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What Night Brings

Trujillo, Carla. What Night Brings. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 2003. Every night, Marci Cruz prays to God and Baby Jesus to turn her into a boy, and every morning she checks to see if they granted her wish. She doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Telling

Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt, 2000. Sutty, an (Anglo-Indian and lesbian) ethnographer representing a peaceful interstellar confederation, travels to Aka to initiate diplomatic relations.

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We Love You, Charlie Freeman

Greenidge, Kaitlyn. 2016. We Love You, Charlie Freeman. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books. This remarkable novel weaves together two narratives separated by 60 years, deftly illustrating the impact of racial bias on science and on Black families in America.

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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.

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Everything You Have Is Mine

“Why didn’t Mark’s mother get custody?” “Oh, don’t you know about that?” She purses her lips disdainfully. “The mother is a lesbian. Or was. Well, I suppose she still is. Anyway, one couldn’t have one’s son raised by two of … Continue reading

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Lumberjanes

Ellis, Grace, Noelle Stevenson, & Shannon Watters (Creators). 2014-ongoing. Lumberjanes [comic series]. Los Angeles: Boom! Studios.

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Dykes to Watch Out For

Bechdel, Alison. (1983-2008). Dykes to Watch Out For.       http://dykestowatchoutfor.com/dtwof I vividly remember the first time I read a Dykes to Watch Out For strip. I was 10 years old and accompanying my sister while she looked at colleges. In Seattle, … Continue reading

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