Before We Were Trans

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Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender By Dr. Kit Heyam, Ph.D Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541603080
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Published: Seal Press - September 13th, 2022

This book is a revolutionary look at history and what genderqueer and nonbinary identities (might have) looked like through time. Using varied sources, Dr Heyam creates a portrait of what history beyond the binary looked like. Since we didn't (and still don't) have the language to describe a multitude of identities, we need to revisit and reclaim the past in order to make a path for the future. [sweet pea]


How to Communicate

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:13pm
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How to Communicate: Poems By John Lee Clark Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324035343
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 6th, 2022

Nothing like reading poetry from an individual who perceives the world in an entirely different way, especially in a very tactile way, considering I do not like to touch much of anything. I found his ASL and protactile translations fascinating, but my favorite pieces were "Trees" and "Goldilocks in Denial". Reading his poetry, I realized: however different we navigate this world, when we translate our experience into language, we can reveal our similarities and connect with each other. [Blanca]


The Future is Disabled

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The Future Is Disabled: Prophecies, Love Notes and Mourning Songs By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551528915
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 4th, 2022

I *needed* this book right now. It's so many things: a pandemic text chronicling grief, disabled mutual aid, and survival; a celebration of crip skills, community, and love; a set of ideas and critical questions to help us work toward a radically disabled future. It's both practical and visionary, and certain to become Disability Justice canon. [Adrienne]


Inciting Joy

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:12pm
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Inciting Joy: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643753041
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 25th, 2022

Unlike his Book of Delights, these essays are much lengthier and more elaborate in a rich conversational style. Gay writes about almost everything, from childhood to culture to academia to masculinity, and can get candid about it all, which I loved. [Blanca]


Alive at the End of the World

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:11pm
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Alive at the End of the World By Saeed Jones, D. a. Powell (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Saeed Jones, D. a. Powell (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566896511
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 13th, 2022

From the very first line, Saeed Jones' newest book of poetry is simply stunning. Jones writes about grief - personal and collective - with fury and vulnerability and incredible precision. I was particularly moved by the pieces that are revisited or continued throughout. Truly a remarkable collection as a whole. [Adrienne]


The Philosophy Resistance Squad

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:10pm
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The Philosophy Resistance Squad By Robert Grant Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781912417308
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Published: Little Island Books - September 20th, 2022

Grant sets a totalitarian system within an Irish boarding school and shows how philosophy can fight back against oppressive ideologies. It's 1984, Clockwork Orange, and Brave New World for kids but with a more optimistic perspective! It's a great introduction to the Socratic method. [Blanca]


Maybe an Artist

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:08pm
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Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir By Liz Montague Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593307816
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Published: Random House Studio - October 18th, 2022

Liz Montague's graphic novel memoir is all about growing up and finally accepting and following your passions. Montague recounts her childhood and college years as she learned to accept herself as an artist. She is the first Black female artist for the New Yorker. The back includes some of her work for the news outlet! [Karen]


We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:06pm
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We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States By Naomi Hirahara, Illianette Ferandez (Illustrator), Smithsonian Institution Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762479658
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Published: Running Press Kids - October 18th, 2022

As a history geek, i squinch my eyes at any new collection of biographies. But this book of AAPI leaders, has a great selection of both the very famous, to the inspiring (Grace Lee Boggs), to the pathbreaking. Several of the people i had never heard of (which gets bonus points from me)! [sweet pea]


Fruits of the Forest

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 6:59pm
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Fruits of the Forest: A Field Guide to Pacific Northwest Edible Mushrooms By Daniel Winkler Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781680515305
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Published: Mountaineers Books - October 26th, 2022

Foraging for mushrooms is a ton of fun! As an amateur, I want a field guide with comprehensive identification & safety information, while also being accessible to novices. Believe me when I say this book has it all, including beautiful photographs and practical info on cleaning, storing, preserving, and cooking mushrooms after you bring in your haul. [Adrienne]


Woman Without Shame

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 6:59pm
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Woman Without Shame: Poems By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593534823
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Published: Knopf - September 13th, 2022

I undoubtedly enjoyed her poems. They reminded me how life is about what details we choose to attend to not only as we experience the present but also in what we remember from our past. Cisneros crafts her life into crisp stanzas and unpredictable metaphors. [Blanca]


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