Kim is an avid science fiction reader, and enjoys non-fiction books on Minoan archaeology and the Civil War, with occasional opinions about Science books, especially Cosmology and Physics.
A gentle, practical beginner's guide to dismantling our participation in a racist culture. Oluo is a sharp-witted, thoughtful Seattle writer and activist. Quick, light-hearted read on a heavy topic.
DiAngelo is a white sociologist who has been co-teaching anti-racism workshops for two decades and brings the consistent patterns and experiences of that process to the book. This book walks us through the vocabulary we need to talk about race, racism and racially problematic behavior, and helps us understand the racial patterns white people perpetuate that, unchecked, support a culture of white supremacy. Dense read, excellent for settings the agenda of a workshop or discussion group.
This timeless book by American Buddhist Pema Chodron gently guides us through our anxieties about uncertainty by reminding us that nothing is actually certain and our attachment to it may be the real underlying problem to much of our modern anxiety.
A Book-It Theatre play adaptation of this book introduced me to Kent Haruf. His novels are gorgeous; character-driven adventures walking through the many acts and faces of kindness when people are faced with life's heartbreaks.
If you're a polyglot and in love with languages strange and new, this is your book. Any armchair linguist will feel like Mieville wrote this book just for us.
This beautiful book is for any queer person who had to hide who they were in the past or who isn't very familiar with LGBTQ history. It is a celebration of how far we've come and how far we still have to go, and a memorial to the many who died during the 1980s HIV epidemic. It follows a group of boys coming of age, some falling in love for the first time - including a trans boy and a cis boy - and some denying who they are because of family pressure, and the heart of it all: ex-boyfriends trying to beat the Guiness Book of World Records for longest kiss.
It is rare and wonderful to find a book that takes me completely by surprise. This one did. Twice.
A sweet true story of two male penguins in love and their adopted penguin baby, Tango, at the San Diego zoo.
Outstanding graphic novels series about a Pakistani American Muslim teenager turned super heroine!
Thoughtful, challenging, uplifting, heartbreaking, revelation-inducing poetry by disabled non-binary poet Kay Ulanday Barrett.
If you secretly suspect you or someone you know might be a science fiction fan, this is a great book to use for testing that hypothesis. Sci fi fans and non-fans alike will be hooked before the first chapter is done.
FANTASTIC book for getting context and perspective on commonly mentioned units of measure. How long is long, how fast is fast, and how do we, as humans, conceptualize these things relative to things we experience. And, author Megan Watzke lives in Seattle!