Weekend Picks for February 17, 2023
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It's me again, guest curator for the Weekend Picks...Nikki! I loved reading my colleagues recommendations! Thanks Erica and Nichole! You ladies rock! I think some of the best reads come from friend recommendations. I'm going to continue the theme of friendship with my next two posts!
A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow was recommended to me by my academic bestie, Morgan. Morgan and I have been attending doctorate classes together for the past few years and I tell you, I wouldn't be able to "make it" without her. You can see more of her recommendations if you click the links above "For the picks from 2020" and "For the picks from 2021", then scroll down to find the February picks and you'll see Morgan's amazing recommendations.
Robin Gow writes this thought provoking book in verse about two teenage trans boys and their quest to seek history that reflects themselves. Society often leaves out narratives of the oppressed and many people of under represented communities are curious about where they fit in to our nation's or even world's history. We talk about representation all the time when it comes to fiction stories, which this book is, but we often leave out the representation when it comes to historic narratives as well. Aaron and Oliver (our main characters) are curious about the queer stories of Revolutionary War soldiers and seek to find those answers.
This is a coming of age story that deals with first love and how to stay connected to one another over distances. Since this book is written in verse, it truly is an excellent pick for the weekend. I'm so glad my dear friend recommended it to me and I'm thrilled to pass on the recommendation to you! Enjoy and happy reading.