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Books are alright, i guess. I mainly read queer, trans, BIPOC, and disabled authors. My favorite genres at the moment are: speculative fiction, romance, middle readers, and world folklore. For nonfiction, i love reading interesting history, disability justice, and evolutionary biology. Among my favorite authors are Octavia E Butler, Yosano Akiko, Zora Neale Hurston, Alyssa Cole, Zitkála-Šá, and Astrid Lindgren.

sweet pea

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 6:35pm
I mainly read young adult books with strong female protagonists, African fiction, world folktales, and feminist speculative fiction. For nonfiction, my proclivities lean towards women’s history and biology. Among my favorite authors are Octavia E. Butler, Akiko Yosano, Zora Neale Hurston, Lauren Beukes, Tamora Pierce, Zitkala- Ša, Sheri S. Tepper, and Astrid Lindgren.

Pierogi

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 11/28/2022 - 6:53pm
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Pierogi: Over 50 Recipes to Create Perfect Polish Dumplings By Zuza Zak Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781787137783
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - September 13th, 2022

I am a bit of a fiend for any vegetarian dumplings, but have a deep affection for Polish dumplings as i have lived in some very Polish American places. [Why are there no polka bars in the Northwest? There, i said it.] This is the author of store favorite Polska and they give a wide variety of pierogis from savory to sweet. Recommended. [sweet pea]


Year of the Tiger

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 11/28/2022 - 6:46pm
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Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life By Alice Wong Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593315392
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Published: Vintage - September 6th, 2022

Alice is a disability justice activist and editor of the amazing Disability Visibility (which, if you haven't, you should read soonest). This is an innovative memoir pulling together essays, graphics, photos, and conversations into a scrapbook of sorts, which makes it both fun and illuminating. [sweet pea]


A Song for the Unsung

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 11/28/2022 - 6:37pm
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A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington By Carole Boston Weatherford, Rob Sanders, Byron McCray (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250779502
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - November 8th, 2022

Bayard Rustin is one of my heroes, so i have been very excited for this picture book biography! The book focuses on Bayard's work organizing the 1963 March on Washington. This book is an important step to recovering the legacy of this civil rights hero written out of history for being queer. [sweet pea]


Still This Love Goes on

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 11/28/2022 - 6:30pm
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Still This Love Goes on By Buffy Sainte-Marie, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Buffy Sainte-Marie, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771648073
Availability: Backordered
Published: Greystone Kids - September 27th, 2022

When i first saw this book, i literally squeed. These are two of my favorite artists. Based on a beautiful song by Buffy about enduring love, changing seasons, and Native traditions. Julie is one of my favorite illustrators, i love everything they do. Truly a remarkable pairing. [sweet pea]


Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 04/25/2022 - 7:40pm
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Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood By Brittney Cooper, Chanel Craft Tanner, Susana Morris Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324005056
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Published: Norton Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

Three founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective combine feminist theory with hip-hop culture to give advice to girls: from affirmations to activism, romance to friendship, colorism to code switching. [sweet pea]


Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 04/25/2022 - 7:26pm
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Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America By Keisha N. Blain Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807061503
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Published: Beacon Press - October 5th, 2021

Fannie Lou Hamer is a hero of mine. Her work organizing, speaking, singing, and fighting against injustice perpetually inspires me and spurs me to action. This new biography both gives historical details of Hamer's life and times and contextualizes her legacy for use in modern struggles and shows how relevant her work and words still are today. [sweet pea]


My Heart is a Chainsaw

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 04/25/2022 - 7:11pm
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My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

This book is perfect for anyone who loves horror films, sorry Jade, slashers. As a real life slasher unfolds around her, Jade knows the signs as she sees it unfold, yet assuming she can't be the final girl as she is native, not virginal, and a horror chick. The book is variously a horror novel, a look at racism and native displacement, and a look at inter-generational trauma. It's truly like nothing I have ever read. [sweet pea]


An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 04/25/2022 - 6:43pm
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An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY) By Kyle T. Mays Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807011683
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Published: Beacon Press - November 16th, 2021

This important new book explores the relationship between Black and Native struggles for freedom and also redefines indigeneity in early America. Part of the exceptional Revisioning History Series, this book provides historical context for conversations increasingly happening nowadays. [sweet pea]


Crip Kinship

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 04/06/2022 - 2:54pm
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Crip Kinship: The Disability Justice & Art Activism of Sins Invalid By Shayda Kafai Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551528649
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - December 7th, 2021

This book explores disability justice through the performance art activism of Sins Invalid, a San Francisco area based collective. Centering disabled, queer, trans, BIPOC voices, their work gives us an intersectional framework of how we can re-envision a society that includes everyone. [sweet pea]


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