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The Skylight Books Podcast features exciting author conversations about new fiction, poetry, essays, and more! You can subscribe for free on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and Podbean. And you can shop for featured podcast titles below. Happy listening!

This week's featured episodes -

SKYLIT: Suchin Pak & Michelle Sugihara, ”MY LIFE: GROWING UP ASIAN IN AMERICA”

Through a series of essays, poems, and comics, thirty creators give voice to moments that defined them and shed light on the immense diversity and complexity of the Asian American identity. Edited by CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) and with an introduction by renowned journalist SuChin PakMy Life: Growing Up Asian in America is a celebration of community, a call to action, and a road map for a brighter future.

Pak is in conversation with CAPE executive director Michelle Sugihara

Hosted by Mike Jeffries.

SKYLIT: Sonora Reyes, ”THE LESBIANA’S GUIDE TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL”

Sixteen-year-old Yamilet Flores prefers to be known for her killer eyeliner, not for being one of the only Mexican kids at her new, mostly white, very rich Catholic school. But at least here no one knows she’s gay, and Yami intends to keep it that way. 

After being outed by her crush and ex-best friend before transferring to Slayton Catholic, Yami has new priorities: keep her brother out of trouble, make her mom proud, and, most importantly, don’t fall in love. Granted, she’s never been great at any of those things, but that’s a problem for Future Yami. 

The thing is, it’s hard to fake being straight when Bo, the only openly queer girl at school, is so annoyingly perfect. And smart. And talented. And cute. So cute. Either way, Yami isn’t going to make the same mistake again. If word got back to her mom, she could face a lot worse than rejection. So she’ll have to start asking, WWSGD: What would a straight girl do? 

Told in a captivating voice that is by turns hilarious, vulnerable, and searingly honest, The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School explores the joys and heartaches of living your full truth out loud.

Join us for a conversation with author Sonora Reyes as they discuss their new book with Skylight's Nat Freeman.

SKYLIT: Kelly Barnhill, ”WHEN WOMEN WERE DRAGONS”

Join us for a conversation with Kelly Barnhill, as she discusses the lasting importance of Christine Blasey Ford, how she turned joy into destruction, and her new novel, When Women Were Dragons.

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Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982171056
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - April 26th, 2022

When Women Were Dragons: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385548229
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Published: Doubleday - May 3rd, 2022

The Coward Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781838851538
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Published: Canongate Books - April 12th, 2022

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063060234
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022

My Life: Growing Up Asian in America Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982195359
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Published: MTV Books - May 17th, 2022

Mirror Made of Rain Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781951213602
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Published: Unnamed Press - May 17th, 2022

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Kendrick Lamar's to Pimp a Butterfly (33 1/3) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781501377471
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury Academic - June 2nd, 2022

Probably Ruby: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593448670
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Published: Hogarth - April 12th, 2022

Heaven Is a Place on Earth: Searching for an American Utopia Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640093300
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Published: Counterpoint - March 15th, 2022

The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324006596
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 1st, 2022

The Digital Closet: How the Internet Became Straight (Strong Ideas) Cover Image
By Alexander Monea, Violet Blue (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780262046770
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Published: The MIT Press - April 12th, 2022

$50.00
SKU: 9781999446857N
Availability: Out of Stock

You Have Not Yet Been Defeated: Selected Works 2011-2021 Cover Image
By Alaa Abd el-Fattah, Naomi Klein (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781644212455
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Published: Seven Stories Press - April 19th, 2022

Woman, Eating: A Literary Vampire Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063140882
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Published: HarperVia - April 12th, 2022

Paradais Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811231329
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Published: New Directions - May 10th, 2022

Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America (Queer Ideas/Queer Action #10) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780807003466
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Published: Beacon Press - April 26th, 2022

On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women's Epic Fight to Build a Union Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643750712
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 29th, 2022

Moon Witch, Spider King (The Dark Star Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220201
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 15th, 2022

The Doloriad: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374605087
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - March 1st, 2022

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780358508090
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Published: Harper - March 1st, 2022

Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781640094147
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Published: Counterpoint - March 8th, 2022

When I Sing, Mountains Dance: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450802
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 15th, 2022

Shady Hollow (A Shady Hollow Mystery #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593315712
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - January 25th, 2022

Bitter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593309032
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593185346
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - February 1st, 2022

Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612199474
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Published: Melville House - February 15th, 2022

Black Love Matters: Real Talk on Romance, Being Seen, and Happily Ever Afters Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593335772
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Published: Berkley - February 1st, 2022

Liquor Store Theatre Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781478011125
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Published: Duke University Press - November 20th, 2020

Dominant Genes Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781625577177
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Published: Black Lawrence Press, Inc. - February 22nd, 2022

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$28.00
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781984856029
Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

Vinyl Moon Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593176436
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 11th, 2022

Sea State: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063030831
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Published: Ecco - December 7th, 2021

Keeping It Unreal: Black Queer Fantasy and Superhero Comics (Sexual Cultures #58) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781479824144
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Published: New York University Press - January 18th, 2022

Junkwraith Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781603095006
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - January 18th, 2022

The Cult In My Garage Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781737022206
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Published: Maudlin House - August 9th, 2021

Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393867978
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2022

You Never Get It Back (Iowa Short Fiction Award) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609388133
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - December 15th, 2021