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Disability Pride Month 2024

Celebrate Disabled
Voices & Stories

July is Disability Pride Month, a time to honor and celebrate the achievements, history, and experiences of the disabled community. Originating from the first Disability Pride Day in Boston in 1990, the same year the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, this month-long celebration promotes visibility and understanding of disabilities. It encourages people to embrace and respect diversity, highlighting the importance of inclusivity in all aspects of society.

To commemorate Disability Pride Month, we have curated a list of essential books that offer unique perspectives on disability. These works, ranging from memoirs and novels to informative non-fiction, provide valuable insights into the lives of disabled individuals, their challenges, triumphs, and the richness of their experiences. Whether you’re looking to deepen your understanding or seeking inspiring stories, this book list is the perfect resource for celebrating Disability Pride Month.


Nonfiction & Memoirs

Disability Visibility (paperback) cover image
Being Heumann (Paperback) cover image
Disfigured (Paperback) cover image
 
Being Seen (Paperback) cover image
 
A Brief History of Time (Paperback) cover image
Demystifying Disability (Hardcover) cover image
 
 
 

Fiction

All the Light We Cannot See (Paperback) cover image
Fourth Wing (Hardcover) cover image
True Biz (Paperback) cover image
 
Fractured Fables (Paperback) cover image
 
The Sign For Home (Paperback) cover image
Out on a Limb (Paperback) cover image
 
 
 

Young Adult

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Hardcover) cover image
Wonder (Hardcover) cover image
Unbroken (Hardcover) cover image
 
The Extraordinaries (Paperback) cover image
 
Iron Widow (Paperback) cover image
Out of My Mind (Paperback) cover image
 
 
 

Children's

El Deafo (Paperback) cover image
I Am A Masterpiece (Hardcover) cover image
Henry, Link Always (Hardcover) cover image
 
A Day With No Words (Hardcover) cover image
 
Everybody Has a Body (Hardcover) cover image
Show Me a Sign (Paperback) cover image
 
 
 

Poetry

Please Do Not Touch This Exhibit (Paperback) cover image
Cyborg Detective (Paperback) cover image
Deaf Republic (Paperback) cover image
 
Tonguebreaker (Paperback) cover image
 
Wound From the Mouth of a Wound (Paperback) image
The Perseverance (Paperback) cover image
 
 
 

Read with Pride

June marks the celebration of Pride Month, a time dedicated to honoring the LGBTQ+ community, its history, and the progress made towards equality. The origins of Pride Month trace back to the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, a pivotal event that ignited the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Over the decades, Pride Month has grown into a global phenomenon, celebrating the diversity, resilience, and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community.

In honor of Pride, we are thrilled to present a curated selection of books that celebrate LGBTQ+ voices and stories. Whether you’re looking to delve into the history of the movement, enjoy heartwarming tales of love and identity, or explore thought-provoking works on social justice, our collection has something for everyone.


New Releases & Featured Titles

The Other Olympians cover image
See Loss See Also Love cover image
The Guncle Abroad cover image
 
Out in the World cover image
 
We Are Everywhere cover image
Cinema Love cover image
 
 
 

Now Available in Paperback

Big Swiss cover image
Rosewater cover image
Triple Sec cover image
 
Cicadas Sing of Summer Graves cover image
 
A Little Life cover image
Afterparties cover image
 
 
 


Poetry

Time is a Mother cover image
All the Flowers Kneeling cover image
If They Come For Us cover image
 
Woke Up No Light cover image
 
Pigcover image
Oceanic cover image
 
 
 

Staff Picks

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Young Mungo By Douglas Stuart Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802162120
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - March 21st, 2023

"I loved this complex and thoughtful coming of age story set in 1990’s Glasgow which, even though far from the Troubles in Belfast, has a history of Protestant and Catholic conflict. Mungo struggles with the local bully who is also his older brother, a mother with her own dreams and desires, and keeping his sexuality hidden. Young Mungo is beautifully written with distinctive voices and characters." -Cathy, Atlanta


Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, celebrated each May, honors the profound contributions and rich histories of AAPI communities in the United States. This month-long celebration provides an opportunity to reflect on the significant impact AAPI individuals have had in various fields, from the arts and sciences to Civil Rights. It also highlights the vibrant cultures and traditions that AAPI communities bring to the American Mosaic.

To further appreciate these contributions, explore books by AAPI authors such as Real Americans by Rachel Khong, Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So, and Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, each offering unique perspectives on AAPI experiences. Additionally, savor the culinary richness of AAPI cultures with cookbooks like First Generation by Grankie Gaw or The Wok by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt.


