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A Burst of Light: And Other Essays By Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez (Foreword by), Jen Keenan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez (Foreword by), Jen Keenan (Illustrator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780486818993
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Published: Ixia Press - September 13th, 2017

A timeless piece of writing, with reflections on battling cancer, lesbian motherhood, Black American womanhood, community organizing, and love. An important voice to familiarize yourself with now, as Audre Lord's wisdom and vision carry lessons that could help us traverse our most persisting social issues if only we would listen.


Review by Marii

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All the Dirty Parts By Daniel Handler Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781632868053
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 27th, 2019

I can't think of anything more amusing (and fascinating!) than diving inside the brain of a seventeen year old male on the cusp of his sexual peak. The title is apt though misleading: our protagonist leads a messy life and nothing about his self-discovery is unpleasant.


Review by Danielle

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Brute: Poems By Emily Skaja Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978358
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 2nd, 2019

How can the end of a relationship feel like anything but a gaping wound? Brute will show you how. Visceral, angry, and honest. This is a journey to the heart of loss and back out again; stronger, fiercer. Highly propulsive, these poems tell a story. But much more than recalling a simple breakup, Emily Skaja explores gender and sexuality, and the strength and wildness in femininity and womanhood. Her poems will slice you open to your very soul and then stitch you back together, and you will thank her for it. 


Review by Erin

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What Does Consent Really Mean? By Wallis, Pete Wallis, Joseph Wilkins Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781848193307
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Published: Singing Dragon - November 21st, 2017

A comprehensive starter about consent - which should always be an enthusiastic YES. This graphic novel features a group of teens discussing what they think consent means after learning a classmate was a victim of sexual assault. They ultimately affirm that all relationships should make both participants feel confident, healthy, and fulfilled. A must-read. For everyone. Full stop. 



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Oh Joy Sex Toy Vol. 1 By Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan (Illustrator)
$29.99
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ISBN: 9781620103623
Published: Limerence Press - October 1st, 2014

This is a fun, accessible, educational guide to sex toys. If the idea of walking into a sex shop with real people makes you curl up inside, let these adorable authors do it for you! It's like having a personal shopper for your sex toys! Don't be scared! 


Review by Dean