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The black friend : on being a better white person

The black friend : on being a better white person

Joseph, Frederick (Activist), author
2020

Frederick Joseph call up race-related anecdotes from his past, explaining why they were hurtful and how he might handle things now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or activist, including Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite; Jemele Hill, sports journalist and podcast host; and eleven others. Touching on everything from cultural appropriation to power dynamics, "reverse racism" to white privilege, microaggressions to the tragic results of overt racism, this book serves as conversation starter, tool kit, and invaluable window into the life of a former "token Black kid" who now presents himself as the friend many readers need. -- Adapted from inside front jacket flap.

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Fight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

Kamal, Sheena
2022


Fired up about consent

Fired up about consent

Ratchford, Sarah.
2021

According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will be sexually or physically assaulted in her lifetime. These rates are very similar for non-binary people and other feminized people, too. This is rape culture, and young adults are living through it here and now. Fired Up about Consent is a practical, survivor-informed primer for young people who want to learn how to build joyful, mutually satisfying sex lives and relationships. In these pages, author Sarah Ratchford defines rape and sexual assault, busts the myths behind toothless messaging and outdated advice, and provides sex-positive scripts on how to ask for and offer a clear, enthusiastic, and freely given "Yes!" Along the way, Ratchford touches on topics such as #MeToo, gender identity, masturbation, virginity, porn, sex work, reporting assault, and more, all through a radically inclusive and intersectional lens. The message is loud and clear: not only is consent sexy, it's mandatory--and everyone deserves frank and empowering literacy around it. Only with empathy, compassion, and resistance can we move forward into a new culture of consent.

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Firekeeper's daughter

Firekeeper's daughter

Boulley, Angeline, author
2021

Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths.

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Hope Is Our Only Wing

Hope Is Our Only Wing

Tavengerwei, Rutendo
2021


Let's talk about it : the teen's guide to sex, relationships, and being a human

Let's talk about it : the teen's guide to sex, relationships, and being a human

Moen, Erika, 1983- author.
2021

"A graphic novel about sex, sexuality, gender, body, consent, and many other topics for teens"-- Provided by publisher.

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Orpheus Girl

Orpheus Girl

Rebele-Henry, Brynne
2021



Scythe

Scythe

Shusterman, Neal, author
2016


Thunderhead

Thunderhead

Shusterman, Neal, author
2018


The toll

The toll

Shusterman, Neal, author
2019

"Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him? The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder"-- Provided by publisher.

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