The Unicorn Library XML Feed All Books https://theunicornlibrary.com Taylor Jenkins Reid The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-seven-husbands-of-evelyn-hugo?variant=39298350416061 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life.When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.About the authorTaylor Jenkins Reid is an American author whose works have been featured in countless magazines and publications. She lives in Los Angeles, US. shopify_US_6554025394365 shopify_US_6554025394365_39298350416061 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/seven-husbands-of-evelyn-hugo-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614841854 Taylor Jenkins Reid 0.0 kg Casey McQuiston Red, White & Royal Blue https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/red-white-royal-blue?variant=39524919312573 Curator’s noteThis novel was written by the same author who wrote One Last Stop, and features male main characters. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston's Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn't always diplomatic.About the authorCasey McQuiston is a New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies and a pie entusiast. She writes stories about smart people with bad manners falling in love. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, she now lives in New York City with her poodle mix/personal assistant, Pepper. shopify_US_6631328055485 shopify_US_6631328055485_39524919312573 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/red-white-and-royal-blue_grande.jpg?v=1617695305 Casey McQuiston 0.0 kg Adam Silvera They Both Die at the End https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/they-both-die-at-the-end?variant=38041307447485 Curator’s noteThe premise of this novel is interesting: people get notified when a machine predicts that they will die within the next 24 hours. And as the title itself let slip, the two main characters of the novel will die by the end of the day. It’s the perfect recipe for a heart-wrenching novel about living in the face of death, about overcoming fears, about confronting mistakes, about love, and it delivers. By the end of the novel, a question lingers: we all die at the end, but how many of us are living like that’s truly the case?Content warning: death is a prominent topic in the novel. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.About the authorAdam Silvera is the author of More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, They Both Die at the End, and What If It's Us (co-written with Becky Albertalli). He writes full-time in New York City and is tall for no reason. shopify_US_6204059025597 shopify_US_6204059025597_38041307447485 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/they-both-die-at-the-end-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612443912 Adam Silvera 0.0 kg Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-song-of-achilles?variant=38048813383869 Curator’s noteThe Song of Achilles is an amazing retelling of Homer’s Iliad, the ancient Greek mythology about Achilles’ involvement in the Trojan War. Set within a fantastical world that’s full of Greek gods and goddesses, prophecies and treasures, we quickly realise that there’s still nothing quite as precious as the bonds of undying love. This novel takes budding adolescent passion to an epic level, yet still manages to capture its raw, tender, and achingly bittersweet quality.This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles' mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart. About the authorMadeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. For the last ten years she has been teaching and tutoring Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students.  shopify_US_6206884610237 shopify_US_6206884610237_38048813383869 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-song-of-achilles-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612522797 Madeline Miller 0.0 kg Leow Yangfa I Will Survive https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/i-will-survive?variant=37807561146557 Synopsis Content warning: This book touches on the subject of suicide, familial rejection, and abuse.What is it like to be gay and experience bullying in school or National Service? How do you deal with being rejected by your family and religious group because of your sexual orientation? How are women's experiences different or similar to men's? What does one go through in an abusive same-sex relationship, or when one loses a partner to suicide? What does a transgender man or woman go through in Singapore? When you have been diagnosed with a life-long illness, how do you continue living?This collection brings together real-life experiences of love, grace, faith, dignity and courage from 21 ordinary gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Singapore who have survived extraordinary circumstances.We will live. We will thrive. We will survive. About the editorThis collection of stories is edited by Leow Yangfa, who is the Executive Director of Oogachaga, one of Singapore's most established LGBTQ+ support organisations. He is a registered social worker, is proudly gay, and uses he/him pronouns. shopify_US_6144708051133 shopify_US_6144708051133_37807561146557 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/i-will-survive-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609319102 Leow Yangfa 0.0 kg Johann S. Lee Peculiar Chris https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/peculiar-chris?variant=37807494824125 Curator’s noteWhen this novel was published in 1992, it was Singapore's first gay novel. Now, nearly 3 decades later, its story still tugs at our heartstrings. There is something inexplicably emotional about reading the story of a gay man in Singapore — for the first time, we felt truly and directly represented in a work of fiction. Peculiar Chris is at once a reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ movement in Singapore has come in the last few decades, as well as how much things still remain the same for so many of us. SynopsisNow funny, now poignant, but always honest and thought-provoking. Peculiar Chris is a simple story about complex feelings. About coming-of-age. About love. About life and death.With subtlety, lucidness and quiet courage, Johann S. Lee weaves an intricate fabric of thoughts and emotions, and portrays a human experience hithero unexplored in Singapore fiction.About the authorJohann S. Lee is a Singaporean author. He studied law at King's College, and became a Chartered Accountant afterwards. He now lives and works in London. shopify_US_6144700776637 shopify_US_6144700776637_37807494824125 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/peculiar-chris-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609317274 Johann S. Lee 0.0 kg Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarer Series #1) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-long-way-to-a-small-angry-planet?variant=37807491809469 Curator’s noteThe Wayfarer series is utterly fascinating and breathtaking. Becky Chambers builds a convincing, detailed, and consistent sci-fi world that is filled with colourfully varied sapient species, each with its own customs, cultures, and ways of communication. Queer relationships and gender-diverse species are common in this series. As we observe the “alien” cultures and civilisations in the series, we open ourselves up to the question buried deep within the captivating stories: what does it really mean to be human?SynopsisThis novel is part of the 4-part Wayfarer series: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, Record of a Spaceborn Few, and The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (to be published in 2021). While the novels are set in the same universe, they are only loosely related and so can be enjoyed in any sequence.Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space-and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe-in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.About the authorBecky Chambers is a sci-fi author based in North California, USA. She has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She lives with her wife in California, and hopes to see Earth from orbit one day. shopify_US_6144700154045 shopify_US_6144700154045_37807491809469 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-long-way-to-a-small-angry-planet-cover-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609317046 Becky Chambers 0.0 kg Hanya Yanagihara A Little Life https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/a-little-life?variant=38041297453245 Curator’s noteThis lengthy tome is a difficult book to read, with its references to sexual abuse, self-harm and suicide, but it’s also a masterpiece. This seven-part novel focuses largely on male relationships, trauma and how we recover from it, and disability. Called “the long-awaited gay novel” by The Atlantic and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this isn’t one to miss.This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement—and a great gift for its readers.When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realise, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.About the authorHanya Yanagihara is an American novelist, editor, and travel writer who grew up in Hawaii.  shopify_US_6204053651645 shopify_US_6204053651645_38041297453245 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/a-little-life-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612443578 Hanya Yanagihara 0.0 kg Andrew Koh Glass Cathedral https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/glass-cathedral?variant=38001489445053 Synopsis Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award, Glass Cathedral’s sensitive depiction of homosexuality in conservative Singapore is a landmark in local literature. This novella was part of a small wave of gay- and lesbian-themed drama and fiction that appeared in Singapore during the early 1990s. About the authorAndrew Koh is a Singaporean author, best known for his award-winning novella Glass Cathedral, which won the 1994 Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award. Koh was a founding member of The Necessary Stage and has published various works, from academic papers to poetry. He has also co-authored several literature textbooks for schools in Singapore. Koh studied English literature at the National University of Singapore and has worked in Singapore and London. He now works in the healthcare sector and lives in Sydney. shopify_US_6193308696765 shopify_US_6193308696765_38001489445053 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/glass-cathedral-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1611907049 Andrew Koh 0.0 kg Alice Oseman Loveless https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/loveless?variant=37845330690237 SynopsisIt was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean?Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?This wise, warm and witty story of identity and self-acceptance sees Alice Oseman on towering form as Georgia and her friends discover that true love isn’t limited to romance.About the authorAlice Oseman is an author and illustrator born in 1994 in Kent, England. She has written four YA contemporary novels about teenage disasters: Solitaire, Radio Silence, I Was Born for This, and Loveless. She is also the creator of LGBTQ+ YA romance webcomic Heartstopper, which is now published in physical form by Hachette Children's Books. shopify_US_6151726071997 shopify_US_6151726071997_37845330690237 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/loveless-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609916677 Alice Oseman 0.0 kg Alex Gino George https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/george?variant=37807495545021 Curator’s notesGeorge is an easy read, which is a great thing: it doesn't use pretentiously complex language, makes it easy to understand the perspective of a transgender child, and tells a warm, wholesome story. It's the kind of novel that can be finished in a couple of days, yet would linger in our minds for years to come. The kind of novel that's great for teens and adults, trans and cis folks alike. It's the kind of novel that the world needs more of. SynopsisWhen people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.About the authorAlex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. They are genderqueer and uses they/them pronouns and the Mx honorific (i.e. Mx Gino). shopify_US_6144700973245 shopify_US_6144700973245_37807495545021 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/george-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609317318 Alex Gino 0.0 kg Alison Bechdel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/fun-home-a-family-tragicomic?variant=37807483551933 SynopsisContent warning: This graphic novel contains themes of suicide and death. In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father.Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home. It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.About the authorAlison Bechdel is an American cartoonist who, together with her friend Liz Wallace, came up with the Bechdel-Wallace test: a measure of the representation of women in fiction. Bechdel's comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For, which ran for 25 years, was wildly popular amongst the lesbian communities all around the world. shopify_US_6144698286269 shopify_US_6144698286269_37807483551933 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/fun-home-Family-Tragicomic-cover-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609316954 Alison Bechdel 0.0 kg Neon Yang The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate Series #1) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-black-tides-of-heaven-by-jy-yang?variant=37806907359421 Curator’s noteThe Tensorate series pulls us into a mind-bending world that's reminiscent of the Avatar TV series — pugilists known as Tensors fight by mastering and shaping different elements. Yet it ditches the cliché of a “chosen one” protagonist, shines brilliantly with an oh-so-Singaporean mix of Malay and Chinese cultures, and — most importantly — is unabashedly queer. People are born non-binary and set their gender when they become of age (with some choosing to remain non-binary), and same-sex relationships are commonplace, if not more prevalent than straight relationships. The Protectorate is a queer, fantastical, scary, and magical world — and we live for it.SynopsisThis novella is part of the 4-part Tensorate novella series: The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, and The Ascent to Godhood. The first 2 novellas can be read in any order.Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as children. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While his sister received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, he saw the sickness at the heart of his mother's Protectorate.A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue to play a pawn in his mother's twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from his sister Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond he shares with his twin sister?About the authorNeon Yang (a.k.a. JY Yang) is a queer, non-binary author who is based in Singapore. Before that, they were a molecular biologist, science writer, and journalist. Neon uses they / them pronouns and the Mx honorific (i.e. Mx Yang). shopify_US_6144568459453 shopify_US_6144568459453_37806907359421 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-black-tides-of-heaven-cover-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609307879 Neon Yang 0.0 kg Mystery Mystery Book https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/mystery-book?variant=42564387111101 Pick the genres and themes, and we’ll choose a book and send it to you! Sometimes we just don’t know what we want to read — maybe all we know are the genres or themes, or the feelings we want to feel. With Mystery Book, you don’t have to worry about choosing a book! Just let us know your preferences, and we’ll pick a book and send it to you! Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can opt for a completely random book across all the genres and themes that we carry! shopify_US_7417207455933 shopify_US_7417207455933_42564387111101 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/mystery-book-cover-darker_grande.gif?v=1671607133 Mystery 0.0 kg Maia Kobabe Gender Queer: A Memoir https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/gender-queer-a-memoir?variant=39524955226301 Curator’s noteThis graphic novel memoir chronicles Maia’s (e/em/eir pronouns) journey of self-identity, from adolescence and all the embarrassment, pain and struggle that comes with it, to adulthood and how they’ve come to terms with it all. This is a touching, intimate guide to what it means to be gender queer and how to think about it — if you like graphic novels and gender-diverse literature, give this one a try.This graphic novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisMaia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir (Maia uses e/em/eir pronouns) journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity — what it means and how to think about it — the story also doubles as a much-needed, useful, and touching guide. About the author Maia Kobabe (e/em/eir pronouns) is the author/illustrator of GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR (May 2019), winner of an Alex Award, Stonewall Book Award, nominated for an Ignatz Award and the Best Graphic Novels for Teens list from YALSA. Eir work has also been published online by The New Yorker, The Nib, and in many print anthologies. Maia is non-binary, queer and uses e/em/eir pronouns.  shopify_US_6631330119869 shopify_US_6631330119869_39524955226301 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/gender-queer_grande.jpg?v=1617695452 Maia Kobabe 0.0 kg Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/aristotle-and-dante-discover-the-secrets-of-the-universe?variant=38041317540029 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship — the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.About the authorBenjamin Alire Sáenz (born 16 August 1954) is an award-winning American poet, novelist and writer of children's books.  shopify_US_6204063383741 shopify_US_6204063383741_38041317540029 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/aristotle-and-dante-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612444071 Benjamin Alire Sáenz 0.0 kg Ng Yi-Sheng SQ21: Singapore Queers In The 21st Century https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/sq21-singapore-queers-in-the-21st-century?variant=37807776497853 Synopsis First published in 2006, the groundbreaking collection of coming out stories was the first affirming non-fiction volume accompanied by real names and faces. Written in light, clear prose, SQ21 shows an unabashed straightforward honesty and finds inspiration in the lives of these ordinary Singaporeans.Though a bestseller that won acclaim as The Straits Times non-fiction book of that year, SQ21 remained out-of-print for nearly a decade. This new reprint comes updates with fresh material – a new interview by Ng Yi-Sheng, and a new foreword by the editor Jason Wee.About the editorNg Yi-Sheng is a poet, fictionist, playwright, journalist, and a noted LGBTQ+ rights activist. His debut poetry collection, last boy, won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2008. Over the past few years, he has been particularly active in the performance poetry scene, and was a founding member of the spoken word troupe The Party Action People. He was a co-curator of the sadly defunct multi-disciplinary arts event the SPORE Art Salon and continues to co-organise the annual LGBT literary evening, ContraDiction. shopify_US_6144730398909 shopify_US_6144730398909_37807776497853 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/SQ21--Singapore-Queers-In-The-21st-Century-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609320377 Ng Yi-Sheng 0.0 kg Alfian Sa'at Corridor: 12 Short Stories https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/corridor?variant=37807624290493 Synopsis Corridor is a collection of short stories all set in present-day Singapore. With unsentimental clarity and heartbreaking honesty, Alfian Sa'at writes about HDB dwellers — students, housewives and factory workers, whose lives begin to unravel once they discover that happiness is a fragile thing in a country obsessed with progress and success.The characters in each story find themselves in situations that offer them a ticket to hope and change: A video camera transforms the way a resentful daughter sees her widowed mother. A married couple receives free holiday tickets just when their luck seems to have run out. A girl encounters a transvestite on an MRT train ride who tells her that she looks like a famous singer. And a man enters a discotheque after a bitter divorce and re-learns the terror of falling in love all over again.Rich in authentic detail, with a sensitive ear for the vernacular, Corridor paints an elegiac, revealing portrait of contemporary Singaporeans who exist along the city's corridors — haunted by lost loves, irrevocable childhoods, and a deep longing to be free.Corridor won the Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award in 1998. About the authorAlfian Sa'at is a Singaporean writer, poet, and playwright. He published his first collection of poetry at the age of 21, and proceeded to win multiple awards for his works since then. Alfian is currently the resident playwright of Singaporean theatre group W!LD RICE. shopify_US_6144713654461 shopify_US_6144713654461_37807624290493 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/corridor-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609319645 Alfian Sa'at 0.0 kg Jandy Nelson I'll Give You the Sun https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/ill-give-you-the-sun?variant=39974696517821 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them.Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways... but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor. The early years are Noah's to tell; the later years are Jude's. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they'll have a chance to remake their world.This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.About the authorJandy Nelson, like her characters in I’ll Give You the Sun and The Sky is Everywhere, comes from a superstitious lot. She was tutored from a young age in the art of the four-leaf clover hunt; she knocks wood, throws salt, and carries charms in her pockets.  shopify_US_6760967536829 shopify_US_6760967536829_39974696517821 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/ill-give-you-the-sun_grande.jpg?v=1623230309 Jandy Nelson 0.0 kg Becky Albertalli Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Simonverse #1) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/simon-vs-the-homo-sapiens-agenda?variant=37878125691069 SynopsisThis novel is the first in a trilogy, including The Upside of Unrequited and Leah on the Offbeat. Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.This book was made into a 2018 movie titled “Love, Simon”. The movie, which had no sexual scenes, was rated R21 in Singapore.  About the author Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It's Us with Adam Silvera. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta.  shopify_US_6160687562941 shopify_US_6160687562941_37878125691069 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/love-simon-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1610359252 Becky Albertalli 0.0 kg Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone This is How You Lose the Time War https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/this-is-how-you-lose-the-time-war?variant=37845348810941 SynopsisAmong the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There's still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war.About the authorsAmal El-Mohtar is a Canadian poet and writer of speculative fiction. She has published short fiction, poetry, essays and reviews, and has edited the fantastic poetry quarterly magazine Goblin Fruit since 2006.Max Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia and nominated for the Hugo, John W Campbell, and Lambda Awards. Gladstone studied Chan poetry and late Ming dynasty fiction at Yale, and lived and taught for two years in rural Anhui province.For this book, Amal El-Mohtar wrote all the parts for Blue, while Max Gladstone wrote all the parts for Red.  shopify_US_6151734263997 shopify_US_6151734263997_37845348810941 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/this-is-how-you-lose-the-time-war-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609917285 Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone 0.0 kg André Aciman Call Me by Your Name https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/call-me-by-your-name?variant=37807495971005 Curator’s notesDo we even need to write this note? In Call Me by Your Name, André Aciman, in his signature stream of consciousness style, perfectly captures the nerves and impulses of burning desire and young, tender love between 17-year-old Elio and his father’s house guest Oliver. There’s elements of a forbidden relationship that we might still find familiar today in Singapore. This book is like a sunset: warm, beautiful, fleeting, bittersweet. (And of course, the book is better than the movie!)SynopsisContent warning: This novel depicts the relationship between a minor and a 24-year-old. Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.The psychological manoeuvres that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in André Aciman's frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable.About the authorAndré Aciman is an Italian-American writer who was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. Although best known for Call Me by Your Name, Aciman stated in an interview in 2019 that his best book is the novel Eight White Nights. He lives in New York, US, with his wife. shopify_US_6144701137085 shopify_US_6144701137085_37807495971005 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/call-me-by-your-name-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609317372 André Aciman 0.0 kg Becky Chambers A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarer Series #2) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/a-closed-and-common-orbit-wayfarer-series-2?variant=37807492563133 Curator’s noteThe Wayfarer series is utterly fascinating and breathtaking. Becky Chambers builds a convincing, detailed, and consistent sci-fi world that is filled with colourfully varied sapient species, each with its own customs, cultures, and ways of communication. Queer relationships and gender-diverse species are common in this series. As we observe the “alien” cultures and civilisations in the series, we open ourselves up to the question buried deep within the captivating stories: what does it really mean to be human?SynopsisThis novel is part of the 4-part Wayfarer series: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, Record of a Spaceborn Few, and The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (to be published in 2021). While the novels are set in the same universe, they are only loosely related and so can be enjoyed in any sequence.Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who's determined to help her learn and grow.Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.About the authorBecky Chambers is a sci-fi author based in North California, USA. She has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She lives with her wife in California, and hopes to see Earth from orbit one day. shopify_US_6144700383421 shopify_US_6144700383421_37807492563133 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/a-closed-and-common-orbit-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609317127 Becky Chambers 0.0 kg Kylie Schachte You're Next https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/youre-next?variant=42360449630397 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisWhen a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself — and everyone she loves — on the list of who's next.Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. After stumbling upon a classmate's body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police's failure to find the killer has haunted her ever since. One night, she gets a midnight text from Ava McQueen, the beautiful girl who had ignited Flora's heart last summer, then never spoke to her again.Just in time to witness Ava's death from a gunshot wound, Flora is set on a path of rage and vengeance for all the dead girls whose killer is never found. Her tunnel-visioned sleuthing leads to valuable clues about a shocking conspiracy involving her school and beyond, but also earns her sinister threats from the murderer. She has a choice — to give up the hunt for answers, or keep digging and risk her loved ones' lives. Either way, Flora will regret the consequences. Who's next on the killer's list?About the authorKylie Schachte lived in nine different cities–from Moscow to Los Angeles–before making her home in Portland, Oregon. She’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and an active member of the Pitch Wars online community as both a program alum and mentor. When she’s not writing, she can be found attending concerts, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and refereeing between her tiny cat and giant dog—the cat always wins. shopify_US_7359865290941 shopify_US_7359865290941_42360449630397 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/youre-next_grande.jpg?v=1664082969 Kylie Schachte 0.0 kg Alice Oseman Heartstopper: Volume One https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/heartstopper-volume-one?variant=42092975030461 Curator’s noteHeartstopper is finally here: need we say more? This series of graphic novels depicts sweet young queer love between two boys, and is sure to tug at your heartstrings and make you tear up with queer joy. SynopsisThis graphic novel is part of the Heartstopper series: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4. Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more...?Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn't been too great, but at least he's not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He's heard a little about Charlie - the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months - but he's never had the opportunity to talk to him.They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn't think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner...About the authorAlice Oseman is an author and illustrator born in 1994 in Kent, England. She has written four YA contemporary novels about teenage disasters: Solitaire, Radio Silence, I Was Born for This, and Loveless. She is also the creator of LGBTQ+ YA romance webcomic Heartstopper, which is now published in physical form by Hachette Children's Books. shopify_US_7283675824317 shopify_US_7283675824317_42092975030461 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/heartstopper-1_grande.jpg?v=1657275784 Alice Oseman 0.0 kg A.M. Strickland Beyond the Black Door https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/beyond-the-black-door?variant=42092954157245 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisKamai was warned never to open the black door, but she didn't listen ...Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers―like Kamai and her mother―can journey into other people's souls while they sleep.But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every soul, and her mother has told her to never, ever open it.When Kamai touches the door, it is warm and beating, like it has a pulse. When she puts her ear to it, she hears her own name whispered from the other side. And when tragedy strikes, Kamai does the unthinkable: she opens the door.A.M. Strickland's imaginative dark fantasy features court intrigue and romance, a main character coming to terms with her asexuality, and twists and turns as a seductive mystery unfolds that endangers not just Kamai's own soul, but the entire kingdom. About the authorA.M. Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her spouse, her pugs, and her piles and piles of books. She loves traveling, dancing, tattoos, and writing books about monstrous teens.  shopify_US_7283673268413 shopify_US_7283673268413_42092954157245 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/beyond-the-black-door_grande.jpg?v=1657274548 A.M. Strickland 0.0 kg Casey McQuiston One Last Stop https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/one-last-stop?variant=40437242069181 Curator’s noteThis novel was written by the same author who wrote Red, White & Royal Blue, and features female main characters. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.About the authorCasey McQuiston is a New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies and a pie entusiast. She writes stories about smart people with bad manners falling in love. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, she now lives in New York City with her poodle mix/personal assistant, Pepper. shopify_US_6895987622077 shopify_US_6895987622077_40437242069181 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/one-last-stop_grande.jpg?v=1628847292 Casey McQuiston 0.0 kg Adam J. Kurtz Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/things-are-what-you-make-of-them-life-advice-for-creatives?variant=40177725767869 Curator’s note This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisFrom the creative mind and heart of Adam J. Kurtz comes this quirky, upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular guides he's created for Design*Sponge, this handwritten and heartfelt little book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. The advice is organized by topic, including:(How to) Get Over Comparing Yourself to Other CreativesSeeking & Accepting Help from OthersHow to Get Over Common Creative Fears (Maybe)How to Be Happy (or Just Happier)As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-colour book will be a touchstone for writers, illustrators, designers, and anyone else who wants to be more creative — even when it would be easier to give up act normal.About the author Adam J. Kurtz (aka @adamjk) is an artist and author whose illustrative work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages and his work has been featured in the New Yorker, VICE, Adweek and more. He enjoys smiling at dogs. He loves bread. He lives in Honolulu with his husband who is a writer.  shopify_US_6823297056957 shopify_US_6823297056957_40177725767869 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/things-are-what-you-make-of-them_grande.jpg?v=1625740098 Adam J. Kurtz 0.0 kg F. C. Yee The Shadow of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels #2) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-shadow-of-kyoshi-the-kyoshi-novels-2?variant=40177581686973 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisThis novel is part of a 2-part series: The Rise of Kyoshi, and The Shadow of Kyoshi.Kyoshi’s place as the true Avatar has finally been cemented—but at a heavy cost.With her mentors gone, Kyoshi voyages across the Four Nations, struggling to keep the peace. But while her reputation grows, a mysterious threat emerges from the Spirit World. To stop it, Kyoshi, Rangi, and their reluctant allies must join forces before the Four Nations are destroyed irreparably. This thrilling follow-up continues Kyoshi’s journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after becoming the Avatar.About the author F. C. Yee grew up in New Jersey and went to school in New England, but has called the San Francisco Bay Area home ever since he beat a friend at a board game and shouted “That’s how we do it in NorCal, baby!” Outside of writing, he practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, and has a day job mostly involving spreadsheets.  shopify_US_6823219560637 shopify_US_6823219560637_40177581686973 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-shadow-of-kyoshi_grande.jpg?v=1625737946 F. C. Yee 0.0 kg Becky Albertalli What If It's Us https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/what-if-its-us?variant=40177538138301 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisArthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?But what if it is? About the author Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It's Us with Adam Silvera. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta.  shopify_US_6823201505469 shopify_US_6823201505469_40177538138301 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/what-if-its-us_grande.jpg?v=1625737359 Becky Albertalli 0.0 kg Ocean Vuong On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/on-earth-were-briefly-gorgeous?variant=39298369159357 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.About the authorOcean Vuong is an award-winning author and poet. Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, Harpers, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and American Poetry Review. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an Assistant Professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at Umass-Amherst. shopify_US_6554035257533 shopify_US_6554035257533_39298369159357 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/on-earth-were-briefly-gorgeous-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614842394 Ocean Vuong 0.0 kg MariNaomi Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/kiss-tell-a-romantic-resume-ages-0-to-22?variant=38072977883325 Curator’s noteThis graphic novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisFrom her father and mother's interracial marriage to her own "you show me yours, I'll show you mine" moments on the playground—from drug experimentation to sexual/identity questions—MariNaomi lays her inner life bare. Kiss & Tell is her funny and frank memoir in graphic form: a fresh and offbeat coming-of-age story unfolding against the colorful backdrop of San Francisco in the '80s and '90s. Through deft storytelling and charming illustration, MariNaomi carries us through first love and worst love, through heartbreak and bedroom experimentation, as she grows from misfit teen to young woman.About the author MariNaomi's comics, essays, and paintings have been featured in many publications, websites, and museums. She is the founder and administrator of the Cartoonists of Color Database, the Queer Cartoonists Database, and the Disabled Cartoonists Database. She has taught classes for the California College of the Arts Comics MFA program, and was a guest editor for PEN Illustrated. She is a cohost of the Ask Bi Grlz podcast with author Myriam Gurba. MariNaomi lives in Los Angeles with a husband and a menagerie of cats, dogs, and butterfly babies. shopify_US_6214313738429 shopify_US_6214313738429_38072977883325 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/kiss-and-tell-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612952492 MariNaomi 0.0 kg Leah Johnson You Should See Me in a Crown https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/you-should-see-me-in-a-crown?variant=38041357746365 Synopsis Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down... until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. There's nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington.The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She's smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams... or make them come true?About the authorLeah Johnson (she / her) is an editor, educator, and author of books for young adults. Her bestselling debut YA novel, You Should See Me in a Crown, was the inaugural Reese's Book Club YA pick, and was named a best book of the year by Cosmo, Marie Claire, Publishers Weekly, and New York Public Library among others.  shopify_US_6204079243453 shopify_US_6204079243453_38041357746365 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/you-should-see-me-in-a-crown-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612444858 Leah Johnson 0.0 kg Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher Paper Girls Vol 1 https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/paper-girls-vol-1?variant=38033326080189 Curator’s noteNeon-coloured, dizzyingly beautiful illustrations. Inter-dimensional time travel. Do we need to say more? This graphic novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisContent warning: This graphic novel touches on themes of suicide and homophobia. In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. About the creators Brian K. Vaughan is the writer of this comic series. His work has been recognised at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. He sometimes writes for film and television in LA (USA), where he lives with his family and their dogs Hamburger and Milkshake. Cliff Chiang is the illustrator of the comic series. Formerly an assistant editor at DC Comics, he is now an illustrator, known for his work on Human Target, Beware the Creeper and Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre, Green Arrow/Black Canary, Wonder Woman and Paper Girls. Matt Wilson is the colourist, and Jared K. Fletcher was in charge of the lettering of words in this comic.  shopify_US_6200627396797 shopify_US_6200627396797_38033326080189 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/paper-girls-vol-1-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612325119 Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher 0.0 kg Cyril Wong This Side of Heaven https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/this-side-of-heaven?variant=37807506358461 SynopsisA comedian, a nun, a reality TV star and countless others meet in a garden. This is not the start of a joke, but the beginnings of a parable. Self-justifications ensue, as well as rationalisations for what these characters are doing here. These denizens might be running out of time, while there is all the time in their Kafkaesque world, and an orchestra is playing a song nobody else may hear.About the author Cyril Wong is a gay Singaporean author and poet who has won multiple awards for his works. He completed a doctoral degree in English Literature at NUS (so he's technically Dr Cyril Wong) and served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as a judge for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore. shopify_US_6144703135933 shopify_US_6144703135933_37807506358461 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/this-side-of-heaven-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609318133 Cyril Wong 0.0 kg Becky Chambers To Be Taught, If Fortunate https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/to-be-taught-if-fortunate?variant=37807494725821 SynopsisIn her new novella, Sunday Times best-selling author Becky Chambers imagines a future in which, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the solar system instead transform themselves.Ariadne is one such explorer. As an astronaut on an extrasolar research vessel, she and her fellow crewmates sleep between worlds and wake up each time with different features. Her experience is one of fluid body and stable mind and of a unique perspective on the passage of time. Back on Earth, society changes dramatically from decade to decade, as it always does.Ariadne may awaken to find that support for space exploration back home has waned, or that her country of birth no longer exists, or that a cult has arisen around their cosmic findings, only to dissolve once more by the next waking. But the moods of Earth have little bearing on their mission: to explore, to study, and to send their learnings home.Carrying all the trademarks of her other beloved works, including brilliant writing, fantastic world-building and exceptional, diverse characters, Becky's first audiobook outside of the Wayfarers series is sure to capture the imagination of listeners all over the world. About the authorBecky Chambers is a sci-fi author based in North California, USA. She has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She lives with her wife in California, and hopes to see Earth from orbit one day. shopify_US_6144700711101 shopify_US_6144700711101_37807494725821 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/to-be-taught-if-fortunate-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609317218 Becky Chambers 0.0 kg Kianna Alexander Can't Resist Her https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/cant-resist-her?variant=42360504287421 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisTwo very determined women—in love, at odds, and risking a lot on a second chance.After years away from home, Summer Graves is back in Austin, Texas, to accept a new teaching position. Of all the changes to the old neighborhood, the most dispiriting one is the slated demolition of the high school her grandmother founded. There’s no way she can let developers destroy her memories and her family legacy. But the challenge stirs memories of another kind.On the architectural team revitalizing the neighborhood, hometown girl Aiko Holt is all about progress. Then she sees Summer again. Some things never change.Neither can forget the kiss they shared at their senior-year dance. Neither can back down from her unwavering beliefs about what’s right for the neighborhood.For now, the only thing Summer and Aiko are willing to give in to is a heat that still burns. But can two women with so much passion—for what once was and what could be—agree to disagree long enough to fall in love?About the authorKianna Alexander has always loved the written word. For as long as she can remember, she read as much as she could, as often as she could. Cereal boxes, newspapers, product packaging. Ebony, Essence, and Jet Magazine. Billboards. She loved it all. When she was sixteen, she picked up my stepmother's copy of Night Song, by Beverly Jenkins. The cover showed an obviously historical image of a black couple, against a beautiful backdrop, locked in a passionate embrace. What she read inside blew her mind, and to this day Kianna credits that book with planting the seed of desire to write romance.  shopify_US_7359891833021 shopify_US_7359891833021_42360504287421 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/cant-resist-her_grande.jpg?v=1664092575 Kianna Alexander 0.0 kg Julia Lynn Rubin Primal Animals https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/primal-animals?variant=42360435245245 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisProtect the girls.Arlee Gold is anxious about spending the summer at the college prep Camp Rockaway—the same camp her mother attended years ago, which her mother insists will help give Arlee a “fresh start” and will “change her life.” Little does Arlee know that, once she steps foot on the manicured grounds, this will prove to be true in horrifying ways.Even though the girls in her cabin are awesome—and she’s developing a major crush on the girl who sleeps in the bunk above her—the other campers seem to be wary of Arlee, unwilling to talk to her or be near her, which only ramps up her paranoia. When she’s tapped to join a strange secret society, Arlee thinks this will be her shot at fitting in...until her new "sisters" ask her to do the unthinkable, putting her life, and the life of her new crush, in perilous danger.About the authorJulia Lynn Rubin lives the writer's life in Brooklyn. She earned an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults at The New School in 2017, and for three years, served as a writing mentor for Girls Write Now, New York City's premiere writing program for high school girls.Julia has been writing books, poems, and stories since first grade, and loves reading about everything from film analysis to psychology. She is passionate about realism and diversity in teen literature. She hopes to one day own a French bulldog, pug, Boston terrier, or perhaps a mix of all three. She loves indie films, drag shows, and spending as much time as possible at the beach. shopify_US_7359861293245 shopify_US_7359861293245_42360435245245 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/primal-animals_grande.jpg?v=1664082011 Julia Lynn Rubin 0.0 kg Anna Kirchner Little Black Bird https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/little-black-bird?variant=42360429871293 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisMagic is dying out, but it will not disappear without a fight.Wiktoria is a seventeen year old with a secret: she has psychic powers. Her uncontrollable telekinesis hurts her and others, setting fires and throwing objects in the air, no matter how hard she tries to hold it back. All she wants to have is a peaceful, average life, but it’s difficult when you’ve been cursed to destroy the magical world.Her carefully maintained facade of normality starts to unravel when she’s hunted down by local sorcerers and their Guardian, and accused of unleashing banished demons back into the human realm. When a murder shakes up the magical community, everyone agrees that the only way to save the world is to kill Wiktoria.Her only ally is a boy who can read her mind, shares her dreams and makes her question her sexuality. Together, they face mythical creatures and uncover ancient legends, and they soon realize that there is no such thing as simply good or evil. Whether they break the curse or allow it to fulfil its destiny, the magical world will be forever changed.Little Black Bird is a tale of trust, friendship and family, and what it means to discover one’s true path. About the authorAnna Kirchner grew up in Poland and lived in a number of countries before settling in Sweden. She spends more time in imaginary worlds than in the real one. She grew up on a mixture of Polish legends and original Grimm fairy tales, which she channels into fiction. She’s a proud Hufflepuff and a dog lover. She is easiest to find on her Instagram, where she talks about books and goes into queer-feminist rants. shopify_US_7359859294397 shopify_US_7359859294397_42360429871293 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/little-black-bird_grande.jpg?v=1664080259 Anna Kirchner 0.0 kg Naz Kutub The Loophole https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-loophole?variant=42360415092925 Curator’s noteThis novel touches on familial rejection and Islamophobia, which might not be comfortable for everyone. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisYour wish is granted! This YA debut is equal parts broken-hearted love story, epic myth retelling, and a world-journey romp to find home.Sy is a timid seventeen-year-old queer Indian-Muslim boy who placed all his bets at happiness on his boyfriend Farouk... who then left him to try and "fix the world." Sy was too chicken to take the plunge and travel with him and is now stuck in a dead-end coffee shop job. All Sy can do is wish for another chance... Although he never expects his wish to be granted.When a mysterious girl slams into (and slides down, streaks of make-up in her wake) the front entrance of the coffee shop, Sy helps her up and on her way. But then the girl offers him three wishes in exchange for his help, and after proving she can grant at least one wish with a funds transfer of a million dollars into Sy's pitifully struggling bank account, a whole new world of possibility opens up. Is she magic? Or just rich? And when his father kicks him out after he is outed, does Sy have the courage to make his way from L. A., across the Atlantic Ocean, to lands he'd never even dreamed he could ever visit? Led by his potentially otherworldly new friend, can he track down his missing Farouk for one last, desperate chance at rebuilding his life and re-finding love?About the authorNaz Kutub is a half-Indian, half-Malay immigrant (to USA) from Singapore. His debut novel, The Loophole, was inspired by his personal experiences growing up as a gay Muslim, and as someone raised on a calorie-dense diet of Eastern lore. shopify_US_7359857852605 shopify_US_7359857852605_42360415092925 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-loophole_grande.jpg?v=1664079584 Naz Kutub 0.0 kg Alice Oseman Heartstopper: Volume Two https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/heartstopper-volume-two?variant=42092974768317 Curator’s noteHeartstopper is finally here: need we say more? This series of graphic novels depicts sweet young queer love between two boys, and is sure to tug at your heartstrings and make you tear up with queer joy. SynopsisThis graphic novel is part of the Heartstopper series: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4. Nick and Charlie are best friends. Nick knows Charlie's gay, and Charlie is sure that Nick isn't.But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is discovering all kinds of things about his friends, his family ... and himself.About the authorAlice Oseman is an author and illustrator born in 1994 in Kent, England. She has written four YA contemporary novels about teenage disasters: Solitaire, Radio Silence, I Was Born for This, and Loveless. She is also the creator of LGBTQ+ YA romance webcomic Heartstopper, which is now published in physical form by Hachette Children's Books. shopify_US_7283675726013 shopify_US_7283675726013_42092974768317 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/heartstopper-2_grande.jpg?v=1657275698 Alice Oseman 0.0 kg Alice Oseman Heartstopper: Volume Four https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/heartstopper-4?variant=42092957827261 Curator’s noteHeartstopper is finally here: need we say more? This series of graphic novels depicts sweet young queer love between two boys, and is sure to tug at your heartstrings and make you tear up with queer joy. SynopsisThis graphic novel is part of the Heartstopper series: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4. Netflix's Heartstopper season 1 only covers the plot of Volumes 1 and 2, so SPOILER WARNING. Charlie didn't think Nick could ever like him back, but now they're officially boyfriends. Charlie's beginning to feel ready to say those three little words: I love you.Nick's been feeling the same, but he's got a lot on his mind - not least coming out to his dad, and the fact that Charlie might have an eating disorder.As summer turns to autumn and a new school year begins, Charlie and Nick are about to learn a lot about what love means.Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie's lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.This is the fourth volume of Heartstopper, which has now been optioned for television by See-Saw Films.About the authorAlice Oseman is an author and illustrator born in 1994 in Kent, England. She has written four YA contemporary novels about teenage disasters: Solitaire, Radio Silence, I Was Born for This, and Loveless. She is also the creator of LGBTQ+ YA romance webcomic Heartstopper, which is now published in physical form by Hachette Children's Books. shopify_US_7283674153149 shopify_US_7283674153149_42092957827261 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/heartstopper-4_grande.jpg?v=1657275465 Alice Oseman 0.0 kg A.M. Strickland In the Ravenous Dark https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/in-the-ravenous-dark?variant=42092954550461 Curator’s noteThis novel features many deaths, including off-page references to the death of a character by suicide. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisA pansexual bloodmage reluctantly teams up with an undead spirit to start a rebellion among the living and the dead.In Thanopolis, those gifted with magic are assigned undead spirits to guard them—and control them. Ever since Rovan’s father died trying to keep her from this fate, she’s hidden her magic. But when she accidentally reveals her powers, she’s bound to a spirit and thrust into a world of palace intrigue and deception.Desperate to escape, Rovan finds herself falling for two people she can’t fully trust: Lydea, a beguiling, rebellious princess; and Ivrilos, the handsome spirit with the ability to control Rovan, body and soul.Together, they uncover a secret that will destroy Thanopolis. To save them all, Rovan will have to start a rebellion in both the mortal world and the underworld, and find a way to trust the princess and spirit battling for her heart—if she doesn’t betray them first.About the authorA.M. Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her spouse, her pugs, and her piles and piles of books. She loves traveling, dancing, tattoos, and writing books about monstrous teens.  shopify_US_7283673432253 shopify_US_7283673432253_42092954550461 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/In-the-Ravenous-Dark_grande.jpg?v=1657274672 A.M. Strickland 0.0 kg Laura Gao Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/messy-roots-a-graphic-memoir-of-a-wuhanese-american?variant=42092941082813 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisAfter spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu, Laura immigrates to Texas, where her hometown is as foreign as Mars--at least until 2020, when COVID-19 makes Wuhan a household name.In Messy Roots, Laura illustrates her coming-of-age as the girl who simply wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school, and figure out why girls make her heart flutter.Insightful, original, and hilarious, toggling seamlessly between past and present, China and America, Gao's debut is a tour de force of graphic storytelling.About the authorLaura Gao is a 25-year-old queer artist, author, and bread lover. Originally from Wuhan, China, Gao immigrated to a small town in Texas when she was four. Gao's art career began by doodling on Pokémon cards and has since blossomed to be featured on NPR, the MOCA in NYC, and most notably, her parents’ fridge.   shopify_US_7283670188221 shopify_US_7283670188221_42092941082813 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Messy-Roots_grande.jpg?v=1657273211 Laura Gao 0.0 kg Celine Frohn Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/unspeakable-a-queer-gothic-anthology?variant=42092915196093 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisUnspeakable contains eighteen Gothic tales with uncanny twists and characters that creep under your skin. Its stories feature sapphic ghosts, terrifying creatures of the sea, and haunted houses concealing their own secrets. Whether you're looking for your non-binary knight in shining armour or a poly family to murder with, Unspeakable showcases the best contemporary Gothic queer short fiction. Even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.About the authorThis book is edited by Celine Frohn, and features stories from Claire Hamilton Russell, Ally Kölzow, C.L., Lindsay King-Miller, Avery Kit Malone, Katalina Watt, Jude Reid, S.T. Gibson, Jenna MacDonald, Eliza Temple, Katie Young, Sam Hirst, Ryan Fletcher, Heather Valentine, Jen Glifort, E. Saxey, Anna Moon, and Mason Hawthorne.  