Shana

The City Beautiful

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ISBN: 9781335402509
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 5th, 2021

The boys in this book have to deal with antisemitism and homophobia, both internalized and external, in addition to the dybbuk possessing one of them and the murderer(s?) killing off Jewish boys around the Chicago World's Fair. The viciously queer and Jewish book I didn't realize I still needed.

Shana


Firebreak

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ISBN: 9781982142742
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - May 4th, 2021

What says "holidays" more than smashing corrupt capitalist overlords? This book contains intense asexual friend crushes, community solidarity, using the media to expose corporate lies, and, of course, rad video game action. It's a romp, but with feelings.

Shana


Far Sector

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By N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779512055
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Published: DC Comics - October 19th, 2021

I read this comic in single magazine issues from Comicazi as it came out, and I'm so excited that it's collected and I can finally share it with everyone. NK Jemisin comics writing is as brilliant as her prose, and Jamal Campbell's art is stunning. Far Sector is a poignant look at politics, police brutality, and the power and price of emotions. It may take place on a distant planet, but the story still hits close to home. 

Shana


The Darkness Outside Us

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ISBN: 9780062888280
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 1st, 2021

I read this books months ago and I still can't stop thinking about it. I'm usually good at guessing where a plot is going. Not this one. It caught me off guard time and time again in the best ways. I won't say too much so you can be surprised as well, but read on if you like sketchy AIs, secret conspiracies, and two boys who aren't quite enemies becoming a lot more than friends.

Shana


Light from Uncommon Stars

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ISBN: 9781250789068
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Published: Tor Books - September 28th, 2021

From the premise, I expected wacky shenanigans. I wasn't expecting to be utterly emotionally wrecked and healed all at once. This isn't a book that pretends everything is okay. The world can be ugly and filled with suffering. But you are not awful. You are beautiful, and the art you make can make the world feel more beautiful, even if only for the length of a song.

And now I want donuts. CW: Transphobia, Racism, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence

Shana


Never Say You Can't Survive

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ISBN: 9781250800015
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Published: Tordotcom - August 17th, 2021

Writing has lately felt utterly impossible given the state the world is in. But writing can also be enormously cathartic and help you through those hard times. This book is part good, practical writing advice, part permission to let go of "shoulds" and do what you want, and all comfort in a time when it's deeply needed. Read this book, then get writing!

Shana


Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses

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ISBN: 9781683692348
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Published: Quirk Books - April 27th, 2021

If you've ever struggled with chronic illness, made some of your closest friends online, or turned into a rampaging beast once a month, you're sure to find something to relate to here. If none of the above apply, you'll still probably enjoy this surprisingly realistic take on werewolves and friendship.

Shana


Mooncakes

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By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781549303043
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Published: Oni Press - October 15th, 2019

Magical adventure and romance! If the deaf witch and genderqueer werewolf in love aren't enough, come here for the cute gay grandmas and the Sukkot/Mid-Autumn Festival fusion celebration. Not to mention the gorgeous, expressive art and amazing storytelling. I wish I’d had this comic when I was a kid.

Shana


X-Men Marauders

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By Gerry Duggan (Text by), Matteo Lolli (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781302919948
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Published: Marvel - July 21st, 2020

If you’ve ever thought, wow, the X-Men are great, but it would be even cooler if they were also PIRATES, this is the book for you. A great comic for long time readers, but also accessible to new fans looking to check out modern superhero comics!

Shana


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