Author: Riki Anne Wilchins Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books Publication Date: 1. June 2017 Rating: 4./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters TW: transphobia, police brutality, mentions of murder, violence, rape, csa and incest Summary: In the early 1990s, no one talked about transgender people, and no one knew one. We were not on TV or in movies. What formed… Continue reading TRANS/gressive: How Transgender Activists Took on Gay Rights, Feminism, the Media & Congress … and Won!
Author: Susan Carland Publisher: Melbourne University Press Publication Date: 1. May 2017 Rating: 4./5. Stars TW: short descriptions of spousal abuse Summary: The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist’s playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility. Yet between those two views there is a group of Muslim… Continue reading Fighting Hislam
Author: Thi Bui Publisher: Abrams ComicArts Publication Date: 7. March 2017 Rating: 5/5. Stars Diversity: PoC TW: child abuse, PTSD, cheating, mentions of war Summary: An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better… Continue reading The Best We Could Do
Author: Colby Martin Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Publication Date: 16th September 2016 Rating: 3/5. Stars Summary: Churches in America are experiencing an unprecedented fracturing due to their belief and attitude toward the LGBT community. Armed with only six passages in the Bible often known as the clobber passages the conservative Christian position has been one that… Continue reading UnClobber
Author: Helon Habila Publisher: Columbia Global Reports Publication Date: 5th December 2016 Rating: 4/5. Stars TW: child abduction cw, murder mention cw, Summary: On April 14, 2014, 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram, the world’s deadliest terrorist group. Most were never heard from again. Acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon… Continue reading The Chibok Girls