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Abeo is a bookseller at Charis, a recent college graduate, a poet, and the Executive Assistant at Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative. They've wanted to work at Charis since the first time they visited the store in middle school and it still feels a bit surreal that they are finally able to now. In college, they studied Women's Studies and Creative Writing. They are a writer and a recovering avid reader (academia really did a number on them). They have a Libra sun & moon and a Sagittarius rising. They will read just about anything- from queer theory- but some of their favorite genres are Young Adult, Queer Romance, Black Sci-Fi/Black Speculative Fiction, and Autobiograpies. Holiday Gift Guide: YA LGBTQIA* Romance with Non-White Leads


















Assata: An Autobiography Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J.

Honey Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others

A LibraryReads Pick

"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."

The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525541622
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021


"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine

Bloodchild and Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781583226988
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 4th, 2005

A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world.

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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250294623
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Square Fish - January 1st, 2023

Instant New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2018
TIME Top 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2018
NPR's Book Concierge 2018 Great Reads List
Buzzfeed's 24 Best YA Books of 2018
Bustle's Top 25 Best Young Adults Books of 2018
2018 Kirkus Prize Finalist

Don't Call Us Dead: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977856
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2017

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection

“[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”—
The New Yorker

Feminist, Queer, Crip Cover Image
ISBN: 9780253009340
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Published: Indiana University Press - May 16th, 2013

In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit.