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Image Ahora que ya lo sabes: todo lo que me hubiera gustado saber antes de salir del armario
(248 Pages)
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Image Al final mueren los dos
(352 Pages) Mateo and Rufus are total strangers looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there's an app for that. Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure, to live a lifetime in a single day. They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera.
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Image Aristoteles y Dante Descubren Los Secretos del Universo
(328 Pages) "Aristóteles es introvertido y tímido. Dante es transparente y expresivo. Por motivos que parecen escapar a toda razón, estos dos chicos de diecisiete años se encuentran y construyen una amistad entrañable que les permitirá redefinir el mundo del otro y aprender a creer en ellos mismos para descubrir los secretos del universo. El escritor multipremiado, Benjamín Alire Saenz, explora la lealtad y la confianza entre dos jóvenes que están aprendiendo a ser adultos en un escenario fronterizo tan mexicano como estadounidense. Juntos deberán crecer al mismo tiempo en que se adaptan a una sociedad que también esta búsqueda, identidad."--gandhi.com.mx
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Image Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime
(238 Pages) Acclaimed author Alex Espinoza takes readers on an uncensored journey through the underground, to reveal the timeless art of cruising. Combining historical research and oral history with his own personal experience, Espinoza examines the political and cultural forces behind this radical pastime. From Greek antiquity to the notorious Molly houses of 18th century England, the raucous 1970s to the algorithms of Grindr, Oscar Wilde to George Michael, cruising remains at once a reclamation of public space and the creation of its own unique locale―one in which men of all races and classes interact, even in the shadow of repressive governments
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Image Eighteen
(240 Pages) eighteen by alberto ramos, is a journey of growth and becoming and it's divided into three parts. each part deals with a different stage, represented as the different cycles of the metamorphosis of a butterfly, and illustrated by the author. the ending as the larva, deals with abuse, homophobia, loss, bullying and suicide. the transition as the cocoon, explores self-discovery, healing, grieving, forgiveness, life and death. the beginning as the butterfly, is a celebration of one self and of the existing beauty in this world. it exudes love and power. joy and hope after the misery. alberto ramos was just fifteen when he moved from his hometown málaga spain to stockholm sweden and left his family and friends behind to join his bestfriend on their long-awaited international high school experience. little did he know what he thought would be the beginning was nothing but endings. eighteen is the journey since the ending until the beginning.
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Image El arte de ser normal
(392 Pages) David Piper ha sido siempre un rarito. Sus padres piensan que es gay y el bully del instituto lo considera un freak. Únicamente sus dos amigos saben la verdad: David quiere ser una chica. El primer día en su nuevo instituto, Leo Denton solo tiene un objetivo: pasar inadvertido. Pero en cuanto llega, llama la atención de la chica más bonita de la clase. Y por si fuera poco, en una pelea sale en defensa de David, momento en el cual comienza a fraguarse su amistad. Todo en sus vidas está a punto de guardar porque es muy difícil guardar secretos en el instituto. ¿Qué significa para ti ser normal?
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Image Hombres a los que besé
Hombres a los que besé es un recorrido emocional por todos esos labios masculinos que, alguna vez, rozaron la piel de Chris Pueyo. Desde el beso ausente de su padre, que murió siendo él muy niño, a los besos de otros hombres a los que el autor ha querido. Besos en los que Chris Pueyo descubre al lector las relaciones más importantes que ha tenido: de quién se enamoró, quién le hizo bien y con quién terminó malherido. Pero, sobre todo, besos en los que Chris Pueyo se descubre a sí mismo.
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Image Juliet Takes a Breath
(320 Pages) "Juliet, a self-identified queer, Bronx-born Puerto Rican-American, comes out to her family to disastrous results the night before flying to Portland to intern with her feminist author icon--whom Juliet soon realizes has a problematic definition of feminism that excludes women of color"--
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Image No estamos tan bien: nacer, crecer y vivir fuera de la norma en España
(224 Pages)
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Image The Dirt on Learning
(206 Pages) This thought-provoking book from veteran educators Thom & Joani Schultz explores what Jesus' Parable of the Sower says about effective teaching & learning. Readers will rethink the Christian education methods used in their churches & consider what really works. While this book issues a direct challenge-to evaluate the effectiveness of a church's Christian education program-the tone is reassuring & positive. Implementing the authors' proposals will increase the impact of any Christian education program...& make a lifelong difference in the lives of learners.
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Image Thrown in the Throat
(96 Pages) "Tongues make mistakes / and mistakes / make languages." And Benjamin Garcia makes a stunning debut withThrown in the Throat. In a sex-positive incantation that retextures what it is to write a queer life amidst troubled times, Garcia writes boldly of citizenship, family, and Adam Rippon's butt. Detailing a childhood spent undocumented, one speaker recalls nights when "because we cannot sleep / we dream with open eyes." Garcia delves with both English and Spanish into how one survives a country's long love affair with anti-immigrant cruelty. Rendering a family working to the very end to hold each other, he writes the kind of family you both survive and survive with. With language that arrives equal parts regal and raucous,Thrown in the Throat shines brilliant with sweat and an iridescent voice. "Sometimes even a diamond was once alive" writes Garcia in a collection that National Poetry Series judge Kazim Ali says "has deadly superpowers." And indeed these poems arrive to our hands through touch-me-nots and the slight cruelty of mothers, through closets both real and metaphorical. These are poems complex, unabashed, and needed as survival. Garcia's debut is nothing less than exactly the ode our history and present andour future call for: brash and unmistakably alive.
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Image Tortilleras: Hispanic and U.S. Latina Lesbian Expression
(279 Pages) The first anthology to focus exclusively on queer readings of Spanish, Latin American, and US Latina lesbian literature and culture, Tortilleras interrogates issues of gender, national identity, race, ethnicity, and class to show the impossibility of projecting a singular Hispanic or Latina Lesbian. Examining carefully the works of a range of lesbian writers and performance artists, including Carmelita Tropicana and Christina Peri Rossi, among others, the contributors create a picture of the complicated and multi-textured contributions of Latina and Hispanic lesbians to literature and culture. More than simply describing this sphere of creativity, the contributors also recover from history the long, veiled existence of this world, exposing its roots, its impact on lesbian culture, and, making the power of lesbian performance and literature visible. Author note: Lourdes Torres is Associate Professor of Latin American/Latino studies at De Paul University. Inmaculada Perpetusa-Seva is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Kentucky.
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