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Men and masculine people often come to Charis seeking resources to better understand themselves and the roles they can play in dismantling the system of patriarchy that harms people of all genders. We know that even within so-called progressive and movement spaces, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia can undermine and harm our collective goals and damage our community members. As we seek to imagine and build systems of accountability and safety outside of police and prisons, we must also build understanding, competance, and trust within our communities around the goal of ending gender-based oppression and violence. Because there is no single story about manhood or masculinity we offer a range of books across a range of titles--from sociology to fiction to memoir to poetry. We have even included a few children's books. Some of these titles study men and masculinity and seek to offer some ideas about what a healthy masculinity that does not require the oppression of women for its definition might look and feel like. Some of these titles, especially the memoirs, fiction, and poetry, explore how men have reckoned with their relationships to patriarchal culture and what they have lost or gained in the process. No matter where you begin, you are sure to find yourself reflected somewhere in these pages and in good company. 

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743456081
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Published: Washington Square Press - December 21st, 2004

Everyone needs to love and be loved -- even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving.


The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640093850
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 14th, 2020

Based on the provocative and popular New York Times op-ed, this memoir alternates between the examination of a working-class upbringing and a cultural analysis of the historical, psychological, and sociological sources that make up the roots of toxic masculinity and its impact on society.


Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*

In this powerful, provocative, and universally lau


Raising Boys to Be Good Men: A Parent's Guide to Bringing up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity Cover Image
$22.49
ISBN: 9781510749412
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Published: Skyhorse - June 16th, 2020

"If you are the parent of a boy . . . this is the book you need . . .


Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration Cover Image
By Robert Alexander Innes (Editor), Kim Anderson (Editor)
$28.76
ISBN: 9780887557903
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Published: University of Manitoba Press - November 30th, 2015

The sixteen essays in Robert Alexander Innes and Kim Anderson’s Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration explore the complex and diverse experiences of Indigenous men and those who assert Indigenous masculine identities.


Boy oh Boy: From boys to men, be inspired by 30 coming-of-age stories of sportsmen, artists, politicians, educators and scientists Cover Image
By Cliff Leek, Bene Rohlmann (Illustrator)
$20.69
ISBN: 9781786038753
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - April 2nd, 2019

Meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history.


Apocalypse Man: The Death Drive and the Rhetoric of White Masculine Victimhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814255780
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Published: Ohio State University Press - April 7th, 2020

Exemplified by President Donald J. Trump’s slogan “Make American Great Again,” white masculinity has become increasingly organized around melancholic attachments to an imagined past when white men were still atop the social hierarchy. How and why are white men increasingly identifying as victims of social, economic, and political change?


Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807872260
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 1st, 2011

Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E.


Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501131738
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Published: Scribner - February 4th, 2020

“A vibrant memoir of race, violence, family, and manhood…a virtuosic wail of a book” (The Boston Globe), Survival Math calculates how award-winning author Mitchell S.


Dear Universe: Letters of Affirmation & Empowerment for All of Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780615772141
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Published: Micheal Todd Books - April 13th, 2013

Boyhood, Growing Up Male: A Multicultural Anthology Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780299157548
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - March 15th, 1998

By turns touching, funny, poignant, and painful, Boyhood chronicles the road to manhood through the personal narratives and poems of accomplished writers from around the world. Contributors include Shepherd Bliss, Robert Bly, Edward Field, John Gilgun, Fred Wei-han Ho, Terry A. Kupers, Rakesh Ratti, John Silva, Malidoma P.


Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (City Lights/Sister Spit) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872866249
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Published: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - September 9th, 2014

Winner - Best Transgender Nonfiction - 2015 Lambda Literary Awards

Best Books of 2014 - Publishers Weekly

Best Books of 2014 - NPR Books

Best Nonficton Books of 2014 - Kirkus Reviews

10 Best Transgender Non-Fiction Books - Advocate


Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568589770
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Published: Bold Type Books - October 3rd, 2017

An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history.


Traps Cover Image
By Rudolph P. Byrd (Editor), Beverly Guy Sheftall (Editor)
$30.80
ISBN: 9780253214485
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Published: Indiana University Press - November 9th, 2001

"This is a valuable project. The editors are excellent, well-known scholars, and activists in the academy." --Darlene Clark Hine


The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781402204012
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 1st, 2006

Praise for The Macho Paradox
"An honest, intellectually rigorous and insightful work that challenges readers to truly engage in a political discourse that can change lives, communities and nations."
--Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes


The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439911846
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Published: Temple University Press - October 19th, 2014

New Third Edition!

