Julian's Staff Picks

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The Communist Manifesto: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Samuel Moore (Translated by), Marshall Berman (Introduction by), Killoffer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780143106265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - March 1st, 2011

You should read this book. Excluding religious texts, no other book has shaped the world or inspired movements as much as this one. It's quick to get to the point, but you need not waste time on chapter three unless you're particularly interested in the historical context that lead to this revolutionary document's creation. Once you read it you will see the world in completely new ways, so get going!

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God of Money Cover Image
By Maguma (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9789383145492
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tara Books - September 19th, 2017

This book unfolds into one continuous image. You know you want to try it!

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250302953
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

Lovingly written by the parent of a trans child and gorgeously illustrated by a trans artist, this book gets EVERYTHING right! Lots of good info in this book for people of all ages! (And there are lots of cute dogs in this book. Who can resist?)

Our Rainbow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781499809343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: little bee books - May 7th, 2019

The beautiful book in the likeness of the Philadelphia pride flag has a different talented illustrator for each two-page spread! It's a really meaningful way to learn the colors of our rainbow.

We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399581816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - May 7th, 2019

Out of all the books that were released this year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, this one is far and away the most beautiful and most comprehensive. Written by the people who run @lgbthistory on instagram, this book is a really special peek into the roots of the gay rights movement.