During my undergraduate degree, I read my first queer graphic memoir for a women’s lit class: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. The comic format of such an introspective and personal narrative intrigued me, the visual rendering of her memories and reflections emboldened by such a medium.
It wasn’t until years later that I began seeking out more queer graphic memoirs, comics that recounted lived experiences of individuals a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Comics’ unique capabilities of storytelling and representing complex unspoken emotions allows creators and readers alike to connect in a highly accessible fashion. It is empowering to see yourself represented in a visual medium.
This blog post contains a list of graphic memoirs by queer and LGBTQ+ creators. These are true comics that present a narrative of the author’s life. Some of these center their queer identities more prominently, while others focus on different important aspects in their life. This list will be updated as I discover more queer graphic memoirs, and if you have any recommendations, I will happily add them.
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Two recent picture books I’ve read focus on grandchild/grandparent relationships. They both explore the beauty of the inter-generational bond through a melancholy yet tender narration and beautifully styled illustrations.
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Roses are red
Violets are blue
April brings showers
and National Poetry Month, too!
Celebrate National Poetry Month by writing or reading poetry, including checking out some of these poetry collections or novels written in verse!
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Happy 2022! In the year of 2021, I read 100 books, surpassing my goal of 50 books by double. I read short story collections, graphic novels, memoir, poetry, fiction, picture books, non-fiction, and audiobooks. Of everything I read last year, I now present to you some of my favorite books I read in 2021!
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Picture book biographies offer gateways to learning more about significant individuals. Their brief yet exciting contents share the most important details, and they allow us a starting point to learning more about someone who made an important contribution in our history.
The following five picture books are amazing biographies about female writers and librarians. Each tells the story of a noteworthy woman and features talented artwork. Enjoy!
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You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a good children’s nonfiction book!
Whether you’re checking out children’s nonfiction from the library for your own child, buying a book for a young reader in your life, or looking to spark a little wonder in your own life, these books will hit the spot!
A few of the reasons why I personally love children’s nonfiction books so much is that they provide lots of straightforward and exciting information paired with pictures that make the facts pop even more. Plus, sometimes when I want to read but don’t feel like picking up a 300+ page book, children’s books can be great palate cleansers or stepping stones into future reads.
This list features five children’s nonfiction books to have on your radar!
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In my book-loving opinion, some of the greatest gifts you can give others are books! But picking out the right book can be tricky, so here are some recommendations for buying your loved one just the right book.
And if you’re wondering where to buy books, check out my blog post about 8 sites (that aren’t Amazon) where you can purchase books!
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When it comes to books, I’m always on the lookout for websites with great selections and even greater deals. Although I haven’t been buying books for myself lately and have been borrowing from the library much more, I’ve decided that for the holidays this year, I’ll be buying everyone on my list books. Books are my wheelhouse, and it simplifies the shopping process.
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Happy Pride Month! This past year, one of my favorite genres to read has been memoirs and essays. In honor of June being Pride Month, I’ve put together a list of memoirs and essays by LGBTQ+ writers!
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Before joining “Booktube” and engaging in an online community of readers, I never paid much attention to new releases. Now, I find myself incredibly excited for a number of upcoming book releases from authors I’ve enjoyed in the past and new-to-me authors!
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Check out these seven upcoming summer book releases that I can’t wait to crack open while lounging in the sun this year! Everything you need to know to get geeked for summer reading!