The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson's response to the pain and confusion that men and women experience by living with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn't, how it works, and what gets in the way of understanding and doing something about it.


Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women Cover Image
$36.25
ISBN: 9780199338771
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 2nd, 2015

What does it mean for men to join with women as allies in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence? Based on life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists aged 22 to 70, Some Men explores the strains and tensions of men's work as feminist allies.


For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250196248
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 10th, 2019

A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For The Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved.


Amateur: A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501168758
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Published: Scribner - May 14th, 2019

*Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction
*Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award
*Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize

One of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018, and 52 Insight’s Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018

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Brother to Brother: New Writing by Black Gay Men Cover Image
By Essex Hemphill (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780978625115
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Published: Redbone Press - March 1st, 2007

Literary Nonfiction. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Winner of a Lambda Literary Award. BROTHER TO BROTHER, begun by Joseph Beam and completed by Essex Hemphill after Beam's death in 1988, is a collection of now-classic literary work by black gay male writers. Originally published in 1991 and out of print for several years, BROTHER TO BROTHER is a community of voices, Hemphill writes.


Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735213463
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017

The New York Times bestselling memoir about identity, love and understanding. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton. “Every sentence of the story will stir your soul” (O Magazine).
 


I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684835396
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Published: Scribner - March 2nd, 1998

A bestseller for over 20 years, I Don’t Want to Talk About It is a groundbreaking and hopeful guide to understanding and destigmatizing male depression, essential not only for men who may be suffering but for the people who love them.

Twenty years of experience treating men and their families has convinced psychotherapist Terrence Real that depression is a silent epidemi


I'm Afraid of Men Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735235939
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Published: Penguin Canada - August 28th, 2018

Named a Best Book by: The Globe and Mail, Indigo, Out Magazine, Audible, CBC, Apple, Quill & Quire, Kirkus Reviews, Brooklyn Public Library, Writers’ Trust of Canada, Autostraddle, Bitch, and BookRiot.

Finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award, Transgender Nonfiction
Nominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award


Black Male Outsider: Teaching as a Pro-Feminist Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780791473023
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Published: State University of New York Press - January 10th, 2008

This fascinating book traces the development of the author's consciousness as a black male pro-feminist professor. Gary L. Lemons explores the meaning of black male feminism by examining his experiences at the New York City college where he taught for more than a decade--a small, private, liberal arts college where the majority of the students were white and female.


We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780415969277
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Published: Routledge - November 14th, 2003

"When women get together and talk about men, the news is almost always bad news," writes bell hooks. "If the topic gets specific and the focus is on black men, the news is even worse."


Real Man Adventures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938073755
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Published: McSweeney's - November 26th, 2013

T Cooper's Real Man Adventures is not a memoir. It's an adventure story--and one packed with all the requisite dark alleys, disguises, leading ladies, and plot twists.


Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture Cover Image
By Amos Mac (Editor), Rocco Kayiatos (Editor), Tiq Milan (Introduction by)
$31.46
ISBN: 9781936932597
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Published: Amethyst Editions - June 11th, 2019

A dynamic celebration of trans male culture, this essential collection makes visible a decade of FTM and transmasculine experiences.

"A decade's worth of unfiltered conversations, radical art, and cultural shifts." --Them.


Is Masculinity Toxic?: A Primer for the 21st Century (The Big Idea Series) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780500295021
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 8th, 2019

This timely title weighs masculinity’s capacity for good against its potential for destruction in the context of contemporary debates on the topic.


The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781640091191
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - January 15th, 2019

"For too long the struggle for the rights of women and girls was seen as women's business. Of course, it's equally men's business and stops being such a struggle when it's seen that way. This reframing gives us a chance to understand violence against women as deeply toxic for us all." --Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women


Ain't I a Feminist?: African American Men Speak Out on Fatherhood, Friendship, Forgiveness, and Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780791475683
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Published: State University of New York Press - August 28th, 2008

Ain't I a Feminist? presents the life stories of twenty African American men who identify themselves as feminists, centering on the turning points in their lives that shaped and strengthened their commitment to feminism, as well as the ways they practice feminism with women, children, and other men. In her analysis, Aaronette M.


Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674725324
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Published: Harvard University Press - October 15th, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Gold Medal in Science, Independent Publisher Book Awards

Testosterone is not what you think it is, and it is decidedly not a "male sex hormone." Here is the debunking life story of a molecule we thought we all knew.


