This list of Librarian Picks was created by Goodman South Madison Librarians Savannah Carr, Ariel Robinson and Farrah McDaniel in 2021. Whether you're looking for family reads, books for tween/teens, or adult materials, we've got you covered!
Books for Teens and Tweens
A documentary focusing on the Black and Latinx ball scene in New York City in the 1980's. The grassroots ball scene provided these communities with a sense of family, pride, and identity. RuPaul's Drag Race owes its success to the drag performers and gender nonconforming people of color in this film.
"Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. "- from publisher
"In the series of linked stories at the heart of Filthy Animals, set among young creatives in the American midwest, a young man treads delicate emotional waters as he navigates a series of sexually fraught encounters with two dancers in an open relationship, forcing him to weigh his vulnerabilities against his loneliness. In other stories, a young woman battles with the cancers draining her body and her family; menacing undercurrents among a group of teenagers explode in violence on a winter night; a little girl tears through a house like a tornado, driving her babysitter to the brink; and couples feel out the jagged edges of connection, comfort, and cruelty"- from publisher