Upon the two year anniversary of our monthly drive (which has helped bring in over 15,000 books), we celebrate Pride Month with a vibrant selection of LGBTQ literature.
Three works for $30 (37% off retail)
Sister Outsider, The Prophets, and Last Night at the Telegraph Club -- $30 for three booksFollowing May's campaign (collecting over 380 books!) that spoke to the constant demand for comics (superhero and otherwise) at our nation's prisons, we focus on Pride Month and LGTBQ perspectives. A giant of literature, Audre Lorde described herself as "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet." In Sister Outsider, Lorde's essential essays and speeches are spotlighted: timeless explorations of sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, not to mention the value of action and change. One of the most notable works of fiction from last year, Robert Jones Jr.'s The Prophets is a rare novel of gay life in the enslaved South. A finalist for the National Book Award, the New York Times singled it out as "a lyrical and rebellious love story." And hailed as an instant classic on its release--it did win the National Book Award--is Malinda Lo's breakout work Last Night at the Telegraph Club, which looks at a teenage lesbian relationship in San Francisco during the 1950s peak of Red Scare paranoia and discrimination towards Asian Americans.
A selection of comic book collections (and one novelization of a beloved Marvel superhero) to satisfy the largest genre requests from incarcerated readers
Three works for $30 (38% off retail)
Over 15,000 books purchased on behalf of NYC Books Through Bars
May 2022's pick:
Harley Quinn, Batman, and Black Panther -- $30 for three books
Following April's campaign (collecting over 375 books!) that combined serious and topical nonfiction with diversionary and meditative activity books, we do our first all comic book (and superhero) bundle, a sampling of DC and Marvel properties. While Books Through Bars regularly sends individual comic books and manga to readers (AND PLEASE KEEP BRINGING IN YOUR PERSONAL COLLECTIONS), they are often out of sequence. Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn and Batman Arkham: Penguin bring together series for a more cohesive reading experience. And though it's not in graphic form, we round these out with Who Is the Black Panther? by Jesse Holland, a novelization of the hugely popular Marvel character.
Harley Quinn, Batman, and Black Panther comics and novel
Please note that when Square processes your order they describe it as a "digital delivery". That does not refer to way the books will be delivered to incarcerated readers. Your purchase will go towards NYC Books Through Bars fulfilling requests with physical copies of the aforementioned titles.
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