Category Archives: diversity

The Stonewall riots — Book Recommendation

Title: The Stonewall Riots, Coming Out in the Streets Author: Gayle E. Pitman  Publisher: Abrams, 2019 Ages: 12+ Genre: MG/YA Nonfiction Themes: stonewall riots, lgbtqia+ history, gay liberation movement, gay rights, Greenwich village, PRIDE, social justice, politics, gay history, New York gay movement, … Continue reading

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Watch Us Rise – Young Adult Novel Recommendation

Title: Watch Us Rise Authors: Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan  Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2019 Ages: 12-15 Themes:  death of a parent, fatphobia, racism, poetry, feminism, voices, mysogeny, African-American, microagressions, #ownvoices, activism, intersectionality, sexual harassment Favorite Quote: “I walk over to the plus size section, wondering … Continue reading

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The Boy and the Bindi – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Boy and the Bindi Author: Vivek Shraya Illustrator: Rajni Perera  Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016 Ages: 3-7 Themes: gender non-conforming, non-binary, bindi, Indians, lgbtqia, Pride, gender identity, South Asia, belonging, identity Opening: Have you seen my Ammi’s dot? It’s a bright and … Continue reading

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