#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Hungry Ghosts

Stretching from Colombo in Sri Lanka to Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts is about a mixed Tamil and Sinhalese boy named Shivan Rassiah. Hanging over a story that is deeply entrenched in control over power and land, migration, and desire and belonging, is the Buddhist concept of hungry ghosts. The … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Hungry Ghosts

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Little Blue Encyclopedia (For Vivian)-A Quirky Queer Experimental Novel about Love and Grief

This is a joyful book about grief. I didn’t think such a book existed, but here it is. Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) is a bizarre, whimsical, and beautiful testimony to friendship, love and grief. Written by Canadian queer trans librarian Hazel Jane Plante, this fantastic, experimental novel is somehow her first novel. It is … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Little Blue Encyclopedia (For Vivian)-A Quirky Queer Experimental Novel about Love and Grief

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

This review was written by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can find this review and more at her blog. Special thanks to Casey for her participation in #GlobalPRIDELitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. There aren’t many books in my lifetime that I’ve read that I would truly consider a work of genius, the kind … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: FROM THE STARS IN THE SKY TO THE FISH IN THE SEA (A Non-Binary Children’s Picture Book)

“whatever you dream of, i believe you can be, from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea.you can crawl like a crabor with feathers fly high, and i’ll always be here,i’ll near be near, standing by,and you know that i’ll love youtill the day that i die” The only thing better than reading those words … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: FROM THE STARS IN THE SKY TO THE FISH IN THE SEA (A Non-Binary Children’s Picture Book)

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: nîtisânak: a Two-Spirit Memoir

This review was written by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can find this review and more at her blog. Special thanks to Casey for participating in #GlobalPRIDELitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. nîtisânak by Lindsay Nixon is the kind of book that makes you feel grateful to get a chance to peek into someone … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: nîtisânak: a Two-Spirit Memoir

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Jonny Appleseed: A Two-Spirit Novel from Joshua Whitehead

This review originally was written by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can find this review and more at her blog. Special thanks to Casey for her participation in Pride Month at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. What a damn fine book Jonny Appleseed is. That’s my eight-word review. Here are some more words: When I … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Jonny Appleseed: A Two-Spirit Novel from Joshua Whitehead

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Clothesline Swing, a Gay Syrian Love Story

The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan is one of those books that makes me feel privileged just to have gotten the chance to read it. One of the most amazing things about reading (and there are many) is how it allows you to get a glimpse into other people’s lives and places that you … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Clothesline Swing, a Gay Syrian Love Story