Category Archives: Nonfiction

Love is Love

Andreyko, Marc (Organizer), and Sarah Gaydos and Jamie S. Rich (Editors). Love is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting. San Diego: IDW Publishing, 2016. On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire … Continue reading

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Gender Queer: A Memoir

Kobabe, Maia. Gender Queer: A Memoir. Lion Forge, 2019. In this captivating graphic memoir, Maia Kobabe shares the story of eir* journey discovering eir nonbinary and asexual identities and coming out to eir friends, family, and community.

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The 57 Bus

Slater, Dashka. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. The 57 Bus is a journalistic account of what happened when Richard Thomas set Sasha Fleischman’s … 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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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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