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A Safe Girl to Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627290050
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Published: Topside Press - May 5th, 2014

This collection of short stories rightfully won the Lambda Literary Award for transgender fiction. Casey Plett talks about her changing relationships to friends, family, sex and more as a young trans woman moving between Brooklyn, Canada, bars, bedrooms, and everywhere in between.    

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Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822360315
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Published: Duke University Press - August 7th, 2015

Eli Clare is well-known for writing about the intersections between disability and queerness. Exile and Pride is essential for anyone interested in those two topics and charts Eli's experiences growing up in a rural environment as a white, queer, disabled, trans and working class person.    

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Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, Second Edition Cover Image
By Eric A. Stanley (Editor), Nat Smith (Editor), Cece McDonald (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781849352345
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Published: AK Press - October 27th, 2015

This is a groundbreaking book about the relationship between trans people, the prison industrial complex, and how state violence permeates our every day lives. Contributors include CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett, Chelsea Manning, Dean Spade, and other trans activists and academics. 

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ISBN: 9780822963837
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 9th, 2015

Nate Marshall is one of Chicago's best poets. This book is a long love song to the city, especially to the South Side.