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ThatLibrarianLady
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Some daily-ish nonfiction reading for the next month or so. #booksfighthate

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WordWaller
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Dyed my hair and now onto the next library book! (Note the pouting cat in the background who I won't play with). ❤️💛💚💙💜

Bibliogeekery Love this book! #transbooks 3y
WordWaller @Riveted_Reader_Melissa he's throwing a pity party and licking himself sadly. He was doing great with his toy only moments ago but it's like picking up a book gives him naughty ideas and he started scratching all my laundry! 😼😼😼 Crazy cat. 3y
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WordWaller @bibliogeekery thanks for the tag, I forgot! #LGBTbooks #queerbooks #booksfighthate #overthis #diversebooks I'm loving it so far!! 3y
Bibliogeekery This book was very instrumental in helping my niece understand that she is transgender. I have such a warm spot in my heart for it! 💓💓💓 3y
becausetrains @WordWaller definitely read that as "dyed my cat" ???? also - thank you for coming up with such good diverse books. 3y
ReadingEnvy I read this one during banned books week. Such an important book that gets removed from school libraries sometimes. (Or never ordered at all....) 3y
WordWaller @bibliogeekery aww, that's so great! ❤️ 3y
WordWaller @becausetrains bahahha so my Andy was like "WHAT IF you dyed Gil" and i of course shot that down on, ya know, pet abuse even though he was kidding but yeah ? and you're welcome! I think this one is a #blameLitsy although I used to showcase this one when I maintained the gender studies aisle at my store ??? 3y
WordWaller @readingEnvy that's so crazy and sad. I agree, this book is so important!! 3y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
The Missing | Melanie Florence
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Heartbreaking to see this teenage Cree girl find out about the extent of the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. But she's gonna fight. #BooksFightHate

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WordWaller
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Haymarket Books, who you might know as the indie publisher of Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark, just published this list of "The Stop Trump Reading List": http://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/15-the-stop-trump-reading-list-from-haymarke.... Definitely can be added to our #overthis and #booksfighthate lists. ✊?✊?✊?✊??

SharonGoforth Awesome! 3y
BookishFeminist 💓 thanks! Adding! Several of these already on the list 😀 3y
WordWaller @bookishfeminist you're welcome! Haymarket is 👌 3y
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Kitta Hope in the Dark is free today from them! Link is on my last post 😁. I ❤️ Haymarket Books 3y
WordWaller @kitta oh, I thought that deal was over! I downloaded it last week!! (: 3y
Kitta It's still running though I'm not sure for how long! I can't wait to get started on it. 😊 3y
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WordWaller
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This book is so good and so needed right now. I'm growing more aware of how posting that I'm reading stuff like this might look like "ally theater" (something I want to avoid), and I see how continuing to share the effects of racism and white supremacy can be hard for those who hurt from it to see. There are so many facets to all things in life, and knowing how both sides see the issue is important. I'm working on it.

courtney I think at this time "ally theater" may not be as discernible. There's just been a major upset in our country and I think there will definitely be an influx of people trying to read and gain a better understanding about how these things affect their friends/neighbors. One of the best things about reading books is gaining a perspective of and empathy for perspectives that aren't our own and that's awesome! 3y
Notafraidofwords ❤️️ 3y
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WordWaller @Courtney that's true, you're right, and thanks for that! I also think that's the best thing about reading books and it's why I'm a bookseller. Hopefully moving forward we will all continue to learn more about standing with one another, even those who don't read (or maybe this has driven them to pick up a book!) 3y
courtney I hope so, too! 🙌🏻📚 3y
LauraBeth If there's knowledge that I've learned about myself from this election - it's that I have been living in an echo chamber that I designed. I need to leave my bubble and gain insight and understanding for people who don't think like me 3y
moranadatter I think of it this way. We're in a community of people who read talking about what we're reading. There may be some people performing what they read, but that's a little harder to pull off. I hadn't heard of this book & I might not have had you not posted. If I (or another follower) pick up the book, you used your platform to elevate the voice of that author. You might get some likes, but the point was to use your platform to promote the book. 3y
WordWaller @LauraBeth yep, I feel that. I think college especially wasn't that great for me. The past year has been terrible but yet oh so eye opening, and that's so necessary. I think I'll look back on 2016 with gratefulness for that but a motivation to never have another year like this 3y
WordWaller @kmdartist That's so well said, and thank you for saying that. I get really self conscious about everything I do when I read blogs by POC especially, because I want to be doing the RIGHT thing to stand in solidarity but I'm also a huge reader, and this is basically my platform for spreading the word of books, like all of us. 3y
moranadatter Thanks. I struggle with this too. I think a big part of ally theater is performing to someone else's audience or intruding on someone else's space and making it all about you. If you were to put the content of this post in the comments section of someone else's post, for example. 3y
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theshrinkette
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On sale today on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc!

Also, please check out the #BooksFightHate tag on Twitter for awesome #ownvoices recs.

Beachesnbooks I really enjoyed this book 3y
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