shopify_US_7283667992765 shopify_US_7283667992765_42092915196093 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Unspeakable_grande.jpg?v=1657272442 Celine Frohn 0.0 kg Margaret Reynolds The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-penguin-book-of-lesbian-short-stories?variant=40974895710397 Curator’s noteThis book is donated by a lovely supporter of our library! SynopsisIn this wide-ranging anthology, Margaret Reynolds brings together the work of 32 women from Britain, continental Europe, and the Americas to express the depth and complexity of lesbian literature. In coming out stories about cross-dressing, vampire tales, science fiction, parody, and romance, these writers challenge traditional forms of expression and subject matter in an extraordinarily rich and varied discourse to give voice to the lesbian imagination. This collection features the work of: Kathy Acker, Ann Bannon, Nicole Brossard, Colette, Frances Gapper, Radclyffe Hall, Sara Maitland, Joan Nestle, Jayne Anne Phillips, Dorothy Strachey, Dorothy Allison, Djuna Barnes, Rebecca Brown, Isak Dinesen, Jewelle Gomez, Sarah One Jewett, Katherine Mansfield, Anaïs Nin, Jane Rule, Renée Vivien, Margaret Atwood, Alison Bechdel, Pat Califia, Emma Donoghue, H.D., Anna Livia, Merrill Mushroom, Beth Nugent, Gertrude Stein, Jeanette Winterson, Monique Wittig, and Virginia Woolf. About the editorMargaret Reynolds is a writer, academic, critic and broadcaster. Her critical edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh won the British Academy's Rose Mary Crawshay prize. She is Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's long running 'Adventures in Poetry'. shopify_US_7054064844989 shopify_US_7054064844989_40974895710397 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/penguin-book-lesbian-short-stories_grande.jpg?v=1635757293 Margaret Reynolds 0.0 kg F. C. Yee The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels #1) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-rise-of-kyoshi-the-kyoshi-novels-1?variant=40177552949437 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisThis novel is part of a 2-part series: The Rise of Kyoshi, and The Shadow of Kyoshi.F. C. Yee’s The Rise of Kyoshi delves into the story of Kyoshi, the Earth Kingdom–born Avatar.The longest-living Avatar in this beloved world’s history, Kyoshi established the brave and respected Kyoshi Warriors, but also founded the secretive Dai Li, which led to the corruption, decline, and fall of her own nation. The first of two novels based on Kyoshi, The Rise of Kyoshi maps her journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice who is still feared and admired centuries after she became the Avatar.About the author F. C. Yee grew up in New Jersey and went to school in New England, but has called the San Francisco Bay Area home ever since he beat a friend at a board game and shouted “That’s how we do it in NorCal, baby!” Outside of writing, he practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, and has a day job mostly involving spreadsheets.  shopify_US_6823207567549 shopify_US_6823207567549_40177552949437 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-rise-of-kyoshi_grande.jpg?v=1625737645 F. C. Yee 0.0 kg Rainbow Rowell Carry On (Simon Snow #1) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/carry-on-simon-snow-1?variant=40177531224253 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis This novel is part of a 3-part series: Carry On, Wayward Son, and Any Way the Wind Blows. Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.Carry On is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.About the authorRainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults, and sometimes about teenagers. But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.She lives in Nebraska (USA) with her husband and two sons. shopify_US_6823197147325 shopify_US_6823197147325_40177531224253 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/carry-on_grande.jpg?v=1625737249 Rainbow Rowell 0.0 kg Sayoni Violence & Discrimination Against LBTQ Women in Singapore https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/violence-discrimination-against-lbtq-women-in-singapore?variant=39291571142845 Curator’s noteThis report is important — it provides an extensive look at the various ways queer women in Singapore have been subject to violence and discrimination. Its chapters are split according to broad themes, and by the end, you’d be left wondering how deluded people must be to claim that queer folks don’t face any discrimination in Singapore. A digital version of the report can be read here.This book is donated by a supporter of the library! Synopsis Content warning: This book touches on the subject of trauma, abuse, and suicide.Singapore actively proclaims its duty to protect all LGBT persons living in Singapore. Yet human rights violations against LBTQ persons in the country remain largely invisible and persistent. Although Section 377A of the penal code does not criminalise lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBTQ) persons, it institutionalises a legislative and administrative framework of discrimination based on sexuality and gender, and promotes violence and discrimination.The book is based on 9 months of research with 40 interviewees, and contains 14 chapters that look into the different ways LBTQ persons in Singapore are discriminated and subject to violence. About the authorSayoni is Singapore's leading LBTQ women's organisation that's focused on advocating for the equality and wellbeing of queer women.  shopify_US_6551583948989 shopify_US_6551583948989_39291571142845 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/sayoni-discrimination-report-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614764084 Sayoni 0.0 kg Lim Xiangyun White: Behind Mental Health Stigma https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/white-behind-mental-health-stigma?variant=39291409203389 Curator’s noteYou know what they say: don’t judge a book by its cover. Yet when we first laid our eyes on this book, we couldn’t help but marvel at its beautiful cover, at its long list of contributor names, and at the weight it had in our hands.This book is a heavy read, but its well-designed pages and varied perspectives and narrative styles kept us reading from end to end. White features the perspectives of several LGBTQ+ folks and organisations too.This book is donated by the great folks at The White Book. Synopsis Content warning: This book touches on the subject of trauma, self-harm, and abuse.A book about mental health in Singapore as told through the perspectives of fifty voices including Dr Mythily Subramaniam (IMH), Dr Terence Yow (AMKFSC), Tina Hung from National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), Inter-University LGBT Network, Liyana Dhamirah, Indulekshmi Rajeswari, Charmaine Poh, and Rachel Pang Comics.This consolidation of academic perspectives, professional insights and personal narratives covers a broad range of topics such as trauma, dementia, corporate mental health and post-natal depression. There will also be sharings about navigating our local mental healthcare, a guide to daily journalling, and where to go for help online and offline. About the editorThis collection of perspectives is edited by Lim Xiangyun, an editor, writer, and translator. Before going independent, she worked as a PR editor, copywriter, and content producer.  shopify_US_6551536566461 shopify_US_6551536566461_39291409203389 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-white-book-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614764107 Lim Xiangyun 0.0 kg 14 YA Authors Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/meet-cute-some-people-are-destined-to-meet?variant=39291375943869 Curator’s noteA “meet cute” is a scene in a film that shows us how a romantic couple first met, usually under strange but cute circumstances. This collection of short stories gives us 14 meet cutes — with a good representation of queer folks and relationships — so your odds of swooning over a story is pretty much guaranteed.This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of "how they first met" from some of today’s most popular YA authors.Readers will experience Nina LaCour's beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard's glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon's imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno's story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick's charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There’s futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.About the authorsThis collection of short stories is written by 14 Young Adult authors: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotogno, Jocelyn Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nona Lacour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, and Ibi Zoboi. shopify_US_6551524245693 shopify_US_6551524245693_39291375943869 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/meet-cute-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614764103 14 YA Authors 0.0 kg Emily Hashimoto A World Between: A Novel https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/a-world-between-a-novel?variant=38072947015869 Curator’s noteIn this sweet, poignant book, two immigrant American millennials have a college fling and years later, find themselves pulled towards each other even though they have both grown and changed. These women are worlds apart and yet, interconnected. The story follows them as they try to navigate family, female friendship, and their own history, showing us what it means to be messy and carry baggage while trying to be our true selves.This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis In 2004, college students Eleanor Suzuki and Leena Shah meet in an elevator. Both girls are on the brink of adulthood, each full of possibility and big ideas, and they fall into a whirlwind romance. Years later, Eleanor and Leena collide on the streets of San Francisco. Although grown and changed and each separately partnered, the two find themselves, once again, irresistibly pulled back together.Emily Hashimoto’s debut novel perfectly captures the wonder and confusion of growing up and growing closer. Narrated in sparkling prose, A World Between follows two strikingly different but interconnected women as they navigate family, female friendship, and their own fraught history.About the authorEmily U. Hashimoto is a writer from the suburbs of New Jersey. She’s a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in women’s & gender studies, and her M.S. in Information Science from Pratt Institute. Her first novel, A World Between, follows two queer women of color over the course of thirteen years as they grow away from and towards each other. She lives in New York (USA) with her wife and child. shopify_US_6214308102333 shopify_US_6214308102333_38072947015869 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/a-world-between-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612952044 Emily Hashimoto 0.0 kg T. J. Klune How to be a Normal Person https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/how-to-be-a-normal-person?variant=38048462012605 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman. He owns a video rental store that no one goes to. His closest friends are a lady named Lottie with drag queen hair and a trio of elderly Vespa riders known as the We Three Queens.Gus is not normal. And he's fine with that. All he wants is to be left alone.Until Casey, an asexual stoner hipster and the newest employee at Lottie’s Lattes, enters his life. For some reason, Casey thinks Gus is the greatest thing ever. And maybe Gus is starting to think the same thing about Casey, even if Casey is obsessive about Instagramming his food.But Gus isn’t normal and Casey deserves someone who can be. Suddenly wanting to be that someone, Gus steps out of his comfort zone and plans to become the most normal person ever.After all, what could possibly go wrong?About the authorT. J. Klune is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company. Being queer himself, T. J. believes it's important — now more than ever — to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories.  shopify_US_6206811078845 shopify_US_6206811078845_38048462012605 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/how-to-be-a-normal-person-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612517966 T. J. Klune 0.0 kg Bill Konigsberg The Music of What Happens https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-music-of-what-happens?variant=38048412827837 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn't want to think about, ever.Jordan: The opposite of chill. Poetry. His "wives" and the Chandler Mall. Never been kissed and searching for Mr. Right, who probably won't like him anyway. And a secret: A spiraling out of control mother, and the knowledge that he's the only one who can keep the family from falling apart.Throw in a rickety, 1980s-era food truck called Coq Au Vinny. Add in prickly pears, cloud eggs, and a murky idea of what's considered locally sourced and organic. Place it all in Mesa, Arizona, in June, where the temp regularly hits 114. And top it off with a touch of undeniable chemistry between utter opposites.Over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they're willing to risk -- to get the thing they want the most.About the authorBill Konigsberg was born in 1970 in New York City. Early in his life, Bill wanted to be a disc jockey, a professional baseball player, or the Construction Worker from The Village People. None of these career paths worked out for him. Bill is now an accomplished author, and lives in Chandler, Arizona with his husband and 2 dogs. shopify_US_6206804033725 shopify_US_6206804033725_38048412827837 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-music-of-what-happens-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612517168 Bill Konigsberg 0.0 kg David Levithan Every Day https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/every-day?variant=38041304203453 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone A wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.About the authorDavid Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press. shopify_US_6204056993981 shopify_US_6204056993981_38041304203453 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/every-day-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612443748 David Levithan 0.0 kg Usdin, Vakueva, Flores & Nalty Heavy Vinyl Vol 1: Riot on the Radio https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/heavy-vinyl-riot-on-the-radio?variant=38033397940413 Curator’s noteThis graphic novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisWhen Chris joins the staff at her local record store, she’s surprised to find out that her co-workers share a secret: they’re all members of a secret fight club that take on the patriarchy and fight crime!Starry-eyed Chris has just started the dream job every outcast kid in town wants: working at Vinyl Mayhem. It's as rad as she imagined; her boss is BOSS, her co-workers spend their time arguing over music, pushing against the patriarchy, and endlessly trying to form a band. When Rosie Riot, the staff's favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her band’s show, Chris discovers her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl . . . Her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club! About the creators Carly Usdin is the writer of this comic series. She is an award-winning filmmaker based in LA, USA. Her first feature, Suicide Kale, won the Audience Award for Best First Feature at Outfest 2016. After playing over 30 festivals worldwide the film is now available on iTunes and Amazon Prime. In 2017 Carly served as showrunner and director for the scripted series Threads, produced by New Form for Verizon’s go90 platform. The 20-episode horror and comedy anthology series brought to life outrageous stories from internet forums like Reddit.Nina Vakueva is the illustrator of the comic series. Irene Flores is inked the comic, and Rebecca Nalty coloured the illustrations. Jim Campbell was in charge of the lettering of words.  shopify_US_6200674779325 shopify_US_6200674779325_38033397940413 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/heavy-vinyl-vol-1-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612326949 Usdin, Vakueva, Flores & Nalty 0.0 kg Dr. Betty Berzon Permanent Partners: Building Gay & Lesbian Relationships That Last https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/permanent-partners-building-gay-lesbian-relationships-that-last?variant=38027892424893 Curator’s noteSmall side note: this book is a little American-centric, and was written before marriage was extended to everyone in all states in the US.SynopsisPermanent Partners, for a decade and a half, has been the authoritative guide to gay and lesbian relationships. In this updated and revised edition, Dr. Betty Berzon offers up-to-the-minute advice on emotional, financial, and legal issues that two men or two women face as they create a life together. She draws on 35 years of experience counselling gay couples to help readers improve communication, resolve conflicts, and make their love and commitment last. About the authorDr. Betty Berzon was an American author and psychotherapist known for her work with the gay and lesbian communities. She was among the first psychotherapists to assist gay and lesbian clients. After coming out as a lesbian in 1968, she began providing therapy to gay and lesbian folks, and in 1971, she organised the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center as well as an organisation of gays and lesbians within the American Psychiatric Association, which declassified homosexuality as a mental illness two years later. shopify_US_6198749266109 shopify_US_6198749266109_38027892424893 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/permanent-partners-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612245067 Dr. Betty Berzon 0.0 kg Ted Gideonse & Rob Williams From Boys to Men https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/from-boys-to-men?variant=38027883643069 SynopsisMore than an anthology of coming out stories, From Boys to Men is a stunning collection of essays about what it is like to be gay and young, to be different and be aware of that difference from the earliest of ages. In these memoirs, coming out is less important than coming of age and coming to the realization that young gay people experience the world in ways quite unlike straight boys. Whether it is a fascination with soap opera, an intense sensitivity to their own difference, or an obsession with a certain part of the male anatomy, gay kids — or kids who would eventually identify as gay — have an indefinable but unmistakable gay sensibility. Sometimes the result is funny, sometimes it is harrowing, and often it is deeply moving. Essays by lauded young writers like Alex Chee (Edinburgh), Aaron Hamburger (Faith for Beginners), Karl Soehnlein (The World of Normal Boys), Trebor Healy (Through It Came Bright Colors), Tom Dolby (The Trouble Boy), David Bahr, and Austin Bunn, are collected along with those by brilliant, newcomers such as Michael McAllister, Jason Tougaw, Viet Dinh, and the wildly popular blogger, Joe.My.God.About the editorsTed Gideonse is a film critic for Maisonneuve and has written for Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Advocate, and Out.Rob Williams teaches English in San Diego, and his writing has appeared in M2M: New Literary Fiction, Fresh Men, I Do / I Don’t, The Gay and Lesbian Times, and Maisonneuve. shopify_US_6198739665085 shopify_US_6198739665085_38027883643069 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/from-boys-to-men-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612244670 Ted Gideonse & Rob Williams 0.0 kg Amanda Lee Koe Ministry of Moral Panic https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/ministry-of-moral-panic?variant=37986581840061 Curator’s noteThis award-winning debut collection from Amanda Lee Koe plumbs the depths of Singaporean memory to present stories about sex, morality and human connection. In this book, the author takes risk after risk to create fresh perspectives and interpretations of our national myths – and they pay off. Synopsis Meet an over-the-hill Pop Yé-yé singer with a faulty heart, two conservative middle-aged women holding hands in the Galápagos, and the proprietor of a Laundromat with a penchant for Cantonese songs of heartbreak. Rehash national icons: the truth about racial riot fodder-girl Maria Hertogh living out her days as a chambermaid in Lake Tahoe, a mirage of the Merlion as a ladyboy working Orchard Towers, and a high-stakes fantasy starring the still-suave lead of the 1990s TV hit serial The Unbeatables.Heartfelt and sexy, the stories of Amanda Lee Koe encompass a skewed world fraught with prestige anxiety, moral relativism, sexual frankness, and the improbable necessity of human connection. Told in strikingly original prose, these are fictions that plough, relentlessly, the possibilities of understanding Singapore and her denizens discursively, off-centre. Ministry of Moral Panic is an extraordinary debut collection and the introduction of a revelatory new voice.About the authorBorn in Singapore and based in New York, Amanda Lee Koe is the youngest winner of the Singapore Literature Prize for her first short story collection Ministry of Moral Panic, shortlisted for the Haus der Kulturen der Welt's Internationaler Literaturpreis, and the Frankfurt Book Fair's LiBeraturpreis. shopify_US_6188629262525 shopify_US_6188629262525_37986581840061 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/ministry-of-moral-panic-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1611723280 Amanda Lee Koe 0.0 kg Peter Cameron Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/someday-this-pain-will-be-useful-to-you?variant=37878233727165 SynopsisIt’s time for eighteen-year-old James Sveck to begin his freshman year at Brown. Instead, he’s surfing the real estate listings, searching for a sanctuary—a nice farmhouse in Kansas, perhaps. Although James lives in twenty-first-century Manhattan, he’s more at home in the faraway worlds of Eric Rohmer or Anthony Trollope—or his favorite writer, the obscure and tragic Denton Welch. James’s sense of dislocation is exacerbated by his willfully self-absorbed parents, a disdainful sister, his Teutonically cryptic shrink, and an increasingly vague, D-list celebrity grandmother. Compounding matters is James’s growing infatuation with a handsome male colleague at the art gallery his mother owns, where James supposedly works at his summer job but where he actually plots his escape to the prairie. About the authorPeter Cameron is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, he moved to New York City after graduating college in 1982. Cameron began publishing stories in the New Yorker one year later. His numerous award-winning stories for that magazine led to the publication of his first book, One Way or Another. He has since focused on writing novels, including Leap Year and The City of Your Final Destination. shopify_US_6160700801213 shopify_US_6160700801213_37878233727165 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/someday-this-pain-will-be-useful-to-you-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1610359919 Peter Cameron 0.0 kg Lisa Papademetriou & Chris Tebbetts M or F? https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/m-or-f?variant=37878163767485 SynopsisWhen Frannie is desperate to get the attention of her crush, her fabulous (and gay) best friend Marcus suggests that Frannie chat with him online. Too bad Frannie’s terrified. She won’t type a word without Marcus’s help.In the chat room, Marcus and Jeffrey hit it off. But the more Marcus writes, the more he’s convinced that Jeffrey is falling for him, not Frannie.Whose romance is this anyway? Read this heartwarming comedy of errors to find out.About the authorsLisa Papademetriou is a former editor and the author of many novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Her books have appeared on the Bank Street Best Books of the Year list, the NYPL Books for the Teen Age, and the Texas Lone Star Reading List, among others. Chris Tebbetts worked as a carpenter, lighting assistant, stagehand, and stage manager in New York for several years, jobbing his way through the various technical aspects of producing plays. Eventually, he settled in Vermont, where he focused on writing.  shopify_US_6160692412605 shopify_US_6160692412605_37878163767485 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/m-or-f-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1610359742 Lisa Papademetriou & Chris Tebbetts 0.0 kg Jamie O'Neill At Swim, Two Boys https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/at-swim-two-boys?variant=37878109700285 SynopsisPraised as “a work of wild, vaulting ambition and achievement” by Entertainment Weekly, Jamie O’Neill’s first novel invites comparison to such literary greats as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Charles Dickens.Set during the year preceding the Easter Uprising of 1916—Ireland’s brave but fractured revolt against British rule—At Swim, Two Boys is a tender, tragic love story and a brilliant depiction of people caught in the tide of history. Powerful and artful, and ten years in the writing, it is a masterwork from Jamie O’Neill.Jim Mack is a naïve young scholar and the son of a foolish, aspiring shopkeeper. Doyler Doyle is the rough-diamond son—revolutionary and blasphemous—of Mr. Mack’s old army pal. Out at the Forty Foot, that great jut of rock where gentlemen bathe in the nude, the two boys make a pact: Doyler will teach Jim to swim, and in a year, on Easter of 1916, they will swim to the distant beacon of Muglins Rock and claim that island for themselves. All the while Mr. Mack, who has grand plans for a corner shop empire, remains unaware of the depth of the boys’ burgeoning friendship and of the changing landscape of a nation.Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There's still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war.About the author Jamie O'Neill is an Irish author who lived and worked in England for two decades; he now lives in Gortachalla, in County Galway, Ireland. His critically-acclaimed novel, At Swim, Two Boys (2001) earned him the highest advance ever paid for an Irish novel and frequent claims that he was the natural successor to James Joyce, Flann O'Brien and Samuel Beckett. shopify_US_6160684777661 shopify_US_6160684777661_37878109700285 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/at-swim-two-boys-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1610358868 Jamie O'Neill 0.0 kg Murakami Haruki Sputnik Sweetheart https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/sputnik-sweetheart?variant=37845379678397 Curator’s noteMurakami Haruki’s works often invoke an ethereal sense of wonder — and loneliness. The words he string together form less of a story and more of a dream, so reading his books feels much like taking a trip up a misty hill: at the end of the journey, the path you took and the things you saw along the way are far less remarkable than the lingering, aching sense of awe and melancholy you’re left to grapple with.SynopsisContent warning: this novel contains depictions of sexual activity. Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished...About the authorMurakami Haruki (Japanese: 村上 春樹) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. Since childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature. Many of his novels have themes and titles that invoke classical music and English pop songs.This novel was translated by Philip Gabriel. shopify_US_6151748583613 shopify_US_6151748583613_37845379678397 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/sputnik-sweetheart-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609917965 Murakami Haruki 0.0 kg Lisa Williamson The Art of Being Normal https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-art-of-being-normal?variant=37845368799421 SynopsisTwo boys. Two secrets.David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl.On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year eleven is definitely not part of that plan.When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long…About the authorLisa Williamson was born in Nottingham in 1980. She spent most of her childhood drawing, daydreaming and making up stories in her head (but never getting round to writing them down). Lisa lives in London, where she is lucky enough to split her time between writing and acting. In her spare time she reads a lot of books, continues to daydream and eats way too much ice cream. shopify_US_6151744192701 shopify_US_6151744192701_37845368799421 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/The-Art-of-Being-Normal-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609917672 Lisa Williamson 0.0 kg Tillie Walden On a Sunbeam https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/on-a-sunbeam?variant=37845288550589 SynopsisThroughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As new member Mia gets to know her team, the story flashes back to her pivotal year in boarding school, where she fell in love with a mysterious new student. Soon, though, Mia reveals her true purpose for joining their ship—to track down her long-lost love.An inventive world, a breathtaking love story, and stunning art come together in this new work by award-winning artist Tillie Walden.About the authorTillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin (Texas), US. When she is not drawing comics, Tillie can be found walking and listening to audiobooks or asleep with a cat. She also enjoys studying architecture and tries to incorporate that passion into her comics. Spinning is her first long form autobiographical work. shopify_US_6151716765885 shopify_US_6151716765885_37845288550589 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/on-a-sunbeam-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609916056 Tillie Walden 0.0 kg Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-picture-of-dorian-gray-coming-soon?variant=37840006709437 Curator’s noteOscar Wilde did more than just write one of the most scandalous novels of his time. His words would dance around in your mind, teasing you with its mesmerising twirls, inviting you to drown in a world of extravagant flamboyance, till you reach the end gasping for breath and gasping for more. The Picture of Dorian Gray isn’t just charming — it’s seductive.Yet Wilde’s personal story is one that’s sobering: he was convicted of “gross indecency” in 1895, sent to 2 years of hard labour, and died 3 years after release. The law that was used to convict Wilde (the Labouchere Amendment) heavily influenced the creation of S377A in Singapore’s Penal Code, which continues to criminalise “gross indecency” between men till date.SynopsisWritten in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.”Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray’s relationship to autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, “Basil Hallward is what I think I am; Lord Henry what the world thinks me; Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.” About the authorOscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest.As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of "gross indecency" with other men. After Wilde was released from prison, he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry. He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty 3 years later at the age of 46. shopify_US_6150627131581 shopify_US_6150627131581_37840006709437 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/picture-of-dorian-gray-optimised_grande.png?v=1609840043 Oscar Wilde 0.0 kg Cyril Wong Tilting Our Plates To Catch The Light https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/tilting-our-plates-to-catch-the-light?variant=37807768666301 Curator’s noteHere’s a confession: we don’t always understand poetry. Yet Cyril Wong’s collection of poems managed to pull us in, as his masterfully crafted words weave a connective line through the pages of the book. An understanding of orchestral music might be needed to fully understand the nuances in this poetry collection, but our lack of said knowledge didn’t stop Cyril’s words from moving our core.SynopsisCyril Wong’s latest collection of poems brings into play his background in music. Reminiscent of a concerto, an orchestra is invoked by poems that celebrate the lives of lovers distant and near, while a single narrative arises like a solo instrument amidst their chords, often blurring a distinction between the universal and the particular. This narrative is a love story that pierces through the shadow of the inevitable, accompanied by dreams and a re-interpretation of the myth of Shiva and Mohini, the fascinating female-incarnation of Vishnu. Interwoven with the motifs of time and death, these poems segue into each other like movements in a symphony, singing of equal parts tragedy and joy.About the authorCyril Wong is a gay Singaporean author and poet who has won multiple awards for his works. He completed a doctoral degree in English Literature at NUS (so he's technically Dr Cyril Wong) and served as a mentor under the Creative Arts Programme and the Mentor Access Project, as well as a judge for the Golden Point Awards in Singapore. shopify_US_6144729415869 shopify_US_6144729415869_37807768666301 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/tilting-our-plates-to-catch-the-light-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609320330 Cyril Wong 0.0 kg David M. Halperin How to be Gay https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/how-to-be-gay?variant=37807540240573 Curator’s noteHere’s a controversial statement: there is such a thing as a gay lifestyle. In How to be Gay, University of Michigan professor David Halperin (himself a gay man) tries to explain to us why that statement is indeed factual. Gay men tend to be drawn towards beautiful things, melodrama, and tragic glamour — and Halperin suggests that these are hallmarks of a particular gay culture. Be warned: this isn’t an easy read, and it tends to lean heavily towards American culture. But it also forces us to reconcile our mainstream ideology of sameness (LGBTQ+ folks are just like cishet folks) with the undeniable uniqueness of queerness and — gasp — the gay lifestyle. For that reason, we highly recommend this heavy reading. SynopsisNo one raises an eyebrow if you suggest that a guy who arranges his furniture just so, rolls his eyes in exaggerated disbelief, likes techno music or show tunes, and knows all of Bette Davis's best lines by heart might, just possibly, be gay. But if you assert that male homosexuality is a cultural practice, expressive of a unique subjectivity and a distinctive relation to mainstream society, people will immediately protest. Such an idea, they will say, is just a stereotype--ridiculously simplistic, politically irresponsible, and morally suspect. The world acknowledges gay male culture as a fact but denies it as a truth.David Halperin, a pioneer of LGBTQ studies, dares to suggest that gayness is a specific way of being that gay men must learn from one another in order to become who they are. Inspired by the notorious undergraduate course of the same title that Halperin taught at the University of Michigan, provoking cries of outrage from both the right-wing media and the gay press, "How To Be Gay" traces gay men's cultural difference to the social meaning of style.Far from being deterred by stereotypes, Halperin concludes that the genius of gay culture resides in some of its most despised features: its aestheticism, snobbery, melodrama, adoration of glamour, caricatures of women, and obsession with mothers. The insights, impertinence, and unfazed critical intelligence displayed by gay culture, Halperin argues, have much to offer the heterosexual mainstream.About the authorDavid M. Halperin is an American theorist in the fields of gender studies, queer theory, critical theory, material culture and visual culture. He is the cofounder of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. shopify_US_6144705724605 shopify_US_6144705724605_37807540240573 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/how-to-be-gay-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609318526 David M. Halperin 0.0 kg Jenni Facan The Sunlight Pilgrims https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-sunlight-pilgrims?variant=37807497478333 SynopsisIt's November of 2020, and the world is freezing over, each day colder than the last. There's snow in Israel; the Thames is overflowing; and an iceberg separated from the Fjords in Norway is expected to drift just off the coast of Scotland. As ice water melts into the Atlantic, frenzied London residents evacuate by the thousands for warmer temperatures down south--but not Dylan. Grieving and ready to build life anew, he heads north to bury his mother's and grandmother's ashes on the Scottish islands where they once lived.Hundreds of miles away, twelve-year-old Estella and her survivalist mother, Constance, scrape by in the snowy, mountainous Highlands, preparing for a record-breaking winter. Living out of a caravan, they spend their days digging through landfills, searching for anything with restorative and trading value. When Dylan arrives in their caravan park in the middle of the night, life changes course for Estella and Constance. Though the weather worsens, his presence brings a new light to daily life, and when the ultimate disaster finally strikes, they'll all be ready.The Sunlight Pilgrims is a visionary story of courage and resilience in the midst of nature's most violent hour. It's by turns an homage to the portentous beauty of our natural world, and to just how strong we can be, if the will and the hope is there, to survive its worst.About the authorJenni Fagan is a poet and novelist, with 3 fiction novels and 5 poetry books under her belt so far. She also writes articles for the Independent and NY Times, among others. shopify_US_6144701399229 shopify_US_6144701399229_37807497478333 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-sunlight-pilgrims-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609317681 Jenni Facan 0.0 kg Becky Chambers Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarer Series #3) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/record-of-a-spaceborn-few-wayfarer-series-3?variant=37807493316797 Curator’s noteThe Wayfarer series is utterly fascinating and breathtaking. Becky Chambers builds a convincing, detailed, and consistent sci-fi world that is filled with colourfully varied sapient species, each with its own customs, cultures, and ways of communication. Queer relationships and gender-diverse species are common in this series. As we observe the “alien” cultures and civilisations in the series, we open ourselves up to the question buried deep within the captivating stories: what does it really mean to be human?SynopsisThis novel is part of the 4-part Wayfarer series: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, Record of a Spaceborn Few, and The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (to be published in 2021). While the novels are set in the same universe, they are only loosely related and so can be enjoyed in any sequence.Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat.Tessa chose to stay home when her brother Ashby left for the stars, but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened.Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn't know where to find it.Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong.When a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination? About the authorBecky Chambers is a sci-fi author based in North California, USA. She has a background in performing arts, and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science. She lives with her wife in California, and hopes to see Earth from orbit one day. shopify_US_6144700514493 shopify_US_6144700514493_37807493316797 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/record-of-a-spaceborn-few-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609317172 Becky Chambers 0.0 kg Neon Yang The Descent of Monsters (Tensorate Series #3) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-descent-of-monsters-by-jy-yang?variant=37806911717565 Curator’s noteThe Tensorate series pulls us into a mind-bending world that's reminiscent of the Avatar TV series — pugilists known as Tensors fight by mastering and shaping different elements. Yet it ditches the cliché of a “chosen one” protagonist, shines brilliantly with an oh-so-Singaporean mix of Malay and Chinese cultures, and — most importantly — is unabashedly queer. People are born non-binary and set their gender when they become of age (with some choosing to remain non-binary), and same-sex relationships are commonplace, if not more prevalent than straight relationships. The Protectorate is a queer, fantastical, scary, and magical world — and we live for it.SynopsisThis novella is part of the 4-part Tensorate novella series: The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, and The Ascent to Godhood. The first 2 novellas can be read in any order.You are reading this because I am dead.Something terrible happened at the Rewar Teng Institute of Experimental Methods. When the Tensorate’s investigators arrived, they found a sea of blood and bones as far as the eye could see. One of the institute’s experiments got loose, and its rage left no survivors. The investigators returned to the capital with few clues and two prisoners: the terrorist leader Sanao Akeha and a companion known only as Rider.Investigator Chuwan faces a puzzle. What really happened at the institute? What drew the Machinists there? What are her superiors trying to cover up? And why does she feel as if her strange dreams are forcing her down a narrowing path she cannot escape?About the authorNeon Yang (a.k.a. JY Yang) is a queer, non-binary author who is based in Singapore. Before that, they were a molecular biologist, science writer, and journalist. Neon uses they / them pronouns and the Mx honorific (i.e. Mx Yang). shopify_US_6144569082045 shopify_US_6144569082045_37806911717565 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-descent-of-monsters-cover-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609307941 Neon Yang 0.0 kg Susie Dumond Queerly Beloved https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/queerly-beloved?variant=42644659601597 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisA people-pleasing baker tries to find her place as a bridesmaid-for-hire . Will she finally find her happily ever after—and her own voice?Amy, a semicloseted queer baker and bartender in mid-2010s Oklahoma, has spent a lifetime putting other people’s needs before her own. Until, that is, she’s fired from her job at a Christian bakery and turns her a one-off gig subbing in for a bridesmaid into a full-time business—thanks to her baking talents, crafting skills, and years watching rom-coms and Say Yes to the Dress. Between her new gig and meeting Charley, the attractive engineer who’s just moved to Tulsa, suddenly Amy’s found something— and someone—she actually wants.Her tight-knit group of chosen family is thrilled that Amy is becoming her authentic self. But when her deep desire to please kicks into overdrive, Amy’s precarious balancing act strains her relationships to the breaking point, and she must decide what it looks like to be true to herself—and if she has the courage to try. About the author Susie Dumond is a queer writer from Little Rock, Arkansas. She is a Senior Contributor at Book Riot, where she writes a monthly Horoscopes and Book Recommendations column, as well as various quizzes, book lists, and bookish news pieces. Susie received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the George Washington University. Currently, she’s probably making cupcakes at her home in Washington, DC, with her partner Mary, her dog Waffles, and her cat Maple. shopify_US_7436356092093 shopify_US_7436356092093_42644659601597 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/queerly-beloved_grande.jpg?v=1675672738 Susie Dumond 0.0 kg O Thiam Chin Signs of Life https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/signs-of-life?variant=42644657832125 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisA mysterious terrorising force hounding a group of schoolgirls at a campfire. A couple trying to conceive in a post-apocalyptic world. Two gay men, the last of their kind, getting acquainted in a laboratory for the purpose of scientific observation. A Christ-like figure raising the dead in the heartlands. Strange and suspenseful, these stories offer a whole other world of voices, plot and imagery that opens up new terrain in what is possible and imaginable. With wit, sensitivity and dexterity, O’s characters slip from their ever-present reality into the surreal and unknown, and find in the process their hungers, desires and pains coming fully awake, thrumming with exultant life. To read these stories is to enter a new universe where nothing is taken for granted and everything is truly, readily possible. About the author O Thiam Chin is the winner of the inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2015 for his first novel, Now That It's Over. His short stories have appeared in numerous international and local pubilcations. His short fiction was also selected for the first two volumes of The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories anthology series. O was an honorary fellow of the Iowa International Writing Program in 2010, a recipient of the NAC Young Artist Award in 2012, and has been thrice longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He has appeared frequently at writers festivals in Australia, Indonesia and Singapore. shopify_US_7436355797181 shopify_US_7436355797181_42644657832125 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/signs-of-life_grande.jpg?v=1675672594 O Thiam Chin 0.0 kg Liz Kessler Read Me Like a Book https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/read-me-like-a-book?variant=42644654555325 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisAshleigh Walker is in love. You know the feeling - that intense, heart-racing, all-consuming emotion that can only come with first love. It's enough to stop her worrying about bad grades at college. Enough to distract her from her parents' marriage troubles. There's just one thing bothering her... Shouldn't it be her boyfriend, Dylan, who makes her feel this way - not Miss Murray, her English teacher?A thought-provoking coming out story from a highly skilled author.About the author Liz Kessler is the author of three novels about Philippa Fisher as well as the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling Emily Windsnap series. She lives in Manchester, England. shopify_US_7436355403965 shopify_US_7436355403965_42644654555325 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/read-me-like-a-book_grande.jpg?v=1675672349 Liz Kessler 0.0 kg Tamsyn Muir Gideon the Ninth https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/gideon-the-ninth?variant=42644651868349 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisThe Emperor needs necromancers.The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won't set her free without a service.Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon's sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.Of course, some things are better left dead.About the author Tamsyn Muir is the bestselling author of the Locked Tomb Trilogy. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award and the Eugie Foster Memorial Award. A Kiwi, she has spent most of her life in Howick, New Zealand, with time living in Waiuku and central Wellington. She currently lives and works in Oxford, in the United Kingdom. shopify_US_7436355043517 shopify_US_7436355043517_42644651868349 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/gideon-the-ninth_grande.jpg?v=1675672082 Tamsyn Muir 0.0 kg The Birthday Collection The Birthday Book: (Re)Start https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-birthday-book-restart?variant=42644604453053 Curator’s noteI'm incredibly honoured to be asked to contribute to 2022's edition of The Birthday Book! The story I've written (pages 124-129) is fictional, but is based on real lived experiences of queer folks in Singapore. Synopsis57 people tell stories of life in a city they love.Artists, cartoonists, poets, academics, engineers, entrepreneurs, advocates and everything in-between share their views of what it means to restart: at home, in their community, and for Singapore itself.Every year, The Birthday Collective assembles together a book with contributions from folks in Singapore across all walks of life. The result is a collection of stories — some fictional, and some non-fictional — that represent the diverse and evolving nation. About the author The Birthday Collective aims to be a “Brain, Heart and Hand Trust” for Singapore as it deals with an increasingly unpredictable and complex external environment, and increasingly acute domestic constraints. The external and internal challenges pose risks but also opportunities, if we remain optimistic and are creative in our approaches. shopify_US_7436352094397 shopify_US_7436352094397_42644604453053 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/restart_grande.jpg?v=1675670450 The Birthday Collection 0.0 kg Rachel Krantz Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogamy https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/open-an-uncensored-memoir-of-love-liberation-and-non-monogamy?variant=42644603109565 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisAn award-winning journalist delves into the growing trend toward relationships--including her own--that push love beyond the familiar borders of monogamy.When Rachel Krantz met and fell for Adam, he told her that he was looking for a committed partnership--just one that did not include exclusivity. Excited and a little trepidatious, Rachel set out to see whether love and a serious partnership with Adam could coexist alongside the freedom to explore relationships with other people. Their relationship was designed to strike an exquisite balance between intimacy and independence, calibrated to fan desire for the long haulArmed with her instincts from her career as a journalist, Rachel not only put her own heart on the line, she also kept detailed journals, interviewed experts and therapists, immersed herself in the polyamory community, and relentlessly interrogated her own emotions. Now, in her debut memoir, she chronicles her dive into non-monogamy--from debilitating anxiety spirals to heart-opening connections with the men and women she dates--with an unflinching eye, fly-on-the-wall detail, and extraordinary perceptiveness. Through page-turning storytelling, she takes us inside the Brooklyn parties where Rachel first dips her toes in the water of non-monogamy; into the wider swinger and polyamory community where they search for a relationship style that suits them; and into her private moments with Adam and their other lovers. As she and Adam attempt to write a new plot for their love story, she also runs up against miscommunications, ancient power dynamics, and seeming betrayals that threaten the foundation of their love. Rachel breaks new ground in confronting the unique ways coercion and gaslighting manifest in open relationships, and finds herself wondering what liberation really looks like.Casting new light on universal experiences like jealousy, restlessness, and love, Open explores the seemingly endless range of relationships couples have created to answer their desires, and ultimately probes the questions: Can we have both freedom and love? How can we reconcile comfort and lust? Is a relationship ever equal? And is the pleasure worth the pain?About the author Rachel Krantz is the author of the reported memoir, OPEN: AN UNCENSORED MEMOIR OF LOVE, LIBERATION, AND NON-MONOGAMY. She is the host of HELP EXISTING, a new podcast offering help on, well, existing!She is the namer of Bustle, and one of its three founding editors. At Bustle, she served as Senior Features Editor for three years, and Senior News Editor before that. She also worked at The Daily Beast as Homepage Editor, and at the nonprofit Mercy For Animals as Lead Writer. shopify_US_7436351963325 shopify_US_7436351963325_42644603109565 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/open_grande.jpg?v=1675670348 Rachel Krantz 0.0 kg Jen Winston Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/greedy-notes-from-a-bisexual-who-wants-too-much?variant=42644602028221 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisA hilarious and whip-smart collection of essays, offering an intimate look at bisexuality, gender, and, of course, sex. Perfect for fans of Lindy West, Samantha Irby, and Rebecca Solnit—and anyone who wants, and deserves, to be seen.If Jen Winston knows one thing for sure, it’s that she’s bisexual. Or wait—maybe she isn’t? Actually, she definitely is. Unless…she’s not?Jen’s provocative, laugh-out-loud debut takes us inside her journey of self-discovery, leading us through stories of a childhood “girl crush,” an onerous quest to have a threesome, and an enduring fear of being bad at sex. Greedy follows Jen’s attempts to make sense of herself as she explores the role of the male gaze, what it means to be “queer enough,” and how to overcome bi stereotypes when you’re the posterchild for all of them: greedy, slutty, and constantly confused.With her clever voice and clear-eyed insight, Jen draws on personal experiences with sexism and biphobia to understand how we all can and must do better. She sheds light on the reasons women, queer people, and other marginalized groups tend to make ourselves smaller, provoking the question: What would happen if we suddenly stopped?​​Greedy shows us that being bisexual is about so much more than who you’re sleeping with—it’s about finding stability in a state of flux and defining yourself on your own terms. This book inspires us to rethink the world as we know it, reminding us that Greedy was a superpower all along.About the author Jen Winston (she/they) is a writer, creative director, and bisexual. Jen runs a monthly newsletter called The Bi Monthly, and is the author of the essay collection, GREEDY: Notes From A Bisexual Who Wants Too Much.  shopify_US_7436351832253 shopify_US_7436351832253_42644602028221 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/greedy_grande.jpg?v=1675670128 Jen Winston 0.0 kg Jonny Garza Villa Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/fifteen-hundred-miles-from-the-sun?variant=42644591542461 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisA poignant, funny, openhearted novel about coming out, first love, and being your one and only best and true self.Julián Luna has a plan for his life: Graduate. Get into UCLA. And have the chance to move away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the suffocating expectations of others that have forced Jules into an inauthentic life.Then in one reckless moment, with one impulsive tweet, his plans for a low-key nine months are thrown—literally—out the closet. The downside: the whole world knows, and Jules has to prepare for rejection. The upside: Jules now has the opportunity to be his real self.Then Mat, a cute, empathetic Twitter crush from Los Angeles, slides into Jules’s DMs. Jules can tell him anything. Mat makes the world seem conquerable. But when Jules’s fears about coming out come true, the person he needs most is fifteen hundred miles away. Jules has to face them alone.Jules accidentally propelled himself into the life he’s always dreamed of. And now that he’s in control of it, what he does next is up to him.About the author Jonny is an author of contemporary young adult novels inspired by their own Tejane & Chicane and queer identities including their debut novel Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun, a Pura Belpré Honor Book, a Finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters' Jean Flynn Award for Best Young Adult Book, and a Kirkus Best YA Fiction of 2021 selection, and Ander & Santi Were Here, expected early 2023.When not writing, Jonny enjoys reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons (bard main) and Super Smash Bros. (Inkling main), cooking, listening to Selena, caring for their many cacti children, and spending hours on airline websites, pondering on where they might venture off to next. shopify_US_7436347375805 shopify_US_7436347375805_42644591542461 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/fifteen-hundred-miles-from-the-sun_grande.jpg?v=1675669797 Jonny Garza Villa 0.0 kg Nina LaCour & David Levithan You Know Me Well https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/you-know-me-well?variant=42644566704317 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other — and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.This novel is told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour and David Levithan.About the authorsNina LaCour is an award-winning author of six young adult novels, including Watch Over Me and We Are Okay; the children's book Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle; and Yerba Buena, a novel for adults. She's on faculty at Hamline University's MFA in writing for Children and Young Adults program, and teaches an online class of her own called The Slow Novel Lab. A former indie bookseller and high school English teacher, she lives with her family in San Francisco.David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press. shopify_US_7436336398525 shopify_US_7436336398525_42644566704317 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/you-know-me-well_grande.jpg?v=1675669358 Nina LaCour & David Levithan 0.0 kg David Levithan Two Boys Kissing https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/two-boys-kissing?variant=42360508350653 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisNew York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS.While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other.About the authorDavid Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press. shopify_US_7359894356157 shopify_US_7359894356157_42360508350653 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Two-Boys-Kissing_grande.jpg?v=1664093527 David Levithan 0.0 kg Kyle Lukoff Too Bright to See https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/too-bright-to-see?variant=42360503664829 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisA haunting ghost story about navigating grief, growing up, and growing into a new gender identity.It's the summer before middle school and eleven-year-old Bug's best friend Moira has decided the two of them need to use the next few months to prepare. For Moira, this means figuring out the right clothes to wear, learning how to put on makeup, and deciding which boys are cuter in their yearbook photos than in real life. But none of this is all that appealing to Bug, who doesn't particularly want to spend more time trying to understand how to be a girl. Besides, there's something more important to worry about: A ghost is haunting Bug's eerie old house in rural Vermont...and maybe haunting Bug in particular. As Bug begins to untangle the mystery of who this ghost is and what they're trying to say, an altogether different truth comes to light--Bug is transgender.About the authorKyle Lukoff writes books for kids and other people. Before becoming a full-time writer, Kyle worked at five bookstores, in four libraries, for three schools, as two genders, through one intersection: people, and books. shopify_US_7359891243197 shopify_US_7359891243197_42360503664829 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Too-Bright-to-See_grande.jpg?v=1664092066 Kyle Lukoff 0.0 kg Natasha Ngan Girls of Fate and Fury (Girls of Paper and Fire #3) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/girls-of-fate-and-fury-girls-of-paper-and-fire-3?variant=42360500125885 Curator’s noteThis novel touches on sexual abuse and trauma, which may be uncomfortable to some. This novel is the second in the Girls of Paper and Fire series: Girls of Paper and Fire, Girls of Storm and Shadow, and Girls of Fate and Fury. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisThe epic romance of Lei and Wren comes to a breathtaking conclusion in the explosive finale to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire series.'Don't struggle, Lei-zhi. It's time to take you back to the Hidden Palace. You're going home.'The jaw-dropping conclusion to Girls of Storm and Shadow left the fates of Lei and Wren hanging in the balance. There's one thing Lei knows - she can never return to the Hidden Palace. The trauma and tragedy she suffered behind those opulent walls will plague her forever. She cannot be trapped there with the sadistic king again, especially without Wren.The last time Lei saw the girl she loved, Wren was fighting an army of soldiers in a furious battle to the death.With the two girls torn apart and each in great peril, will they reunite at last, or have their destinies diverged forever?About the authorNatasha Ngan is a writer and yoga teacher. She grew up between Malaysia, where the Chinese side of her family is from, and the UK. This multicultural upbringing continues to influence her writing, and she is passionate about bringing diverse stories to teens. Ngan studied Geography at the University of Cambridge before working as a social media consultant and fashion blogger. She lives in France with her partner, where they recently moved from Paris to be closer to the sea. shopify_US_7359888556221 shopify_US_7359888556221_42360500125885 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Girls-of-Fate-and-Fury_grande.jpg?v=1664091353 Natasha Ngan 0.0 kg Natasha Ngan Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire #2) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/girls-of-storm-and-shadow-girls-of-paper-and-fire-2?variant=42360499667133 Curator’s noteThis novel touches on sexual abuse and trauma, which may be uncomfortable to some. This novel is the second in the Girls of Paper and Fire series: Girls of Paper and Fire, Girls of Storm and Shadow, and Girls of Fate and Fury. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisIn this mesmerizing sequel to the New York Times bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire, Lei and Wren have escaped their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace, but soon learn that freedom comes with a terrible cost.Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn't the end of the plan---it's just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei's head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within.Meanwhile, an evil plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren, or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her?About the authorNatasha Ngan is a writer and yoga teacher. She grew up between Malaysia, where the Chinese side of her family is from, and the UK. This multicultural upbringing continues to influence her writing, and she is passionate about bringing diverse stories to teens. Ngan studied Geography at the University of Cambridge before working as a social media consultant and fashion blogger. She lives in France with her partner, where they recently moved from Paris to be closer to the sea. shopify_US_7359888097469 shopify_US_7359888097469_42360499667133 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Girls-of-Storm-and-Shadow_grande.jpg?v=1664091230 Natasha Ngan 0.0 kg Natasha Ngan Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/girls-of-paper-and-fire-girls-of-paper-and-fire-1?variant=42360496685245 Curator’s noteThis novel touches on sexual abuse and trauma, which may be uncomfortable to some. This novel is the first in the Girls of Paper and Fire series: Girls of Paper and Fire, Girls of Storm and Shadow, and Girls of Fate and Fury. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisEach year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for...and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth. And instead of paper, she's made of fire.In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after -- the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest.Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, she does the unthinkable -- she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.About the authorNatasha Ngan is a writer and yoga teacher. She grew up between Malaysia, where the Chinese side of her family is from, and the UK. This multicultural upbringing continues to influence her writing, and she is passionate about bringing diverse stories to teens. Ngan studied Geography at the University of Cambridge before working as a social media consultant and fashion blogger. She lives in France with her partner, where they recently moved from Paris to be closer to the sea. shopify_US_7359886590141 shopify_US_7359886590141_42360496685245 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Girls-of-Paper-and-Fire_grande.jpg?v=1664090883 Natasha Ngan 0.0 kg Barbara Dee Star-Crossed https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/star-crossed?variant=42360492851389 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisMattie is chosen to play Romeo opposite her crush in the eighth grade production of Shakespeare’s most beloved play in this Romeo and Juliet inspired novel from the author of Truth or Dare.Mattie, a star student and passionate reader, is delighted when her English teacher announces the eighth grade will be staging Romeo and Juliet. And she is even more excited when, after a series of events, she finds herself playing Romeo, opposite Gemma Braithwaite’s Juliet. Gemma, the new girl at school, is brilliant, pretty, outgoing—and, if all that wasn’t enough: British.As the cast prepares for opening night, Mattie finds herself growing increasingly attracted to Gemma and confused, since, just days before, she had found herself crushing on a boy named Elijah. Is it possible to have a crush on both boys AND girls? If that wasn’t enough to deal with, things backstage at the production are starting to rival any Shakespearean drama! In this sweet and funny look at the complicated nature of middle school romance, Mattie learns how to be the lead player in her own life. About the authorBarbara Dee is a children's author who grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She has been writing since she was a kid, but it was only after having three kids and trying relentlessly despite rejections did she begin her career as a children's book author. Some dreams just take a little longer to come true.  shopify_US_7359884034237 shopify_US_7359884034237_42360492851389 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/star-crossed_grande.jpg?v=1664090333 Barbara Dee 0.0 kg Jamie Pacton The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-life-and-medieval-times-of-kit-sweetly?variant=42360490688701 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisWorking as a wench ― i.e. waitress ― at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, Kit Sweetly dreams of being a knight like her brother. She has the moves, is capable on a horse, and desperately needs the raise that comes with knighthood, so she can help her mom pay the mortgage and hold a spot at her dream college.Company policy allows only guys to be knights. So when Kit takes her brother’s place and reveals her identity at the end of the show, she rockets into internet fame and a whole lot of trouble with the management. But the Girl Knight won’t go down without a fight. As other wenches join her quest, a protest forms. In a joust before Castle executives, they’ll prove that gender restrictions should stay medieval―if they don’t get fired first.Moxie meets A Knight’s Tale as Kit Sweetly slays sexism, bad bosses, and bad luck to become a knight at a medieval-themed restaurant.About the authorJamie Pacton is a Young Adult and Middle Grade author who grew up minutes away from the National Storytelling Center in the mountains of East Tennessee. While pursuing her dream of being an author, she worked as a waitress, pen salesperson, lab assistant, art museum guard, bookseller, pool attendant, nanny, and lots of other weird jobs in between. Currently, Jamie lives in Wisconsin with her family.  shopify_US_7359882461373 shopify_US_7359882461373_42360490688701 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/The-Life-and-Medieval-Times-of-Kit-Sweetly_grande.jpg?v=1664090034 Jamie Pacton 0.0 kg George M. Johnson All Boys Aren't Blue https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/all-boys-arent-blue?variant=42360486756541 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisIn a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults. About the authorA prolific and powerful voice, George M. Johnson is an award-winning Journalist, Consultant, and Activist located in Brooklyn NY. From the scores of places that he’s written for to the outlets who have written about him, his connections in the media world run deep with his knowledge and expertise being called upon from publishing to the big screen.   shopify_US_7359878725821 shopify_US_7359878725821_42360486756541 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/all-boys-arent-blue_grande.jpg?v=1664089111 George M. Johnson 0.0 kg Kevin Christopher Snipes Milo and Marcos at the End of the World https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/milo-and-marcos-at-the-end-of-the-world?variant=42360485150909 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisWhen Marcos moves to town, Milo is forced to acknowledge the feelings he's kept hidden, especially from his religious parents. But as natural disasters begin to befall them the closer they become, Milo and Marcos soon begin to wonder if the universe itself is plotting against them in this young adult debut by playwright and creator of The Two Princes podcast, Kevin Christopher Snipes.Milo Connolly has managed to survive the first three years of high school without any major disasters, so by his calculations, he’s well past due for some sort of Epic Teenage Catastrophe. Even so, all he wants his senior year is to keep his head down and fly under the radar like the quiet, well-behaved, churchgoing boy that everyone thinks he is.Everything is going exactly as planned until the dreamy and charismatic Marcos Price saunters back into his life after a three-year absence and turns his world upside-down. Suddenly Milo is forced to confront the long-buried feelings that he’s kept hidden not only from himself but also from his deeply religious parents and community.To make matters worse, strange things have been happening around his sleepy Florida town ever since Marcos’s return—sinkholes, blackouts, hailstorms. Mother Nature seems out of control, and the closer Milo and Marcos get, the more disasters seem to befall them.In fact, as more and more bizarre occurrences pile up, Milo and Marcos find themselves faced with the unthinkable: Is there a larger, unseen force at play, trying to keep them apart? And if so, is their love worth risking the end of the world?From debut author Kevin Christopher Snipes, Milo and Marcos at the End of the World is a new coming-of-age novel about finding the courage not only to love others but also to love ourselves. About the authorKevin Christopher Snipes is a New York-based writer who was born and raised in Florida. He spent his early career in the theater writing such plays as A Bitter Taste, The Chimes and Ashes, Ashes. Later, for Gimlet Media, he created the queer fantasy podcast The Two Princes. He can generally be found watching reruns of Doctor Who and The Golden Girls in his spare time. Milo and Marcos at the End of the World is his first novel. shopify_US_7359878430909 shopify_US_7359878430909_42360485150909 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/milo-and-marcos_grande.jpg?v=1664088800 Kevin Christopher Snipes 0.0 kg Julian Winters Right Where I Left You https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/right-where-i-left-you?variant=42360439799997 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisSchool’s out, senior year is over, and Isaac Martin is ready to kick off summer. His last before heading off to college in the fall where he won’t have his best friend, Diego. Where—despite his social anxiety—he’ll be left to make friends on his own.Knowing his time with Diego is limited, Isaac enacts a foolproof plan: snatch up a pair of badges for the epic comic convention, Legends Con, and attend his first ever Teen Pride. Just him and Diego. The way it should be.But when an unexpected run-in with Davi—Isaac’s old crush—distracts him the day tickets go on sale, suddenly he’s two badges short of a perfect summer. Even worse, now he’s left making it up to Diego by hanging with him and his gamer buddies. Decidedly NOT part of the original plan. It’s not all bad, though. Some of Diego’s friends turn out to be pretty cool, and when things with Davi start heating up, Isaac is almost able to forget about his Legends Con blunder. Almost. Because then Diego finds out what really happened that day with Davi, and their friendship lands on thin ice.Isaac assumes he’s upset about missing the convention, but could Diego have other reasons for avoiding Isaac?About the authorJulian Winters is the author of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award-winning Running With Lions; the Junior Library Guild Selections How to Be Remy Cameron and The Summer of Everything; and the forthcoming Right Where I Left You. A self-proclaimed comic book geek, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta, where he can be found reading or watching the only two sports he can follow—volleyball and soccer.  shopify_US_7359863947453 shopify_US_7359863947453_42360439799997 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/right-where-i-left-you_grande.jpg?v=1664082639 Julian Winters 0.0 kg Lev A.C. Rosen Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/jack-of-hearts-and-other-parts?variant=42360433148093 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisMy first time getting it in the butt was kind of weird. I think it's going to be weird for everyone's first time, though.Meet Jack Rothman. He's seventeen and loves partying, makeup and boys - sometimes all at the same time. His sex life makes him the hot topic for the high school gossip machine. But who cares? Like Jack always says, 'it could be worse'.He doesn't actually expect that to come true.But after Jack starts writing an online sex advice column, the mysterious love letters he's been getting take a turn for the creepy. Jack's secret admirer knows everything: where he's hanging out, who he's sleeping with, who his mum is dating. They claim they love Jack, but not his unashamedly queer lifestyle. They need him to curb his sexuality, or they'll force him.As the pressure mounts, Jack must unmask his stalker before their obsession becomes genuinely dangerous...About the authorLev Rosen writes books for people of all ages, most recently Camp, which was a best book of the year from Forbes, Elle, and The Today Show, amongst others and is a Lambda finalist, an ALA Rainbow List Top Ten and is being adapted into a film directed by and starring Billy Porter. Lev is originally from lower Manhattan and now lives in even lower Manhattan, right at the edge, with his husband and very small cat. He has an MFA in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches creative writing.  shopify_US_7359859916989 shopify_US_7359859916989_42360433148093 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/jack-of-hearts_grande.jpg?v=1664081453 Lev A.C. Rosen 0.0 kg Lyla Lee Flip the Script https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/flip-the-script?variant=42360432689341 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisThe first rule of watching K-dramas: Never fall in love with the second lead.As an avid watcher of K-dramas, Hana knows all the tropes to avoid when she finally lands a starring role in a buzzy new drama. And she can totally handle her fake co-star boyfriend who might be falling in love with her. After all, she promised the producers a contract romance, and that’s all they’re going to get from her.But when showrunners bring on a new girl to challenge Hana’s role as main love interest—and worse, it’s someone Hana knows all too well—can Hana fight for her position on the show while falling for her on-screen rival in real life?About the authorLyla Lee is the author of young adult novels like I’ll Be the One. She also writes the Mindy Kim series for younger readers. Born in South Korea, she’s since then lived in various cities throughout the United States. Inspired by her English teacher, she started writing her own stories in fourth grade and finished her first novel at the age of fourteen. After working various jobs in Hollywood and studying Psychology and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, she now lives in Dallas, Texas. shopify_US_7359859523773 shopify_US_7359859523773_42360432689341 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/flip-the-script_grande.jpg?v=1664081125 Lyla Lee 0.0 kg Jonathan Van Ness Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/love-that-story-observations-from-a-gorgeously-queer-life?variant=42360430919869 Curator’s noteThis book touches on tough topics such as trauma, grief, and transphobia, which some may find uncomfortable. This book was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisQueer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness dives into his favourite subjects in Love That Story, a new collection of heartfelt and entertaining essays.From experiencing heartbreaking grief to uncovering the hidden LGBTQ history of his hometown, Quincy, from overcoming body image issues and living with HIV to cultivating his personal style, JVN speaks out a wide range of topics with heart, honesty and flair.He not only shares his personal experiences, but with the help of conversations with experts, he also offers captivating perspectives on the wide number of issues we are dealing with today: the current nature of race issues in the US, the rise of white supremacy, transphobia and imposter syndrome.Love That Story is not just the story of JVN, but the story we are writing together.About the authorJonathan Van Ness is perhaps most famous for starring in Netflix's reboot series Queer Eye. He is an Emmy-nominated TV personality, podcaster, and hairstylist to celebrities.  shopify_US_7359859359933 shopify_US_7359859359933_42360430919869 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/love-that-story_grande.jpg?v=1664080523 Jonathan Van Ness 0.0 kg Jen Wilde Queens of Geek https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/queens-of-geek?variant=42360407916733 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisThree friends, two love stories, one convention: this fun, feminist love letter to geek culture is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, is an empowering novel for anyone who has ever felt that fandom is family.About the authorJen Wilde (she/they) is the queer, disabled author of Queens of Geek, The Brightsiders, and Going Off Script.They write unapologetically queer stories about unlikely heroes, awkward romantics and chosen families. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Jen lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her wife, where she collects books, candles and foster cats. When she isn’t writing, Jen spends her time shouting about queer books on TikTok. shopify_US_7359857623229 shopify_US_7359857623229_42360407916733 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/queens-of-geek_grande.jpg?v=1664078855 Jen Wilde 0.0 kg Julian Winters The Summer of Everything https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-summer-of-everything?variant=42360403624125 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisComic book geek Wesley Hudson excels at two things: slacking off at his job and pining after his best friend, Nico. Advice from his friends, ‘90s alt-rock songs, and online dating articles aren't helping much with his secret crush. And his dream job at Once Upon a Page, the local used bookstore, is threatened when a coffeeshop franchise wants to buy the property. To top it off, his annoying brother needs wedding planning advice. When all three problems converge, Wes comes face-to-face with the one thing he’s been avoiding—adulthood.Now, confronted with reality, can Wes balance saving the bookstore and his strained sibling relationship? Can he win the heart of his crush, too? About the authorJulian Winters is the author of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award-winning Running With Lions; the Junior Library Guild Selections How to Be Remy Cameron and The Summer of Everything; and the forthcoming Right Where I Left You. A self-proclaimed comic book geek, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta, where he can be found reading or watching the only two sports he can follow—volleyball and soccer.  