Are Men Animals?: How Modern Masculinity Sells Men Short Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541699588
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Published: Basic Books - November 12th, 2019

"Boys will be boys," the saying goes -- but what does that actually mean? A leading anthropologist investigates

Why do men behave the way they do? Is it their male brains? Surging testosterone? From vulgar locker-room talk to mansplaining to sexual harassment, society is too quick to explain male behavior in terms of biology.


The Prettiest Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938235627
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Published: Hub City Press - May 19th, 2020

One of 2020's most acclaimed books. A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2020 - One of O Magazine's Best LGBT Books of 2020 - A Finalist for the Southern Book Prize - One of the Women's National Book Association's 2020 Great Group Reads Selections - EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - BookRiot - Lambda Literary's - Salon - BookPage's - Garden & Gun's - Logo NewNowNext's


Pass with Care: Memoirs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948340212
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Published: Dottir Press - June 9th, 2020

FEATURED IN PUBLISHERS WEEKLY's "STILL HERE, STILL QUEER: LBGTQ BOOKS 2020"

FEATURED IN BOOK RIOT'S "INDIE PRESS ROUND-UP: 10 GREAT NEW RELEASES FOR SUMMER"


The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593135327
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Published: Rodale Books - September 24th, 2019

Standing between you and the man you CAN be is one thing: The Mask of Masculinity. 


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*


A Little Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR


No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568589404
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Published: Bold Type Books - February 19th, 2019

From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir.


Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804773010
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Published: Stanford University Press - May 9th, 2012

Depictions of Asian American men as effeminate or asexual pervade popular movies. Hollywood has made clear that Asian American men lack the qualities inherent to the heroic heterosexual male. This restricting, circumscribed vision of masculinity--a straitjacketing, according to author Celine Parre as Shimizu--aggravates Asian American male sexual problems both on and off screen.


Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520271487
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Published: University of California Press - November 1st, 2011

High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J.


East Meets Black Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781628462050
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - February 17th, 2015

East Meets Black examines the making and remaking of race and masculinity through the racialization of Asian and black men, an important means to secure class and racial privilege, wealth, and status in the post-civil rights era. The making of race and masculinity seems quite a moralizing comparison, for Asian and black men in neoliberal America are cast by white supremacy as oppositional.


Beyond Machismo: Intersectional Latino Masculinities (Chicana Matters) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781477308776
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Published: University of Texas Press - March 1st, 2016

Long considered a pervasive value of Latino cultures both south and north of the US border, machismo--a hypermasculinity that obliterates any other possible influences on men's attitudes and behavior--is still used to define Latino men and boys in the larger social narrative.


Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345471857
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 1st, 1995

In a world that thrives on aggression and physical force, male violence has become an all-too-frequent response to the frustrations and anxieties that fill men's lives. As a result, the lives of women and children have suffered dramatically, as society has come to tolerate their victimization.


Voice Male: The Untold Story of the Pro-Feminist Men's Movement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566560023
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Published: Interlink Books - November 15th, 2017

Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781592408078
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Published: Avery - November 5th, 2013

Inspired by the award-winning poet and actor’s acclaimed one-man play, a powerful coming-of-age memoir that reimagines masculinity for the twenty-first-century male.


New Black Man: Tenth Anniversary Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781138792586
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Published: Routledge - February 23rd, 2015

Ten years ago, Mark Anthony Neal's New Black Man put forth a revolutionary model of Black masculinity for the twenty-first century-one that moved beyond patriarchy to embrace feminism and combat homophobia. Now, Neal's book is more vital than ever, urging us to imagine a New Black Man whose strength resides in family, community, and diversity.


Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822326366
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Published: Duke University Press - March 20th, 2001

Racial Castration, the first book to bring together the fields of Asian American studies and psychoanalytic theory, explores the role of sexuality in racial formation and the place of race in sexual identity. David L.


Masculinity and Its Challenges in India: Essays on Changing Perceptions Cover Image
By Rohit K. Dasgupta (Editor), K. Moti Gokulsing (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780786472246
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Published: McFarland & Company - December 20th, 2013

This volume of new interdisciplinary essays provides insights into the emerging field of masculinities and the challenges it poses to the Indian male.


Native Men Remade: Gender and Nation in Contemporary Hawai'i Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822343219
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Published: Duke University Press - October 20th, 2008

Many indigenous Hawaiian men have felt profoundly disempowered by the legacies of colonization and by the tourist industry, which, in addition to occupying a great deal of land, promotes a feminized image of Native Hawaiians (evident in the ubiquitous figure of the dancing hula girl).


