In this funny, lyrical, and piercingly insightful collection of essays and poems, trans writer, artist, and activist Cooper Lee Bombardier explores his experiences of gender and sexuality against the backdrop of early '90s, punk-fueled San Francisco queer culture.
At first glance, the sleepy suburb of Jonesville, Massachusetts doesn't seem to have much going on. The teens at Jonesville High are itching for more, ready to escape the confines of suburbia and the cliché of classroom cliques...but there's more to the story behind closed doors. Town darling and star athlete Tarkin Shaw reveals himself to be a predator who has used his privilege to prey upon... read more
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is a a picture book that invites white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it's real, and cultivate justice. “Quite frankly, the first book I’ve seen that provides an honest explanation for kids about the state of race in America today.” ―Elizabeth Bird, librarian NAMED ONE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST BOOKS OF 2018 “A much-n... read more
ASTRO BABY is for newborns who like to gaze at bright colors, toddlers who are fascinated by images of babies and animals, older children able to comprehend the concepts put forth by astrology, and grown-ups who are obsessed with their star signs. Ridiculously charming, Astro Baby depicts a world where everyone has special things that make them happy and unique. Actual astrological references ... read more
The first children’s book from multi-genre artist Brontez Purnell, a 2018 winner of the Whiting Award, sweetly portrays a common but rarely narrated childhood experience―having a single parent and taking care of a younger sibling. With illustrations by Brooklyn artist Elise R. Peterson, The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett recounts 11-year-old Jacuzzi’s evening activities while he cares for his ba... read more
Following up Slut, her explosive 2015 play and guidebook for combating sexism and sexual violence, Katie Cappiello turns her perceptive eyes and ears to the lived experiences of young men as they try on sexuality and masculinity. Compassionate and piercingly insightful, this play and guidebook razes rape culture, interrogates traditional notions of masculinity, and breeds accountability―withou... read more
Dealing with jealousy and competitiveness plays out in a funny and perceptive Astro Pals take on being a Scorpio.Scorpio’s been holding a grudge ever since Aquarius called them “too intense.” Now, not only are they competing in the same Annual Autumn Schmoogleberry Pie Baking Contest, it looks like they’re competing for the same best friend, too! Will Scorpio defeat this best friend-stealer, o... read more
Readers who have entertained existential questions about their pets will appreciate the absurd brainstorm. —PUBLISHERS WEEKLYLaugh out loud with Emmy-winning illustrator and author Mike Perry in this silly, whimsical children’s book that will send imaginations soaring.What would it be like if our narrator’s dog had thumbs? Would she still be lots of fun, or would she sometimes feel glum? Writt... read more
Nicole Skibola was 32 and a lawyer working in the New York start-up world when she received a diagnosis for a rare endometrial cancer. That surreal moment marked the beginning of a race to save eggs, to operate, and to mourn the loss of her reproductive organs. Echoing the urgency of diagnosis and treatment were the messages from everyone to move on, be grateful, resettle into the person she w... read more
The brainchild of three women-of-color sociologists, IntersectionAllies is a smooth, gleeful entry into intersectional feminism. The nine interconnected characters proudly describe themselves and their backgrounds, involving topics that range from a physical disability to language brokering, offering an opportunity to take pride in a personal story and connect to collective struggle for justic... read more
In Banshee, Samantha Baxter―wife, mother, poetry professor―learns she has breast cancer and then ruins her own life. Tumbling through a catastrophic midlife crisis, she gives herself permission to partake in behaviors she’s observed in her male colleagues, including having an affair with a student her daughter’s age, ranting at board meetings, and telling her poetry students what she really th... read more
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