Tag Archives: Gay Men

Stella Brings the Family

Schiffer, Miriam B. (Author) and Holly Clifton-Brown (Illustrator). Stella Brings the Family. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2015. In this charming picture book, Stella’s teacher asks everyone to invite a special guest for a Mother’s Day party at school. Stella is … 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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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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My Dad is a Clown / Mi Papá es un Payaso

Andrés, José Carlos (Writer), Natalia Hernández (Illustrator), and Amaranta Heredia Jaen (English translation). My Dad is a Clown / Mi Papá es un Payaso. NubeOcho, 2016. In this delightful bilingual picture book, a child learns about his father’s job as … Continue reading

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27 Hours

Wright, Tristina. 27 Hours. Fort Collins, CO: Entangled Publishing, 2017. 150 or so years in the future, space colonists race against time to stop a war between the human colonists and the local indigenous intelligent species, the chimera, or “gargoyles,” … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Honey & Leon

Cumming, Alan (Author) and Grant Shaffer (Illustrator). The Adventures of Honey & Leon. New York: Random House, 2017. Honey is a large rescue mutt and Leon is a tiny Chihuahua. They are both adorable, with fluffy fur and sweet doggy … Continue reading

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Leslea Newman Board Books

Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Daddy, Papa, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009. Newman, Lesléa (Author) and Carol Thompson (Illustrator). Mommy, Mama, and Me. New York: Tricycle Press, 2009.

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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

Delany, Samuel R. Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand. New York: Bantam Books, 1984. In this extraordinary science fiction novel, Delany explores sexuality, gender, desire, and the flow and structure of information. This review contains lots of spoilers.

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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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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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