Progressive Black Masculinities? Cover Image
By Athena D. Mutua (Editor)
$53.85
ISBN: 9780415976879
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Published: Routledge - September 28th, 2006

In the struggle for pride and political agency, the imperative to 'be a man' has been central to the lives of black males. Yet, what it means to be a black man-in terms of both racial and gender identity-has been subject to continual debate in public and academic spheres alike.


The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393357554
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 26th, 2019

“Fierce and refreshing.”— Carlos Lozada, Washington Post


On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! 


Masculinities in Chinese History (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442222342
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - August 28th, 2013

Masculinities in Chinese History is the first historical survey of the many ways men have acted, thought, and behaved throughout China's long past. Bret Hinsch introduces readers to the basic characteristics of historical Chinese masculinity while highlighting the dynamic changes in male identity over the centuries.


A Taste of Honey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765390042
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Published: Tor.com - October 25th, 2016

A Taste of Honey is the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus finalist novella that N. K. Jemisin calls "a love story as painful as it is beautiful and complex". Find out why Wired named it one of the 20 Best Books of the Decade!


We Are the Work Cover Image
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Published: Trafford Publishing - January 8th, 2014

"We Are The Work" is about how Men Stopping Violence (MSV), a small, social justice nonprofit, got to do big things, about the intriguing characters that formed and were informed by MSV's mission, about how men and women learned to work in solidarity to address men's violence against women (VAW), about their successes and failures, the lessons which became the Core Principles that guide their work


Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

Named one of the Best Books of the Century by New York Magazine

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones, Sing, Unburied, Sing) contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the risk of being a black man in the rural South.


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062684318
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Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

A Finalist for the NAACP Image Award

A Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

An NPR Best Book of the Year


The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism Within Us Slave Culture (Sexual Cultures #34) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814794623
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Published: New York University Press - June 27th, 2014

Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies Award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation

Unearths connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture that has largely been ignored until now


The Only Good Indians Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982136451
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 14th, 2020

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER
A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year
“One of 2020’s buzziest horror novels.” —Entertainment Weekly
A “Most Anticipated Books of Summer” selection in Esquire, Elle, Vulture, Time, AV Club, Bustle, and Literary Hub


Nature Poem Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941040638
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Published: Tin House Books - May 9th, 2017

A book-length poem about how an American Indian writer can’t bring himself to write about nature, but is forced to reckon with colonial-white stereotypes, manifest destiny, and his own identity as an young, queer, urban-dwelling poet.

A Best Book of the Year at BuzzFeed, Interview, and more.

 


Masculindians: Conversations about Indigenous Manhood (American Indian Studies) Cover Image
By Sam McKegney (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781611861297
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Published: Michigan State University Press - March 1st, 2014

Between October 2010 and August 2013, Sam McKegney conducted interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood.


A Visitation of Spirits: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375703973
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Published: Vintage - January 25th, 2000

Horace Cross, the 16-year-old descendent of slaves and deacons of the church, spends a horror-filled spring night wrestling with the demons and angels of his brief life. Brilliant, popular, and the bright promise of his elders, Horace struggles with the guilt of discovering who he is, a young man attracted to other men and yearning to escape the narrow confines of Tim's Creek.


American Manhood: Transformations In Masculinity From The Revolution To The Modern Era Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465001699
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Published: Basic Books - May 13th, 1994

In the first comprehensive history of American manhood, E. Anthony Rotundo sweeps away the groundless assumptions and myths that inform the current fascination with men's lives.


Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities (Postmillennial Pop) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814758366
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Published: New York University Press - April 22nd, 2013

Mark Anthony Neal's Looking for Leroy is an engaging and provocative analysis of the complex ways in which black masculinity has been read and misread through contemporary American popular culture. Neal argues that black men and boys are bound, in profound ways, to and by their legibility.


Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.


Nobody Knows My Name (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679744733
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays -- "passionate, probing, controversial" (The Atlantic) -- examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers.


Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta (New Southern Studies) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820328904
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Published: University of Georgia Press - February 25th, 2007

This pathbreaking study of region, race, and gender reveals how we underestimate the South's influence on the formation of black masculinity at the national level. Many negative stereotypes of black men--often contradictory ones--have emerged from the ongoing historical traumas initiated by slavery. Are black men emasculated and submissive or hypersexed and violent?


