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December 2, 2021

Mystery/Thriller

10 LGBTQ Mystery Books

These 10 LGBTQ mystery novels all feature queer main characters in a genre where queer people are often relegated to token side characters, including Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia.

Educational

A History of Zines

Zines have travelled a long way before arriving on your bookshelf or computer screen… so let’s take a little look at where they’ve been!

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15 Helpful Books for Young Environmentalists

For the young environmentalists, check out the best and most helpful sustainability books for kids here, including Tall Tall Tree: A Nature Book for Kids About Forest Habitats, by Anthony D. Fredericks and Chad Wallace.

Comics/Graphic Novels

Who is Doctor Octopus?

A quick primer on Doctor Octopus, the tentacled supervillain known as one of Spider-Man's greatest opponents.

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