Program Type:Book Club
Join the Sheboygan County LGBTQ Alliance for a book discussion series brought to you in partnership with Mead Library highlighting the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. Each month a different book covering a unique perspective on the queer experience will prompt deep, thought-provoking, and inspiring conversations for people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and straight allies alike. And if you don't know how you identify, but have a good faith desire to learn with curiosity and humility- we welcome you too. Join us for this facilitated book club that celebrates and explores queer life, love, and liberation. Books and discussions in this club may contain mature themes and language.
Here's the Summer/Fall lineup. Click the book titles to see a brief description:
June 2: The Secret to Superhuman Strength (2021) by Alison Bechdel
July 7: Pet (2019) by Awkaeke Emizi
August 4: The Art of Fielding (2011) by Chad Harbach
September 1: The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I've Had): A Memoir (2021) by Sophie Santos
October 6: More Happy Than Not (2015) by Adam Silvera
November 3: Gender Queer: A Memoir (2019) 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 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.
Each title is available at the first floor desk of Mead Library one month in advance of discussion.