Category Archives: Nonfiction

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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Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community

Stevenson, Robin. Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community. Canada: Orca Book Publishers, 2016. This middle-grade nonfiction book presents the history of the LGBTQ liberation movement and Pride Day in an accessible, interesting, and vibrant way.

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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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What Makes a Baby

Silverberg, Cory (Author) and Fiona Smyth (Illustrator). What Makes a Baby. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2012. With the tagline “A book for every kind of family and every kind of kid,” What Makes a Baby is indeed the most … Continue reading

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A Queer Thing Happened to America

Brown, Michael L. (2011).  A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been. Concord, NC: EqualTime Books. This is an anti-recommendation. I am only going to give a quick overview of this text because I … Continue reading

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This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids

Owens-Reid, Dannielle & Kristin Russo. 2014. This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. Coming out to parents is a significant event for LGBTQ folks—potentially fraught, often … Continue reading

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