Shana

The Unbroken

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$13.59
ISBN: 9780316542753
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Published: Orbit - March 23rd, 2021

If you want both scathing deconstruction of colonialism in a fantasy setting and extremely good sexual (and political/social) tension between a soldier and her princess, you are going to love this book so much. It's a story brimming with good intentions and terrible decisions, and I can't get enough of it.

Shana


Echo Wife

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781250174666
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Published: Tor Books - February 16th, 2021

Every single word of this is like a scalpel wielded by an expert surgeon. It would take an entire book length of words to describe how it made me feel, so why not just read the book instead? (Or the audiobook, which is read MASTERFULLY by the amazing Xe Sands.) CW: child and spousal abuse

Shana


Girl Haven

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By Lilah Sturges, Meaghan Carter (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781620108659
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Published: Oni Press - February 16th, 2021

From the moment Ash was asked about pronouns and said "he/him, I guess", I knew I was reading a story that would be special. Not everyone knows their gender immediately. Some people struggle, and wish there was a way to be sure, like Ash does. Girl Haven is about the magic of finding queer friends, figuring out your identity even when there is no "correct" answer, and, of course, the magic of adventuring in another world with talking animals and actual magic.

Shana


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Katie the Catsitter

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By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984895639
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

This book has all the bitter sweet friendship changes of Roller Girl plus the thrilling exploits, morally ambiguous antiheroes of a Catwoman comic. And so many cats!! Each one with their own special skills, and each one out to make trouble. It's delightful.

Shana


When Aidan Became a Brother

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By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

There are a lot of stories about cis children dealing with getting a younger sibling. Aidan's feelings are extra complicated because people keep asking his parents what gender the baby will be, and they didn't know his real gender until he was old enough to tell them. He wants everything to be perfect from the start for this baby! A beautifully written and illustrated book great for children of any gender.

Shana


The House in the Cerulean Sea

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

Utterly charming. Featuring outcast weirdo children that will win your heart and a deeply satisfying romance, with a side of rising up against injustice. This book feels as familiar in tone as putting on an old favorite sweater while still managing to bring something new and special. A great comfort read!

Shana


Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen

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By Matt Fraction, Steve Leiber (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779504623
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Published: DC Comics - October 27th, 2020

Jimmy Olsen is mostly known, both in his world and ours, as being Superman’s pal. But he’s got so much more going on than that as a photographer for the Daily Planet and general haver of hijinks. This romp through the weirder corners of the DC Universe is sure to satisfy old and new comics fans alike.

Shana


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