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Queerest Book Club Ever

Queerest Book Club Ever is currently on hiatus. This book club is geared towards queer and trans youth, aged 10-18, but is open to all. We read fiction (mostly Middle Reader to Teen), nonfiction on queer and trans issues, and coming-of-age narratives, all with a social justice focus. Hosted by My Purple Umbrella. Each month, the selected book is available for purchase at King's Books. To see what we're reading this month, go to the main Events page. For questions, contact Lisa.


Previous Reads

August 2023:I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee

July 2023: Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

June 2023: The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

May 2023: The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

April 2023: Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

March 2023: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

February 2023: The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg

January 2023: Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

December 2022: Things We Couldn't Say by Jay Coles

November 2022: The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

October 2022: Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

September 2022: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

August 2022: Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

July 2022: Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults), ed by Alice Wong

June 2022: A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger

May 2022: Special Topics in Being a Human by S Bear Bergman and Saul Freedman-Lawson

April 2022: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

March 2022: Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

February 2022: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

January 2022: The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

December 2021: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

November 2021: A Tale of Magic... by Chris Colfer

October 2021: Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

September 2021: The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

August 2021: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

July 2021: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

June 2021: Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

May 2021: The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

April 2021: The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy

March 2021:The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith

February 2021: The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

January 2021: A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski

December 2020: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulhurst

November 2020: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

October 2020: Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

September 2020: On a Sunbeam by Tillie Waldrum

August 2020: Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

July 2020: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemi

June 2020: I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

May 2020: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

April 2020: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Abertalli

March 2020: This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

February 2020: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

January 2020: Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender

December 2019: Open Book Club

November 2019: Beast by Brie Spangler

October 2019: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

September 2019: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

August 2019: Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

July 2019: Not Your Backup by C.B. Lee

June 2019: Huntress by Malinda Lo

May 2019: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

April 2019: Luna by Julie Anne Peters

March 2019: Dreadnought by April Daniels

February 2019: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

January 2019: Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

November 2018: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

October 2018: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

September 2018: Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

August 2018: Fruit by Brian Francis

July 2018: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

June 2018: This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki

May 2018: Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

April 2018: Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee

March 2018: Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele

February 2018: George by Alex Gino

January 2018: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills