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Five Books to Read to Celebrate Pride Week 2024

By Jordan Hanzon

The theme for this year’s Pride Week at the University of Utah is Here & Queer: The Pride Renaissance. The J. Willard Marriott Library will be displaying some book selections and materials from our Special Collections to reflect that theme on April 2, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Level 2. We’ve also compiled this list from our collections to enjoy as well! 

Safe and Sound : A Renter-friendly Guide to Home Repair by Mercury Stardust
By Mercury Stardust

Everyone has experienced that particular feeling of anxiety when an urgent home repair springs up. In this #1 New York Times Bestseller, author Mercury Stardust helps simplify home improvement to empower renters and homeowners to feel safer and more in control of their homes.  

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune 

Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune creates a world that invites you in with its charming characters. The House in the Cerulean Sea is about finding family and deeply realizing how life-changing that experience can be.  

By Mike Curato

In Flamer the author – and artist — Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in this graphic novel. One of the top ten banned books of 2022, Curato’s story is difficult, but he approaches it with humor and a great deal of heart.  

Radio Silence
By Alice Oseman

From the author of Heartstopper (now a hit Netflix series), Radio Silence takes place in the same setting. Radio Silence describes the journey of Frances, who realizes that she can be her true self when a new friend comes into her life. Radio Silence touches on identity and finding your own path.  

It Came from the Closet
Edited by Joe Vallese

Featured on the 2023 best sellers list by the bookstore Under the Umbrella, It Came from the Closet features 25 essays that explore the relationship between horror and the queer community.  

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