Affirmative Reaction: New Formations of White Masculinity (New Americanists) Cover Image
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Published: Duke University Press - February 1st, 2011

Affirmative Reaction explores the cultural politics of heteronormative white masculine privilege in the United States.


Transforming Manhood: A trans man's quest to build bridges and knock down walls Cover Image
By Ryan K. Sallans, Erika Block (Designed by), Stephanie Finnegan (Editor)
$19.95
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Published: Scout Publishing LLC - September 24th, 2019

Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America Cover Image
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - March 19th, 2019

Daring new theories of masculinity, built from a large and geographically diverse interview study of transgender men
 

American masculinity is being critiqued, questioned, and reinterpreted for a new era. In Men in Place Miriam J. Abelson makes an original contribution to this conversation through in-depth interviews with trans men in the U.S.


Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality Cover Image
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Published: University of Chicago Press - February 15th, 2011

The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars. Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions.


Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and Connection Cover Image
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - October 13th, 2020

"A wonderful book for thinking about how to release ourselves from crippling processes. It's time for men--and for all of us--to stand up and say, 'Give us back our full humanity, give us back our dignity.'"
--Paul Gilbert, PhD, author of The Compassionate Mind


Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity (Law, Meaning, And Violence) Cover Image
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Published: University of Michigan Press - July 20th, 2020

Black males are disproportionately "in trouble" and suspended from the nation’s school systems.


Trans Men in the South: Becoming Men Cover Image
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Published: Lexington Books - January 23rd, 2020

Through the voices of 51 trans men, Baker A. Rogers analyzes what it means to be a trans man in the southeastern United States. Rogers argues that the common themes that pervade trans men's experiences in the South are complicated by other intersecting identities, such as sexuality, religion, race, class, and place.


Fire Shut Up in My Bones Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2015

New York Times Notable Book | Lambda Literary Award Winner | Long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award

“Charles Blow is the James Baldwin of our age.” — Washington Blade

“[An] exquisite memoir . . .


After #metoo: Feminism, Patriarchy, Toxic Masculinity and Sundry Cultural Delights (Societas) Cover Image
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Published: Societas - March 3rd, 2020

In After #MeToo, Gerard Casey provides a critical assessment of the #MeToo movement, situating it in the context of the radical feminism of which it is just the latest manifestation. Apart from its legitimating an indiscriminate attack on men and masculinity, Casey argues that the #MeToo movement has exposed a conceptual fault-line in radical feminist anthropology.


Dangerous Masculinity: Fatherhood, Race, and Security Inside America's Prisons (Critical Issues in Crime and Society) Cover Image
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Published: Rutgers University Press - September 6th, 2019

For incarcerated fathers, prison rather than work mediates access to their families. Prison rules and staff regulate phone privileges, access to writing materials, and visits. Perhaps even more important are the ways in which the penal system shapes men’s gender performances.


Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing Cover Image
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Published: University of Chicago Press - March 7th, 2014

African American men who have sex with men while maintaining a heterosexual lifestyle in public are attracting increasing interest from both the general media and scholars.


Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family Cover Image
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Published: Scribner - February 4th, 2020

“A vibrant memoir of race, violence, family, and manhood…a virtuosic wail of a book” (The Boston Globe), Survival Math calculates how award-winning author Mitchell S.


Ubuntu Relational Love: Decolonizing Black Masculinities Cover Image
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Published: University of Manitoba Press - October 18th, 2019

Ubuntu is a Bantu term meaning humanity. It is also a philosophical and ethical system of thought, from which definitions of humanness, togetherness, and social politics of difference arise. Devi Dee Mucina is a Black Indigenous Ubuntu man.


There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2019

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY NPR AND THE NEW YORK TIMES
PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK


Meet Me There: Normal Sex & Home in Three Days. Don't Wash. Cover Image
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Published: Belladonna* - May 1st, 2019

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. MEET ME THERE is a paired republication of Normal Sex (Firebrand Books, 1994) and Home in three days. Don't wash. (Hard Press, 1996). In the present edition, the texts are accompanied by a new introduction and poem by Samuel Ace, and by a collection of short essays and reflections on Ace and Smukler's poetics.


The Tradition Cover Image
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR POETRY

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

"100 Notable Books of the Year," The New York Times Book Review


Red Dirt Revival: a poetic memoir in 6 Breaths Cover Image
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Published: Red Dirt Publishing - June 28th, 2014

Red Dirt Revival: a poetic memoir in 6 Breaths is a collection that offers personal meditations that speaks to vastly diverse and often unanticipated audiences, naming vital specifics and moving to the poetic universality of pain and redemption.


