Kim

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.


 

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Queenie Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501196010
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 19th, 2019

It is a 20-something post-breakup solidarity book that's mostly light-hearted. But it's more! It normalizes therapy for mental illness. Queenie puts up with so much. I got so indignant on her behalf that I got indignant for myself, too.

Anyone who loves flawed, kind-hearted protagonists overcoming long odds will fall in love with Queenie.


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Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735218826
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 5th, 2019

2019 MUST-READ!

Not only does this beautifully-written memoir have the best take I've ever seen on minority tokenization in the name of "diversity," it lays out unequivocally why and how the female-male gender binary hurts all of us. Author Jacob Tobia walks us through their deeply gendered childhood, holding our hand through laughter and tears as they deconstruct gender and remind us we made the social construct up in the first place.

Great read for any hiring manager, any genderqueer person, and any LGBTQIA ally.


Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

If Black Boy by Richard Wright has stuck with you through the years, it’s time for a 21st century update. Mississippi-born Kiese Laymon lays it out: either you already know or you don’t even know. Unlike Wright, who had to write for a white audience, Laymon writes for black Southerners, for black academia, for black families coping with legacies of trauma, and how coping mechanisms change generation to generation. Beautifully written, thought-provoking, and as the title indicates: heavy.


Dragon Pearl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368013352
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 15th, 2019

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Love, Z Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481496773
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 18th, 2018

A little robot goes on an adventure, wanting to know what love is. So charming and sweet!


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King Alice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250047496
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 25th, 2018

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Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062851352
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018

"Dear America, is this what you really want? Do you even know what is happening in your name?"

Most of us don't know.

What are the paths to citizenship for friends and family we recognize as Americans until someone asks for proof of their citizenship? What if there is no path?

This gorgeously written memoir is helping me to ask better questions about American immigration history and the impossible challenges facing our undocumented neighbors in the current system.


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American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735223585
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Published: Penguin Press - September 18th, 2018

What happens when an investigative journalist who believes in prison reform goes undercover as a prison guard at a private prison in Louisiana? Even with self-awareness, he finds himself delighting in petty control and small abuses of power. Kind of a real world Lord of the Flies. Eye-opening!


The 5 O'Clock Band Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419728365
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 19th, 2018

Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

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Side Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616958893
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Published: Soho Press - May 8th, 2018

Takes place on Queen Anne!

Cognitive function, memory, perception of reality, old idea of mind-body-spirit made new. Absolutely LOVED this book, and it was extra fun to wander around Queen Anne inside of a speculative science fiction book. Also, there's a cat. Sometimes. smiley


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The Harlem Charade Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545783880
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 24th, 2018

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So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781580056779
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Published: Seal Press - January 16th, 2018

Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316502917
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - November 7th, 2017

Laundry Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626723177
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 7th, 2017

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This Census-Taker: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101967348
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Published: Del Rey - January 3rd, 2017

When the Chant Comes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627290159
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Published: Topside Heliotrope - August 2016

What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education #497) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781433131103
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Published: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi - June 15th, 2016

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Hamilton: The Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455539741
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 12th, 2016

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

Two Boys Kissing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307931917
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Published: Ember - May 12th, 2015

This book operates on two levels:

  1. A coming of age story about teenage boys and their self-acceptance or lack of it as they identify their sexuality (boys who like boys!)
  2. A history of the HIV episdemic and homophobia told from a chorus of the dearly departed.

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802412706
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Published: Northfield Publishing - January 2015

Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal Cover Image
By Marvel Comics (Text by)
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ISBN: 9780785190219
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Published: Marvel - October 28th, 2014

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061233326
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 10th, 2013

The Risen Empire: Book One of the Succession Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250165503
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Published: Tor Science Fiction - June 26th, 2018

Blood Song Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692577158
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Published: Two Sylvias Press - February 17th, 2016

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The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Broadway Books - October 28th, 2014

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

Embassytown: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345524508
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Published: Del Rey - January 31st, 2012

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The New Jim Crow Cover Image
By Michelle Alexander, Cornel West (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595586438
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Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

An excellent book on the specifics of institutional racism in the broad justice system. This book inspired Ava Duvernay’s documentary 13th on Netflix.


Uglies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442419810
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 3rd, 2011

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061730337
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 27th, 2010

The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385527460
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - January 6th, 2009

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780756404741
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Published: DAW - April 2008

Tao Te Ching: A New English Version (Perennial Classics) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061142666
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 5th, 2006

And Tango Makes Three Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780689878459
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 2005

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590300787
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Shambhala - December 30th, 2003

Plainsong (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375705854
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Published: Vintage - August 22nd, 2000

The Mote in God's Eye Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780671741921
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Published: Pocket Books - March 1991