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.
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.
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.
*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
"If you are the parent of a boy . . . this is the book you need . . .
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.$20.69ISBN: 9781786038753Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Wide Eyed Editions - April 2nd, 2019Meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history.$32.95ISBN: 9780814255780Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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?$43.95ISBN: 9780807872260Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.30ISBN: 9781501131738Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$9.99ISBN: 9780615772141Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Micheal Todd Books - April 13th, 2013$17.55ISBN: 9780299157548Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.26ISBN: 9780872866249Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$16.19ISBN: 9781568589770Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$30.80ISBN: 9780253214485Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$20.69ISBN: 9781402204012Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$30.95ISBN: 9781439911846Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Temple University Press - October 19th, 2014New 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.$36.25ISBN: 9780199338771Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$25.19ISBN: 9781250196248Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$14.40ISBN: 9781501168758Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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
<$17.00ISBN: 9780978625115Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$14.40ISBN: 9780735213463Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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).
$16.20ISBN: 9780684835396Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$14.40ISBN: 9780735235939Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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 AwardEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780791473023Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.$49.45ISBN: 9780415969277Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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."Email or call for priceISBN: 9781938073755Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.$31.46ISBN: 9781936932597Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$18.95ISBN: 9780500295021Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$23.40ISBN: 9781640091191Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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 WomenEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780791475683Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.$26.96ISBN: 9780674725324Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harvard University Press - October 15th, 2019
Winner of the 2020 Gold Medal in Science, Independent Publisher Book AwardsTestosterone 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.$27.00ISBN: 9781541699588Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Basic Books - November 12th, 2019"Boys will be boys," the saying goes -- but what does that actually mean? A leading anthropologist investigatesWhy 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.$23.40ISBN: 9781938235627Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$17.06ISBN: 9781948340212Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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"$14.39ISBN: 9780593135327Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Rodale Books - September 24th, 2019
Standing between you and the man you CAN be is one thing: The Mask of Masculinity.$16.19ISBN: 9780374312718Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020
*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*Email or call for priceISBN: 9780804172707Availability: BackorderedPublished: Anchor - January 26th, 2016
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR$15.29ISBN: 9781568589404Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bold Type Books - February 19th, 2019
From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir.$24.00ISBN: 9780804773010Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$32.95ISBN: 9780520271487Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of California Press - November 1st, 2011High 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.$66.00ISBN: 9781628462050Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$32.95ISBN: 9781477308776Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$19.00ISBN: 9780345471857Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781566560023Availability: Special OrderPublished: Interlink Books - November 15th, 2017Email or call for priceISBN: 9781592408078Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.$49.45ISBN: 9781138792586Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780822326366Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780786472246Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.$29.65ISBN: 9780822343219Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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).$53.85ISBN: 9780415976879Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$14.36ISBN: 9780393357554Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - November 26th, 2019
“Fierce and refreshing.”— Carlos Lozada, Washington Post$23.40ISBN: 9780525562023Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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!$42.90ISBN: 9781442222342Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$14.39ISBN: 9780765390042Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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!$13.93ISBN: 9781490721071Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$15.30ISBN: 9781608197651Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.30ISBN: 9781501132742Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$16.19ISBN: 9780062684318Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$31.90ISBN: 9780814794623Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: New York University Press - June 27th, 2014
Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies Award presented by the Lambda Literary FoundationUnearths 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$24.29ISBN: 9781982136451Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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 HubEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781941040638Availability: BackorderedPublished: 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.
Email or call for priceISBN: 9781611861297Availability: Special OrderPublished: Michigan State University Press - March 1st, 2014Between October 2010 and August 2013, Sam McKegney conducted interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood.$15.26ISBN: 9780375703973Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$28.59ISBN: 9780465001699Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Basic Books - May 13th, 1994In 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.$27.50ISBN: 9780814758366Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$7.19ISBN: 9780345806543Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$12.60ISBN: 9780679744733Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$34.05ISBN: 9780820328904Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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?$28.55ISBN: 9780822349488Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Duke University Press - February 1st, 2011
Affirmative Reaction explores the cultural politics of heteronormative white masculine privilege in the United States.$19.95ISBN: 9780989586870Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scout Publishing LLC - September 24th, 2019Email or call for priceISBN: 9781517903510Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.$33.00ISBN: 9780226738079Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$16.16ISBN: 9781523088966Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$27.45ISBN: 9780472037827Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Michigan Press - July 20th, 2020
Black males are disproportionately "in trouble" and suspended from the nation’s school systems.$99.00ISBN: 9781793600332Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$14.39ISBN: 9780544570115Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2015A 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 . . .$32.89ISBN: 9781788360272Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780813598345Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.$31.90ISBN: 9780226096537Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Chicago Press - March 7th, 2014African 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.$15.30ISBN: 9781501131738Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$28.76ISBN: 9780887558429Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.30ISBN: 9780735214224Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2019
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY NPR AND THE NEW YORK TIMES
A PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK$18.00ISBN: 9780998843926Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.30ISBN: 9781556594861Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$16.56ISBN: 9780974814322Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$14.40ISBN: 9780374533878Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$17.96ISBN: 9781496213310Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$38.50ISBN: 9780816539369Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$26.09ISBN: 9780062666970Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper - January 7th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER$16.16ISBN: 9781849350884Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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?Email or call for priceISBN: 9781909263666Availability: Hard to FindPublished: 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!$13.49ISBN: 9781607745020Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$16.19ISBN: 9781576878736Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.29ISBN: 9780762465927Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9781786037824Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - October 1st, 2019What if heroes were celebrated for the power of their hearts instead of their swords?$15.26ISBN: 9780998799940Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$16.19ISBN: 9781524773205Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.29ISBN: 9781534110465Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$17.06ISBN: 9781572842243Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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 BookEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780062439314Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.$15.29ISBN: 9780316529419Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019An 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.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780884484820Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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.$8.96ISBN: 9780884488613Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tilbury House Publishers - November 3rd, 2020
Skipping Stones Honor Award$15.29ISBN: 9780763690458Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$13.50ISBN: 9781604864816Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.