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QUEER RESISTANCE READING LIST

Books to celebrate, educate, and activate 

Lambda Literary

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Bienestar

Transgender Law Center

Gender Justice LA

A reading list for adults and children, with selections by Skylight booksellers, updated June 3, 2020.

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, Second Edition Cover Image
By Eric A. Stanley (Editor), Nat Smith (Editor), Cece McDonald (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781849352345
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Published: AK Press - October 27th, 2015

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780822341147
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Published: Duke University Press - November 1st, 2007

Towards a Gay Communism: Elements of a Homosexual Critique Cover Image
By Mario Mieli, David Fernbach (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780745399515
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Published: Pluto Press - July 15th, 2018

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501132735
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers' Rights Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781786633613
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Published: Verso - March 3rd, 2020

The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions Cover Image
By Larry Mitchell, Ned Asta (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643620060
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Published: Nightboat Books - July 2nd, 2019

The Criminal Child: Selected Essays Cover Image
By Jean Genet, Charlotte Mandell (Translated by), Jeffrey Zuckerman (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681373614
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 21st, 2020

And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer's Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780359494729
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Published: Lulu.com - March 19th, 2019

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781517901738
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - December 5th, 2017

Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (Cultural Front) Cover Image
By Robert McRuer, Michael Bérubé (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780814757130
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Published: New York University Press - June 1st, 2006

Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895477
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Published: Coffee House Press - June 4th, 2019

I Shimmer Sometimes, Too Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781943735457
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Published: Button Poetry - October 29th, 2019

Morris Kight: Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist: A Story of Gay Rights and Gay Wrongs Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781934170809
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Published: Process - May 26th, 2020

Is the Rectum a Grave?: and Other Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226043548
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Published: University of Chicago Press - December 15th, 2009

Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
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Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541608
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780520280069
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Published: University of California Press - September 2nd, 2013

The Cosmopolitans Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781558619043
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Published: Feminist Press - March 15th, 2016

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

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Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375701290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 27th, 1999

Amateur: A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501168758
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Published: Scribner - May 14th, 2019

Abandon Me: Memoirs Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632866585
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 6th, 2018

A Year Without a Name: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316444965
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019

Cantoras Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563433
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2020

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525566182
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019

Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture Cover Image
By Amos Mac (Editor), Rocco Kayiatos (Editor), Tiq Milan (Introduction by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781936932597
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Published: Amethyst Editions - June 11th, 2019

Jonny Appleseed Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527253
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 15th, 2018

Fiebre Tropical Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932757
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Published: Amethyst Editions - March 4th, 2020

Nightwood Cover Image
By Djuna Barnes, Jeanette Winterson (Preface by), T. S. Eliot (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811216715
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Published: New Directions - September 26th, 2006

That's Revolting]: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781593761950
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Published: Soft Skull Press - May 1st, 2008

An ABC of Equality Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781786037428
Availability: Backordered
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish Cover Image
By Lil Miss Hot Mess, Olga de Dios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762467655
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 5th, 2020

Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399555312
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

The Boy & the Bindi Cover Image
By Vivek Shraya, Rajni Perera (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551526683
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 11th, 2016

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and del Martin Built a Community Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433827365
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Published: Magination Press - June 5th, 2017

The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723634
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Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399581816
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 7th, 2019

Neither Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316547697
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 13th, 2018

They She He Me: Free to Be! Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781945289095
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Published: Reflection Press - December 21st, 2017

When Aidan Became a Brother Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524719524
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2019

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250302953
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

Ramona Blue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062418364
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 8th, 2018

Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

The Stonewall Reader Cover Image
By New York Public Library (Editor), Edmund White (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133513
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 30th, 2019

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community Cover Image
$44.95
ISBN: 9780199325351
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 10th, 2014

Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781558617476
Availability: Backordered
Published: Feminist Press - August 16th, 2011

Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781478006534
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Published: Duke University Press - November 8th, 2019

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780807039830
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Published: Beacon Press - September 17th, 2019

¡cuentamelo! Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781879960947
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Published: Aunt Lute Books - December 1st, 2017

Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity Cover Image
By José Esteban Muñoz, Joshua Chambers-Letson (Foreword by), Tavia Nyong'o (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781479874569
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Published: New York University Press - April 23rd, 2019

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580053082
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Published: Seal Press - August 31st, 2010

The Queer Art of Failure (John Hope Franklin Center Books) Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780822350453
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Published: Duke University Press - August 12th, 2011

Gender Queer: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
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Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781944700829
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Published: Unnamed Press - June 4th, 2019