Want to learn more about social justice, but don’t know where to start? Join us at BPL’s Social Justice Book Club, now in its second year! Meeting monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month, this group will seek to create a brave space for learning and sharing a variety of perspectives. For PRIDE Month, we will read Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe.
Maia’s autobiography in graphic memoir form charts a journey of self-identity, which includes the confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma of a gynecologist appointment. Started as a way to explain to Maia’s family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.
Please call Prosser or McMahon Wintonbury to reserve a copy of the book, or read the ebook on Hoopla. You must provide your email address at registration to receive the Zoom link. Your Registration Confirmation Notice includes the Zoom link for the program. All participants will start with video off and sound muted. No computer/internet at home? Call the Library for the phone number, meeting ID and password, and join us over the phone.