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Say No to Hate: Notable Gay/Lesbian Books

  • NONFICTION

    BEFORE NIGHT FALLS

    OCT. 1, 1993

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BEFORE NIGHT FALLS

by Reinaldo Arenas

A last testament that resonates with passion for the freedom of the human spirit and for the author's beloved Cuba: a... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FUN HOME

    JUNE 8, 2006

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

FUN HOME

by Alison Bechdel

Though this will likely be stocked with graphic novels, it shares as much in spirit with the work of Mary Karr, Tobias Wolff... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON

    APRIL 1, 2010

TEEN

WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON

by John Green and David Levithan

Their story, along with the rest of the cast’s, will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS

    FEB. 1, 2006

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS

by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Effortlessly entertaining yet still heartfelt: the romance of life as an escape artist. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    TOTALLY JOE

    OCT. 1, 2005

TEEN

TOTALLY JOE

by James Howe

The timeline overlaps the events of the companion novel, but fans of the first won’t feel déjà vu. There’s more of a sense... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MY QUEER WAR

    MAY 1, 2010

  • NONFICTION

    SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE YOU

    MAY 1, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE YOU

by Amie Klempnauer Miller

An introspective work that lays open the inner workings of lesbian parenthood while effectively demystifying parenthood in... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ROLE MODELS

    JUNE 1, 2010

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

ROLE MODELS

by John Waters

An impressive, heartfelt collection by a true American iconoclast. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    STRANGER AT THE GATE

    APRIL 14, 1994

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

STRANGER AT THE GATE

by Mel White

Stranger at the Gate is likely to provoke useful dialogue among mainstream Christians and to offer unsentimental hope and... Full review >

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