Sea to Sky Book Club: Gender Queer
Sea-to-Sky residents are invited to a three-part, virtual discussion of the graphic novel Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe!
We will meet three times, discussing different themes and questions at each meeting. Please be prepared to attend all three sessions! All adults are welcome to join this virtual reading group.
You can borrow a copy of the book from the Squamish, Whistler, or Pemberton and District Public Libraries. Or, you can purchase a copy at Armchair Books in Whistler or the Little Bookshop in Squamish. Mention the book club to receive 15% off!
This program will be hosted by Whistler, Pemberton, and Squamish libraries, along with Sea-to-Sky Allies.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
About the Book:
In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Then e created Gender Queer. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir 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 fan fiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: It is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.