Celebrate PRIDE with us this month with our Pride Book Nook featuring award-winning Kansas City authors! Read one book or read them all! Have a book that would be a great addition to this list? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it added.
Books: Darius the Great is Not Okay Darius the Great Deserves Better Kiss & Tell Seven Special Somethings
Dive into our Pride Book Nook with an award-winning KC local author, Adib Khorram. His featured book, Darius the Great Is Not Okay, earned the William C. Morris Debut Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, as well as a multitude of other honors and accolades. Check out his other books as well! When Adib isn’t writing, you can find him learning to do a Lutz jump, practicing his handstands, or steeping a cup of oolong. You can find him on Twitter (@adibkhorram), Instagram (@adibkhorram), or on the web at adibkhorram.com.
Books: Fat & Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando
Miguel Morales is a local KC writer, poet, and author. His books: Fat & Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies, Lives and Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando. As a journalist, he earned the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award. Miguel serves on the Latino Writers Collective board and is featured in its anthologies: Primera Página: Poetry from the Latino Heartland and Cuentos del Centro: Stories from the Latino Heartland. You can find him on Twitter (@TrustMiguel) or on Linkedin.
Books: No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas
C.J. is currently director of content at KCUR, the city’s NPR affiliate, where she’s overseen digital news and reported on arts and culture.
Her book “No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas” (University Press of Kansas, January 2018) is the epic story of how a few disorganized and politically naive Kansans, realizing they were unfairly under attack, rolled up their sleeves, went looking for fights, and ended up making friends in one of the country’s most hostile states. Or, as she likes to think of it, a love story. It won the 2019 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ nonfiction and was honored as a Kansas Notable Book for 2019.