New & Recent Releases 8/22/23

YA horror stories, DIY for renters, a children's book about gender, a martial arts fantasy, autobiographical fiction, and two very different types of memoir.

New releases of interest for the rest of August:

US by Sara Soler
Us. Created by Sara Soler, illustrated by Joamette Gil, translated by Silvia Perea Labayen (Graphic Memoir)

“Us is Sara and Diana’s love story, as well as the story of Diana’s gender transition. Full of humor, heartache, and the everyday triumphs and struggles of identity, this graphic memoir speaks to changing conceptions of the world as well as the self, at the same time revealing that some things don’t really have to change.”

Dark Horse Books
August 08, 2023
144 p.

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The Gender Book: Girls, Boys, Non-binary, and Beyond by Cassandra Jules Corrigan. Illustrated by Jem Milton. (Children’s nonfiction)

“Ellie and Casey are back to talk about gender!
In this gloriously illustrated guide to gender identity, you’ll meet demiboys and demigirls, agender people, greygender people, those who are AFAB and AMAB, and many more as Ellie and Casey guide curious children through the world of people who don’t identify as their assigned gender at birth.”

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
August 21, 2023
32 p.

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Maeve Rising: Coming Out Trans in Corporate America by Maeve DuVally

“In this intimate and unflinchingly honest memoir, Maeve tells the story of being herself in all aspects of her life, including work, the last threshold. She faced the special challenge of working as a manager of public relations for Goldman Sachs and therefore was a public face of the company. She knew she couldn’t transition quietly.”

Sibylline Press
August 22, 2023
284 p.

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The Water Outlaws by SL Huang (Fantasy)

“Inspired by a classic of martial arts literature, S. L. Huang’s The Water Outlaws are bandits of devastating ruthlessness, unseemly femininity, dangerous philosophies, and ungovernable gender who are ready to make history—or tear it apart.”

August 22, 2023
496 p.

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Safe and Sound: A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Repair by Mercury Stardust (DIY)

“For too many people, the simple act of contacting a plumber or repair person can feel like a game of chance. As a transwoman and a professional maintenance technician, Mercury Stardust has discovered (the hard way) that we live in a world with much to fear. If you’ve ever felt panicked about opening your home to strangers in order to fix a maintenance issue, this book is for you.”

DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
August 22, 2023
224 p.

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Night of the Living Queers : 13 Tales of Terror & Delight. Edited by Shelly Page and Alex Brown (YA Horror / Short Stories)

“A YA horror anthology that explores a night when anything is possible, exclusively featuring queer authors of color putting fresh spins on classic horror tropes and tales.”

With stories by Kalynn Bayron, Ryan Douglass, Sara Farizan, Maya Gittelman, Kosoko Jackson, Em Liu, Vanessa Montalban, Ayida Shonibar, Tara Sim, Trang Thanh Tran, and Rebecca Kim Wells.

Wednesday Books
August 29, 2023
304 p.

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Dandelion Daughter by Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay. (Autobiographical Novel)

“Set against the windswept countryside of the remote Charlevoix region some five hours north of Montreal, Boulianne-Tremblay’s autobiographical novel immortalizes her early years as an alienated boy trapped in a world of small-town values. In the midst of her parents’ dissolving marriage, Boulianne-Tremblay takes us through the complex adolescent years of self-discovery and first loves, to the harrowing episodes that fuel the growing realization that she must transition and give birth to her new self if she is to continue living at all.”

Esplanade Books
September 01, 2023
280 p.

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