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Under the Udala Trees

Okparanta, Chinelo. 2015. Under the Udala Trees. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. With lyrical prose richly adorned with Igbo proverbs and folklore motifs, Okparanta weaves a poignant coming of age story of a Nigerian girl growing up in a war zone. … Continue reading

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The Marvels

Selznick, Brian. 2015. The Marvels. New York: Scholastic Press. This is a beautiful book. The writing is beautiful, the illustrations are beautiful, and the book itself as an object is beautiful. Author/illustrator Brian Selznick uses a unique storytelling style, with … Continue reading

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Playing a Part

Wilke, Daria. 2015. Playing a Part (translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz). New York: Scholastic.

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Gracefully Grayson

Polonsky, Ami. 2014. Gracefully Grayson. New York: Hyperion. Sixth-grader Grayson doodles secret princesses in class by drawing seemingly abstract triangles with circles on top. Gym shorts and extra-long tee-shirts are transformed into flowing skirts and dresses with a bit of … Continue reading

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Trans Bodies Trans Selves

Erickson-Schroth, Laura (Editor). (2014). Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a long-awaited medical and cultural resource, inspired by the radical 1970s Our Bodies, Ourselves but focusing on … Continue reading

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Eighty-Sixed

How to Get Eighty-Sixed from the Restaurant or Cocktail Lounge of Your Choice Eschew reservations. Force your way past the maître d’ or the bouncer, insisting that you are “on the list.” Dress inappropriately. Go to Lutèce in inexpert drag; … Continue reading

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Meet Polkadot

Broadhead, Talcott. (2013). Meet Polkadot. Olympia, WA: DangerDot Publishing. As a non-binary genderqueer person, this is the book I’ve been waiting for, for what seems like forever. Part story and part educational resource, Meet Polkadot introduces a non-binary child and … Continue reading

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