New Releases & Featured Titles

888 Love and the Divine Burden of Numbers cover image
See Loss See Also Love cover image
Daughters of Shandong cover image
 
The Manicurist's Daughter cover image
 
Women of Good Fortune cover image
Real Americans cover image
 
 
 

Now Available in Paperback

Happiness Falls cover image
Hula cover image
How to End a Love Story cover image
 
Crying in H Mart cover image
 
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy cover image
Afterparties cover image
 
 
 


Poetry

Time is a Mother cover image
All the Flowers Kneeling cover image
My Baby First Birthday cover image
 
The World Keeps Ending and the World Goes On cover image
 
Obit cover image
Oceanic cover image
 
 
 

Culture & Food

A Day in Tokyo cover image
First Generation cover image
Koreaworld cover image
 
Corky Lee's Asian America cover image
 
Tiffy Cooks cover image
The Wok cover image
 
 
 

Staff Picks

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Iron Widow (Book 1) By Xiran Jay Zhao Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780735269958
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tundra Books - February 28th, 2023

"Iron Widow is the Chinese feminist mecha book that I didn’t realize I needed in my life. Inspired by the only female emperor in China, Xiran Jay Zhao crafts an enthralling story about giant monster invaders and the monsters that were created to defend against them called Chrysalises. Iron Widow is the tale of the male pilots who are treated like celebrities and the female concubine “co-pilots” who are sacrificed due to the strain on their minds during the battles. Of a female, Wu Zetian, who is not content with playing the role of a subservient sacrifice and fights to overthrow the system even as she is attacked and threatened by the men in power. With fascinating characters who overcome their limits and the societal codes around them, impressive action-packed battles, and ample surprises; Iron Widow is a raw and empowering book that will stay with me for a long time." -Rebecca, Atlanta


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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy: A Novel By Jamie Ford Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982158224
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2023

"My favorite author, Jamie Ford, who wrote Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, has outdone himself! The Many Daughters of Afong Moy spans the years between 1834 and 2045, and is a very emotional examination of epigenetics. The trauma inflicted on Afong seems to manifest itself throughout several generations, however, Dorothy is determined to break the cycle and learns that her past is the key to the future." -Sandra, Seattle


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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984898951
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2023

"Michelle Zauner’s memoir is a loving tribute to her Korean American upbringing, love of Korean Food, and most importantly the bond with her exacting Korean mother who passed away from cancer as Zauner was finding her way in the world by starting her band, Japanese Breakfast.  It’s a wonderful & heartbreaking mother-daughter story." -Cathy, Atlanta


Celebrate Women's Voices for Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements women have made, and a recognition of their hard-fought progress and historic moments over the course of history. Whether you are looking to educate yourself on the powerful women who have shaped the world, engross yourself in the poetic musings of some of literature’s most influential figures, or open yourself up to a whole world of women’s literature, we have the recommendations for you below.


Stories of Extraordinary Women

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Normal Women cover image
Educated cover image
 
The Exceptions cover image
 
The Light We Carry cover image
Career Forward cover image
 
 
 

Contemporary Women's Fiction

Lessons in Chemistry cover image
No Better Time cover image
Anita de Monte Laughs Last cover image
 
The Hidden Life of Cecily Larson cover image
 
The Women cover image
Sisters of Belfast cover image
 
 
 

Staff Picks

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The Hurting Kind By Ada Limón Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781639550494
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - May 10th, 2022

Ada Limón is a gleefully welcoming poet, accessible to all of us, everyday readers. This is her pandemic collection of sorts: you will find transcribed in these pages some of what you felt in those days of strange, connected isolation, as in the wonderful poem "Not the Saddest Thing in the World".  Yet Limón‘s landscape of emotions is much vaster and has room for wide-ranging observation. As an immigrant, I resonated with "Joint Custody", which actually reflects on being a child of divorced parents ("I have two brains now..."). I saw my most human flaws contained in "If I Should Fail" ("know I stared long into fractures..."). If beauty and truth inspire you, dive in and take time here, in paused discovery of these always engaging creations.

— Jordi Martin-Consuegra, Chief Executive Officer, Hudson


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Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden By Camille T. Dungy Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982195304
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 2nd, 2023

Soil is Dungey’s multilayered narrative of cultivating her Colorado garden. Both implicitly and explicitly political, it is an impassioned and galvanizing blend of nature writing, memoir, social criticism and environmental justice, all synthesized through the sensibility of a gifted poet. Much as I imagine the author’s garden to be, Soil is beautiful and nourishing. I especially enjoyed listening to Dungey’s audio version. Soil is truly a work of art.

— Sara, Connecticut


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How to Say Babylon: A Memoir By Safiya Sinclair Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982132330
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 37 Ink - October 3rd, 2023

Safiya gives us a unique look into a Rastafarian upbringing were the men in the household dictate the family rules. Even in a culture that tries to make women small HTSB shows how the power of books and education can expand the opportunities of anyone who wants to escape a cycle of family trauma.

— Justin, Atlanta


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