Books + Music
May 24, 2019

What's New?

Three fantastic new additions to our collection!


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Birthday
Meredith Russo
Stonewall Award winner Russo (If I Was Your Girl, 2018) tackles teen love, heartbreak, sexuality, and gender identity over the course of six years through the alternating voices of Morgan and Eric, two childhood best friends who share the same birthday. As they navigate high school, Morgan realizes that her gender doesn’t fit who she truly is and Eric can’t stop wondering what life would be like if his friend were a girl. When they turn 18, the friends come together, drift apart, and discover who they’re meant to be and if they’re destined to be together.

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Brave Face
A Memoir

Shaun David Hutchinson
In his courageous and honest memoir, critically acclaimed author Hutchinson (The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried, 2019) opens up about his struggles in the early 1990’s as he came to terms with his sexuality. He shares passages from his diaries that illustrate the deep turmoil he experienced as a gay teen growing up in the South. Although Hutchinson admits that he suffered from depression and engaged in self harm, he eventually learned to accept himself. His memoir ends on a positive note and sends an important message to other gay teens: your life is a gift, and support is out there.

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Let Me Hear a Rhyme
Tiffany D. Jackson
Jackson (Monday’s Not Coming, 2018) tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he's still alive. The year is 1998 and Quadir, Jarrell, and Stephon are the closest of friends. When Stephon is murdered, Quadir and Jarrell refuse to let his musical genius die with him. With the help of Steph’s younger sister Jasmine, they come up with a plan to promote his music under a new rap name: the Architect. When their scheme takes off, the pressure of keeping their secret grows, and the three are forced to confront the truth behind Steph’s murder.
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