ARC Review: How to They/Them

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I received a copy of How to They/Them from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

How to They/Them: A Visual Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns and the World of Gender Fluidity by Stuart Getty is a heavily-illustrated introduction to nonbinary pronouns (specifically they/them) and nonbinary and transgender identities more broadly.

How to They/Them starts with a brief autobiography about Stuart Getty and how they came to understand their gender identity and adopt the pronoun “they”, before moving into the meat of the guide. It’s done in a very accessible way, with a lot in an easily-digestible Q&A format with numerous cartoons, drawings, and graphs to illustrate and expand on various points.

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TBR Acrostic: Be Counted

I read 49 books in August and my TBR…went up by 30, from 220 titles on August 1st to 250 titles on September 1st. Where do all these books keep coming from! It’s a mystery!

I didn’t do a TBR post in August, but I had 14 books in my July post…a whopping four of which I managed to read in the intervening two months (Beyond the Gender Binary, gods with a little g, All the Gay Saints, Revealing Selves).

This month’s acrostic was inspired by the U.S. Census. The census count is used for hugely important things, like determining how many representatives states get in the House, drawing up legislative districts, and distributing government funding for social services like Medicaid and Head Start. Since the U.S. Census is closing at the end of September, that means if you’re in the U.S. and haven’t submitted your census response yet, this is your last chance to be counted.

What’s on the list?

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ARC Review: Mom Marries Mum!

Mom Marries Mum!I received a copy of Mom Marries Mum! from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Mom Marries Mum! by Alice Priestley and Ken Setterington is a board book celebrating the wedding of two young children’s mothers.

The illustrations are lovely and cheerful and the story itself is cute and to the point; board books are designed for very young children and as such are short and simple with little text. There are fewer than a dozen sentences moving from the announcement of the wedding, through a few questions from the children (Will Nana and Pop be there? Can I be the flower girl?), to the big day, where all their questions are answered with a resounding “yes!”

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