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In his first essay collection, Michael Arceneaux explains why Beyoncé is his “Lord and Gyrator” while identifying as a gay black man. Many of his struggles came from growing up in a Catholic household in the south where homosexuality was not accepted and openly said to be a sin. He uses humor and pop culture to discuss his dating life and reminding us that the best thing you can do for yourself is be true to yourself. 

I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501178856
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Published: Atria / 37 INK - July 24th, 2018

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Bernice L. McFadden is a writer who needs more credit. In her latest novel, she discusses the trokosi, who are slave girls in Africa handed over to a ‘priest’ in order to clear their families of bad luck. We follow Abeo Kata and see how she deals with her unfortunate fate.  Even while writing about a seemingly hopeless situation, McFadden restores our faith by showing how there is life after hardship and forgiveness.  

Praise Song for the Butterflies Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617756269
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Published: Akashic Books - August 28th, 2018

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Franchesca Ramsey was making Youtube videos for over a year when she “quickly” rose to internet fame. Then her video on race then deemed her the “call-out queen” of the internet, and while she was happy to fight against racism and sexism, she soon learned how her life on the internet would bleed into her reality. Her book is part memoir and part tips on being a better ally.

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538761038
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 22nd, 2018

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