Scarleteen Summer Reading is Taking Suggestions!

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Scarleteen Summer Reading is Taking Suggestions!

Unread postby Sam W » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:42 am

Hello y'all!

One of the projects I'm planning for the summer is a Scarleteen Summer Reading series, and I'd love to include user suggestions where I can. So, if y'all have any books about sex ed (including things like the history of sex), feminism, activism, LGBTQ topics, disability, or race (or any places where those categories intersect) I'm all ears. These don't have to be non-fiction by any means. If there's a YA book that has great representation, those are fair game too. If you leave a recommendation, let me know if it's okay to include your username, or if you'd like to remain anonymous if I use your suggestion.

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Re: Scarleteen Summer Reading is Taking Suggestions!

Unread postby alice » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:23 pm

Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics by Dagmar Herzog!

A great non-fiction book that combines sex and politics. About the Religious Right's agenda around sex and sexuality--including a focus on sex education. Was primarily written about the Bush era but feels (unfortunately) still applicable given our country's sexual climate and the current administration...

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Re: Scarleteen Summer Reading is Taking Suggestions!

Unread postby moonlight » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:06 am

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and it's sequel A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers are both great in my opinion. They're not heavily focused on LGBT+ topics, but they have relationships and individuals from the LGBT+ community, which can be nice. Sometimes I just want to read a book where the protagonist in non-cis or non-straight and no one makes a big deal about it, y'know?

Straight: the Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality by Hanne Blank is a book that Heather actually suggested to me a few years back and I really enjoy. It's about the advent of the concept of heterosexuality and the effect on society.

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Re: Scarleteen Summer Reading is Taking Suggestions!

Unread postby SeQuinn » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:54 pm

Hi Sam, not sure if there's still room to add to the reading list but I highly recommend Jaclyn Friedman's What You Really Really Want - it's a great self-exploration of sexual identity.


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