Anne of Greenville

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Anne of Greenville By Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368078405
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Published: Melissa de la Cruz Studio - October 4th, 2022

If you love Anne of Green Gables, you will love this book. That's it, that's the review. No but seriously, Anne is a teen any current or former art/drama/choir kid can see themself in. Her experiences are real and painful at times but her perseverance and relationships keep the book light and fresh. I picked this book up because I too grew up loving 70's disco in a town I believed I was too cool for. I fell in love with this book for it's ease and honesty. [Danielle]


The Honeys

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:01pm
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The Honeys By Ryan La Sala Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338745313
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Published: PUSH - August 16th, 2022

This spooky YA novel set at an elite summer camp was a total page-turner. Our main character, Mars, is a clever, fierce, genderfluid teen on a mission to better understand their twin sister and the circumstances that led to her death. Equal parts psychological & body horror, sharp wit, and an earnest story about grief and sibling love. [Adrienne]


Spine Poems

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 6:59pm
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Spine Poems: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers By Annette Dauphin Simon Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063208223
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Published: Harper Design - September 6th, 2022

Clever, arrangement of book spines-some made me laugh out loud. What's more, each poem is accompanied by relevant facts and quotes. It's a great book to pick up on a whim and find inspiration on any given day. [Blanca]


Before We Were Trans

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:14pm
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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]


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