reading

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