A Single Man: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) Cover Image
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 11th, 2013

Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours.


Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working-Class South (American Lives ) Cover Image
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2019

In Meander Belt M. Randal O’Wain offers a reflection on how a working-class boy from Memphis, Tennessee, came to fall in love with language, reading, writing, and the larger world outside of the American South.


Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities (Latinx Pop Culture) Cover Image
By Arturo J. Aldama (Editor), Frederick Luis Aldama (Editor)
$38.50
ISBN: 9780816539369
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Published: University of Arizona Press - September 8th, 2020

Latinx hypersexualized lovers or kingpin predators pulsate from our TVs, smartphones, and Hollywood movie screens. Tweets from the executive office brand Latinxs as bad-hombre hordes and marauding rapists and traffickers. A-list Anglo historical figures like Billy the Kid haunt us with their toxic masculinities.


Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity Cover Image
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Published: Harper - January 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform Cover Image
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Published: AK Press - January 31st, 2012


Gay culture has become a nightmare of consumerism, whether it's an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, or Pottery Barn. Whatever happened to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation, an end to marriage, the military, and the nuclear family?


Tough Guys Have Feelings Too Cover Image
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Published: Flying Eye Books - November 3rd, 2015

A boldly illustrated picture book read-aloud about how everyone gets sad—ninjas, wrestlers, knights, superheroes, everyone . . . even daddies have emotions!

Did you know wrestlers have feelings? And knights. Even superheroes and ninjas feel sad sometimes. In fact everyone has feelings—especially dads who love their children!


Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes Cover Image
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 8th, 2014

A guide that helps parents focus on their children's unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to more effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers. 

Reliance on Gendered Stereotypes Negatively Impacts Kids


Franny's Father is a Feminist Cover Image
By Rhonda Leet, Megan Walker (Illustrator)
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Published: Pow! Kids Books - February 28th, 2018

Franny's Father is a Feminist. It's simple, really! He knows that girls can do anything boys can do, and raises Franny to believe that she deserves all the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities to fulfill her dreams that he had.


Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons Cover Image
By Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illustrator)
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 25th, 2018

Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things.


High-Five to the Hero: 15 favorite fairytales retold with boy power Cover Image
By Vita Murrow, Julia Bereciartu (Illustrator)
$17.99
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - October 1st, 2019

What if heroes were celebrated for the power of their hearts instead of their swords?


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy Cover Image
By Tony Medina, Javaka Steptoe (Illustrator), R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
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Published: Penny Candy Books - February 13th, 2018

The New York Times' 14 Antiracist Books for Kids and Teens

Arnold Adoff Poetry Awards 2020, Special Recognition

Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices 2019

Bank Street College of Eduction Best Children's Books 2019

Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book 2019


Big Boys Cry Cover Image
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

Let boys cry! This picture book imagines a world in which boys are encouraged to express their full range of emotions.


A Boy Like You Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9781534110465
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2019

Carolyn W. Field Award (Pennsylvania Library Association) - Honors Award

2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award List

2020 Amelia Bloomer List

Winner of the 2019 Eureka Gold Awards

Winner of Best of 2019 Kids Books - Future Classics Category


Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781572842243
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Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers
A Newbery Honor Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book
A Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book


Heroes for My Son Cover Image
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Published: HarperCollins - October 25th, 2016

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common: they were ordinary people who became extraordinary.


Groundbreaking Guys: 40 Men Who Became Great by Doing Good Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

An illustrated book of biographies highlighting the inspiring and innovative qualities of forty very different men throughout history, for fans of Heroes for My Son and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.


When the Bees Fly Home (Tilbury House Nature Book) Cover Image
By Andrea Cheng, Joline McFadden (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780884484820
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 28th, 2015

Jonathan isn’t as strong or physical as his brother and can’t seem to please his beekeeper dad when he tries to help on the farm.


Playing War Cover Image
By Kathy Beckwith, Lea Lyon (Illustrator)
$8.96
ISBN: 9780884488613
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - November 3rd, 2020

Skipping Stones Honor Award


Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$15.29
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.


Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood Cover Image
By Tomas Moniz (Editor), Jeremy Adam Smith (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781604864816
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Published: PM Press - September 1st, 2011

Combining the best of the award-winning magazine Rad Dad and the Daddy Dialectic blog, this compilation features the best essays written for fathers by a multitude of dads from different walks of life.