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Gold By The Inch; The Book That Nearly Beat Me

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(Please excuse me if this review gets a little heady. It's been a decade in the crafting.) A battered borrowed copy of Lawerence Chua's Gold by the Inch resides on my shelves, a perch from where it has glared at me for nearly … Continue reading

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Scholastic Press Celebrates Trans Voices with GEORGE

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I read Alex Gino’s middle grade book GEORGE and was overcome with both sadness for the past and hope for the future. I still have the dog-eared copy of “Marvin K Redpost; is He a Girl?” that Ashlie stole from the … Continue reading

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#TeamAlice

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On its one-year anniversary, we’re sending out these awesome postcards to continue spreading the word about The Complicated Geography of Alice. Until now, the book has traveled exclusively through word of mouth. Thanks to #TeamAlice allies, it lives in libraries on both coasts and  has … Continue reading

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Miss Major – Still Fucking Here

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“MAJOR! is a documentary film exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.” The above … Continue reading

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Becoming – Man Alive and The Other Wes Moore

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Within a week, I read two narrative non-fiction books that were deeply connected in theme and evoked a powerful emotional response. Both Man Alive and The Other Wes Moore examine the journey to manhood; what it means and how it … Continue reading

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