Cactus Book Club: “Gender Queer: a Memoir” by Maia Kobabe
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Join us Wednesday October 4th at 5:30 for Cactus Book Club. This month’s CBC will be led by Rethinking Schools. In honor of Banned Books Week, we’re thrilled to read Gender Queer: a Memoir by Maia Kobabe, otherwise known as ‘The Most Banned Book of 2022’. This illustrated/graphic memoir documents the author’s “journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears”.
Rethinking Schools is a “nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism. Our magazine, books, and other resources promote equity and racial justice in the classroom. We encourage grassroots efforts in our schools and communities to enhance the learning and well-being of our children and to build a broad democratic movement for social and environmental justice”. Buy their books, subscribe to their magazines, or learn about upcoming events at www.rethinkingschools.org
Recommended bookseller: Lion’s Tooth
Cactus Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 at Cactus Club (in the back venue room or outside patio, weather permitting). Each month a different business, community organization, collective, or artist chooses the book and leads the discussion. We read fiction and non-fiction, with a focus on works by women, LGBTQ+, POC, and/or otherwise under-published groups. You don’t have to finish reading the book to attend. 18+. All book club meetings are free. No registration required