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Local Recommendations | Pride Month

For Pride Month, we reached out to the LGBTQ community and asked them to share some of their favorite books or books they felt were important for others to read. This is an #OwnVoices list in more than one way, it is selected by #OwnVoices and the books themselves are written by #OwnVoices.

#OwnVoices is a term coined by the writer Corinne Duyvis, and refers to an author from a marginalized or under-represented group writing about their own experiences/from their own perspective, rather than someone from an outside perspective writing as a character from an underrepresented group. The library would like to thank everyone who participated by giving us suggestions.


Recommended by Mandy Manning, 2018 National Teacher of the Year

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

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Fingersmith  by Sarah Waters

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Recommended by Andrew Whitver, Spokane Arts Commissioner and arts advocate

How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

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The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon by Tom Spanbauer

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The Hours by Michael Cunningham

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White

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Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

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On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sachs

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The Passion by  Jeanette Winterson

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Hunger by Roxanne Gay

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Recommended by Dr. Mimi Marinucci, Professor, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies and Philosophy, Eastern Washington University

Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

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Recommended by Dr. Jessi Willis, Senior Lecturer, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, Eastern Washington University

A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernandez

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Burn It Down! Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution by Breanne Fahs

ON ORDER

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib

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Recommended by Dr. Judy Rohrer, Director and Assistant Professor, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation by Eli Clare

ON ORDER

Feminist, Queer, Crip by Alison Kafer

ON ORDER

Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race and Sexuality in America by Miriam Abelson

ON ORDER


Recommended by Lisa Logan, Manager, Women’s and Gender Education Center, Eastern Washington University

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (graphic novel) by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (graphic memoir) by Alison Bechdel

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Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker

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