A review by toofondofbooks_
Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

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This is a memoir of Maia Kobabe coming into eir own and figuring out that gender is not as straightforward as many people would like us to believe. The book is brutally honest and beautifully illustrated. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot of things that I wasn't privy to before reading. 

Supporting Maia and eir work is really important to me, because over the past week, this book was in the news, and not for reasons that I would want it to be. Republicans in Virginia decided to sue em, claiming that some "obscenity laws" have been broken. To find anything obscene about this book is to be completely ignorant, lacking in context or nuance, and to not understand that this is a BOOK FOR ADULTS. There are sensitive images within the book, but they aid in the storytelling which is the entire point of graphic novels. 

I talk about this because I'd like to shine light on this current issue and also I think books that are banned and challenged ESPECIALLY for bigot-ass-reasons should be read and reviewed even *harder.* 

This book is currently on Kindle Unlimited if you have it - if you are interested, give it a read, give it a review, and give it more exposure to its intended audience. 

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