Rise to the Challenge Book DiscussionMonday August 14, 2023
6:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Banned Book Discussion
2nd Mondays at 6:30 pm
A book group for adults to read and discuss books that have been challenged and/or banned. Copies of the book are available at the library. Registration is recommended but not required. Facilitated by Librarian Anna Cierocki.
"Gender Queer" by Maia Kobabe
In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.
Started as a way to explain to eir 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.
Location: Marble Table in Fiction
to go to the Kent Memorial Library