5 stars · gender identity · lgbtqia content · non-fiction · own voices author · self-discovery

REVIEW: How To They/Them by Stuart Getty

The Official Description: A lighthearted primer for parents, teachers, young adults, anyone with a nonbinary person in their life, or those wondering if they/them might be for them, How to They/Them is an irreverent illustrated romp through the history of gender- neutral pronouns and a guide to using them respectfully. What does “nonbinary” or “gender nonconforming”… Continue reading REVIEW: How To They/Them by Stuart Getty

lgbtqia content · non-fiction

REVIEW: Missing From The Village by Justin Ling

The Official Description: The tragic and resonant story of the disappearance of eight men -- the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur -- from Toronto's queer community, and the failures of the social and political systems which allowed the cases to go unsolved for so long. In 2013, the Toronto Police Service announced that the… Continue reading REVIEW: Missing From The Village by Justin Ling

non-fiction

REVIEW: Conspiracy to Riot: The Life and Times of One of the Chicago 7 by Lee Weiner

The Official Description: In March 1969, eight young men were indicted by the federal government for conspiracy to incite a riot. Some of them barely knew one another, having come together briefly to protest the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the war in Vietnam. First dubbed the "Conspiracy 8" and later the "Chicago… Continue reading REVIEW: Conspiracy to Riot: The Life and Times of One of the Chicago 7 by Lee Weiner

mental health · non-fiction

REVIEW: The Man With The Electrified Brain by Simon Winchester

The Official Description: “I glanced at myself in a mirror and, though unshaven, and my hair still morning-tousled, I appeared to be just the same. It was inside, inside my head, where all had become so wretchedly different. I had the night before been incontrovertibly a man of stable mood, of calm, of good cheer… Continue reading REVIEW: The Man With The Electrified Brain by Simon Winchester

British Columbian Content · canadian · Nature · non-fiction

REVIEW: Spirits of the Coast: Orcas in Science, Art and History

The Official Description: Spirits of the Coast brings together the work of marine biologists, Indigenous knowledge keepers, poets, artists, and storytellers, united by their enchantment with the orca. Long feared in settler cultures as "killer whales," and respected and honored by Indigenous cultures as friends, family, or benefactors, orcas are complex social beings with culture… Continue reading REVIEW: Spirits of the Coast: Orcas in Science, Art and History

lgbtqia content · non-fiction

REVIEW: Once A Girl, Always a Boy by Jo Ivestor

The Official Description: Jeremy Ivester is a transgender man. Thirty years ago, his parents welcomed him into the world as what they thought was their daughter. As a child, he preferred the toys and games our society views as masculine. He kept his hair short and wore boys’ clothing. They called him a tomboy. That’s… Continue reading REVIEW: Once A Girl, Always a Boy by Jo Ivestor

lgbtqia content · non-fiction · own voices author

REVIEW: Space Between by Nico Tortorella

The Official Description: Actor and LGTBQIA+ advocate Nico Tortorella's narrative investigation of love, sex, gender, addiction, family, fame, and fluidity through the lens of their nonbinary identity Nico Tortorella is a seeker. Raised on a steady regimen of Ram Dass and raw food, they have always been interested in the more spiritual aspects of life. That… Continue reading REVIEW: Space Between by Nico Tortorella

lgbtqia content · non-fiction · own voices author

REVIEW: Brave by Shaun David Hutchinson

The descriptive bit: Shaun David Hutchinson is a well-known YA author. You may have heard of some of his fiction: We Are The Ants, The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, At the Edge of the Universe and The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried (My review of Shaun's most recent title is here).… Continue reading REVIEW: Brave by Shaun David Hutchinson

lgbtqia content · non-fiction

Review: Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? by Riyadh Khalaf

The descriptive bit: Yay! You're Gay! Now What? by Riyadh Khalaf is a book for young queer guys. It covers pretty much everything you might want to know, including things you may not have even thought of! This book is a great resource for young people and it's written by someone who has been through… Continue reading Review: Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? by Riyadh Khalaf