shopify_US_7359857361085 shopify_US_7359857361085_42360403624125 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-summer-of-everything_grande.jpg?v=1664078623 Julian Winters 0.0 kg Alice Oseman Heartstopper: Volume Three https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/heartstopper-volume-three?variant=42092974440637 Curator’s noteHeartstopper is finally here: need we say more? This series of graphic novels depicts sweet young queer love between two boys, and is sure to tug at your heartstrings and make you tear up with queer joy. SynopsisThis graphic novel is part of the Heartstopper series: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4. Netflix's Heartstopper season 1 only covers the plot of Volumes 1 and 2, so SPOILER WARNING. In this volume we’ll see the Heartstopper gang go on a school trip to Paris! Not only are Nick and Charlie navigating a new city, but also telling more people about their relationship AND learning more about the challenges each other are facing in private…Meanwhile Tao and Elle will face their feelings for each other, Tara and Darcy share more about their relationship origin story, and the teachers supervising the trip seem… rather close…?About the authorAlice Oseman is an author and illustrator born in 1994 in Kent, England. She has written four YA contemporary novels about teenage disasters: Solitaire, Radio Silence, I Was Born for This, and Loveless. She is also the creator of LGBTQ+ YA romance webcomic Heartstopper, which is now published in physical form by Hachette Children's Books. shopify_US_7283675594941 shopify_US_7283675594941_42092974440637 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/heartstopper-3_grande.jpg?v=1657275592 Alice Oseman 0.0 kg Sabina Khan The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-love-lies-of-rukhsana-ali?variant=42092956156093 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisSeventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. She rolls her eyes instead of screaming when they blatantly favor her brother and she dresses conservatively at home, saving her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don’t know about. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.But when her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, all of Rukhsana’s plans fall apart. Her parents are devastated; being gay may as well be a death sentence in the Bengali community. They immediately whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh, where she is thrown headfirst into a world of arranged marriages and tradition. Only through reading her grandmother’s old diary is Rukhsana able to gain some much needed perspective.Rukhsana realizes she must find the courage to fight for her love, but can she do so without losing everyone and everything in her life?About the authorSabina Khan is the author of the upcoming YA novel MEET ME IN MUMBAI, as well as ZARA HOSSAIN IS HERE and THE LOVE & LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI. She is an educational consultant and a karaoke enthusiast. After living in Germany, Bangladesh, Macao, Illinois and Texas, she has finally settled down in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, two daughters and the best puppy in the world. shopify_US_7283673759933 shopify_US_7283673759933_42092956156093 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-love-and-lies-of-Rukhsana-Ali_grande.jpg?v=1657274886 Sabina Khan 0.0 kg Ashley Herring Blake Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/ivy-aberdeens-letter-to-the-world?variant=42092949143741 Curator’s noteNot to be overly dramatic, but get your tissues ready for this emotional ride! Based on the reviews we've read, you might cry up to 87 times reading this. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisWhen a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks--and hopes--that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?About the authorAshley Herring Blake is a reader, writer, and mom to two boisterous boys. She holds a Master’s degree in teaching and loves coffee, arranging her books by color, and cold weather.  shopify_US_7283672416445 shopify_US_7283672416445_42092949143741 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Ivy-Aberdeen_s-Letter-to-the-World_grande.jpg?v=1657274094 Ashley Herring Blake 0.0 kg Ashley Herring Blake How to Make a Wish https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/how-to-make-a-wish?variant=42092947079357 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisAll seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn't have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father.Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace's mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on.About the authorAshley Herring Blake is a reader, writer, and mom to two boisterous boys. She holds a Master’s degree in teaching and loves coffee, arranging her books by color, and cold weather.  shopify_US_7283671630013 shopify_US_7283671630013_42092947079357 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/How-to-Make-a-Wish_grande.jpg?v=1657273892 Ashley Herring Blake 0.0 kg Steven Rowley The Guncle https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-guncle?variant=42092944261309 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisPatrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is honestly a bit out of his league.So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick’s brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of “Guncle Rules” ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting—even if temporary—isn’t solved with treats and jokes, Patrick’s eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you’re unfailingly human.About the authorSteven Rowley is the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus, which has been published in nineteen languages and is being developed as a major motion picture by Amazon Studios. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, he is a graduate of Emerson College. He currently resides in Los Angeles (USA).  shopify_US_7283671007421 shopify_US_7283671007421_42092944261309 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/The-Guncle_grande.jpg?v=1657273540 Steven Rowley 0.0 kg Emily Victoria This Golden Flame https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/this-golden-flame?variant=42092942098621 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisOrphaned and forced to serve her country’s ruling group of scribes, Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother, long ago shipped away. But family bonds don’t matter to the Scriptorium, whose sole focus is unlocking the magic of an ancient automaton army.In her search for her brother, Karis does the seemingly impossible—she awakens a hidden automaton. Intelligent, with a conscience of his own, Alix has no idea why he was made. Or why his father—their nation’s greatest traitor—once tried to destroy the automatons.Suddenly, the Scriptorium isn’t just trying to control Karis; it’s hunting her. Together with Alix, Karis must find her brother…and the secret that’s held her country in its power for centuries.About the authorEmily Victoria is an aroace Canadian prairie girl who writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. When not word-smithing, she likes walking her over-excitable dog, drinking far too much tea, and crocheting things she no longer has the space to store. Her librarian degree allows her to take home far too many books.  shopify_US_7283670515901 shopify_US_7283670515901_42092942098621 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/This-Golden-Flame_grande.jpg?v=1657273417 Emily Victoria 0.0 kg Bogi Takács The Trans Space Octopus Congregation: Stories https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-trans-space-octopus-congregation-stories?variant=42092939215037 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisLethe Press is excited to be releasing the debut short story collection by Bogi Takács. Takács is a talented storyteller and poet. An uplifted octopus finds a strange capsule in the water and wonders if one of the long-vanished humans might be found inside; a team of scientists perform some reverse-engineering on a space station and shapeshifting becomes political; and other tales of AI, hybrids, and the far future.About the authorBogi Takács is a Hungarian Jewish author who writes short-form speculative fiction, poetry, nonfiction and weird unclassifiables. Eir work has been published in a variety of venues like Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Apex, Lightspeed and more.  shopify_US_7283669729469 shopify_US_7283669729469_42092939215037 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/The-Trans-Space-Octopus_grande.jpg?v=1657273125 Bogi Takács 0.0 kg Claudie Arseneault, C. T. Callahan, B. R. Sanders, RoAnna Sylver Common Bonds https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/common-bonds?variant=42092937871549 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisAn Aromantic Speculative AnthologyCommon Bonds is an anthology of speculative short stories and poetry featuring aromantic characters. At the heart of this collection are the bonds that impact our lives from beginning to end: platonic relationships. Within this anthology, a cursed seamstress finds comfort in the presence of a witch, teams of demon hunters work with their rival to save one of their own, a peculiar scholar gets attached to those he was meant to study, and queerplatonic shopkeepers guide their pupil as they explore their relationship needs and desires. Through nineteen stories and poems, Common Bonds explores the ways platonic relationships enrich our lives.About the editorsClaudie Arseneault is an asexual and aromantic-spectrum writer hailing from the very-French Québec City. Her long studies in biochemistry and immunology often sneak back into her science-fiction, and her love for sprawling casts invariably turns her novels into multi-storylined wonders. B R Sanders is a white, genderqueer writer who lives and works in Denver, CO, with their family and two cats. Outside of writing, B has worked as a research psychologist, a labor organizer and a K-12 public education data specialist. RoAnna Sylver is passionate about stories that give hope, healing and even fun for LGBT, disabled and other marginalized people, and thinks we need a lot more. Aside from writing oddly optimistic dystopia and vampire books, RoAnna is a blogger, artist, and singer. shopify_US_7283669434557 shopify_US_7283669434557_42092937871549 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Common-Bonds_grande.jpg?v=1657272896 Claudie Arseneault, C. T. Callahan, B. R. Sanders, RoAnna Sylver 0.0 kg Lyla Lee I'll Be the One https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/ill-be-the-one?variant=42092854673597 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisThe world of K-Pop has never met a star like this. Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom-com celebrating confidence and body positivity—perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Julie Murphy.Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn’t dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn’t call attention to themselves. But Skye dreams of joining the glittering world of K-Pop, and to do that, she’s about to break all the rules that society, the media, and even her own mother, have set for girls like her.She’ll challenge thousands of other performers in an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star, and she’ll do it better than anyone else.When Skye nails her audition, she’s immediately swept into a whirlwind of countless practices, shocking performances, and the drama that comes with reality TV. What she doesn’t count on are the highly fat-phobic beauty standards of the Korean pop entertainment industry, her sudden media fame and scrutiny, or the sparks that soon fly with her fellow competitor, Henry Cho.But Skye has her sights on becoming the world’s first plus-sized K-pop star, and that means winning the competition—without losing herself. About the authorLyla Lee is the author of young adult novels like I’ll Be the One. She also writes the Mindy Kim series for younger readers. Born in South Korea, she’s since then lived in various cities throughout the United States. Inspired by her English teacher, she started writing her own stories in fourth grade and finished her first novel at the age of fourteen. After working various jobs in Hollywood and studying Psychology and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, she now lives in Dallas, Texas. shopify_US_7283653869757 shopify_US_7283653869757_42092854673597 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/I_ll-Be-the-One_grande.jpg?v=1657271824 Lyla Lee 0.0 kg David Levithan & John Green Will Grayson, Will Grayson https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/will-grayson-will-grayson?variant=41517164036285 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisWill Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old - including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire - Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most awesome high school musical.About the authorsDavid Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.John Green is a New York Times bestselling author and have also received numerous awards for his books. In 2007, John and his brother Hank were the hosts of a popular internet blog, "Brotherhood 2.0," where they discussed their lives, books and current events every day for a year except for weekends and holidays. They still keep a vlog, now called "The Vlog Brothers". shopify_US_7176897429693 shopify_US_7176897429693_41517164036285 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/will-grayson-will-grayson_grande.jpg?v=1645685746 David Levithan & John Green 0.0 kg Katherine V. Forrest Flashpoint https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/flashpoint?variant=40974887092413 Curator’s noteThis book is donated by a lovely supporter of our library! SynopsisIt is 1991, the last weekend in September. A political decision to be announced this weekend in California will signal far-reaching ramifications for America's lesbian and gay community.At a cabin in a Southern California mountain resort, three lesbians and a gay man wait in mutual antagonism for Donnelly, the woman who has summoned them here, the woman with whom they have all shared a part of their lives.Publisher Bradley Jones was once married to her. Cabin owner Pat Decker, a teacher nearing retirement, took her away from Bradley.Averill Calder Harmon, in the topmost rank of professional golfers on the LPGA tour, lured Donnelly away from Pat. Querida Quemada, a successful young Chicana professional, is Donnelly's current partner.Donnelly, an activist connected at the highest levels of the national scene, knows about the forthcoming political decision. In the certainty of her connection to these four people, she is convinced that the time is now for each of them to take vital and profoundly personal action.But even Donnelly cannot dream of the extent to which this weekend will be a watershed, with consequences reaching far beyond any of them.Published on the eve of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising and the birth of the modern gay rights movement, FLASHPOINT is the novel for our times.About the authorKatherine V. Forrest is the author of Curious Wine, the Kate Delafield mystery series and the Daughters science-fiction series. She’s also known as a prolific editor with anthology and non-fiction credits in her own name as well as the editor of hundreds of novels. Katherine lives with her partner Jo in the Southern California desert.  shopify_US_7054063403197 shopify_US_7054063403197_40974887092413 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/flashpoint_grande.jpg?v=1635756773 Katherine V. Forrest 0.0 kg Tyler Oakley Binge https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/binge?variant=40533544239293 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisFor someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the Internet, Tyler Oakley has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays. In Binge, he delivers his best untold, sidesplitting moments with the trademark flair that made him a star. About the authorMichigan (US) native and pop-culture tastemaker Tyler Oakley has amassed millions of social media followers through his humorous, no-holds-barred YouTube videos, high-profile interviews, and social rights advocacy. He lives in Los Angeles, California, where he uploads weekly videos from his living room. shopify_US_6925523550397 shopify_US_6925523550397_40533544239293 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Binge_grande.jpg?v=1629866073 Tyler Oakley 0.0 kg Connor Franta A Work in Progress https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/a-work-in-progress?variant=40533538832573 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisIn this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation so far.Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker.Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don't be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly wantThis full-colour collection includes photography and childhood clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey.About the authorConnor Joel Franta is an Internet sensation and global trendsetter with millions of followers on YouTube and many other social media platforms. He is the founder of Common Culture Coffee and works closely with The Thirst Project, a charity that provides clean drinking water in Africa, for which he raised more than US$230,000 in thirty days. shopify_US_6925519454397 shopify_US_6925519454397_40533538832573 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/a-work-in-progress_grande.jpg?v=1629865891 Connor Franta 0.0 kg Radclyffe Hall The Well of Loneliness https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-well-of-loneliness?variant=40177642766525 Curator’s noteWhen this novel was published in 1928, a British court judged it obscene and banned it for 20 years. The novel was vilified as “the bible of lesbianism” and quickly became one of the most famous lesbian novels in the world. The novel, however, is still a product of its day. Its portrayal of characters can be interpreted to shine a negative light on femme-presenting lesbians, and its presentation of sexuality as binary can bring out biphobic undertones. This novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisStephen is an ideal child of aristocratic parents—a fencer, a horse rider and a keen scholar. Stephen grows to be a war hero, a bestselling writer and a loyal, protective lover. But Stephen is a woman, and her lovers are women. As her ambitions drive her, and society confines her, Stephen is forced into desperate actions.The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel. It has influenced how love between women is understood, for the twentieth century and beyond.About the author Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall was born on the south coast of England. Her mother may have battered her, while her father, a playboy known as 'Rat', ignored her. In the drawing rooms of Edwardian society, Marguerite made a small name for herself as a poet and librettist. As Radclyffe Hall (no hyphen; prefixed neither by 'John' nor 'Marguerite'), she published a volume of stories, Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself (1934), which describes how British society utilised 'masculine' women during the First World War and then dropped them afterwards, and a total of seven novels. However, the novel on which Radclyffe Hall's reputation rests primarily is The Well of Loneliness (1928). shopify_US_6823250591933 shopify_US_6823250591933_40177642766525 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-well-of-loneliness_grande.jpg?v=1625739802 Radclyffe Hall 0.0 kg Jeanette Winterson Sexing the Cherry https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/sexing-the-cherry?variant=40177639096509 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisIn a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth-century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames. The child, Jordan, is rescued by Dog Woman and grows up to travel the world like Gulliver, though he finds that the world’s most curious oddities come from his own mind. Winterson leads the reader from discussions on the nature of time to Jordan’s fascination with journeys concealed within other journeys, all with a dizzying speed that shoots the reader from epiphany to shimmering epiphany.About the author Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959. One of the most original voices in British fiction to emerge during the 1980s, Winterson was named as one of the 20 "Best of Young British Writers" in a promotion run jointly between the literary magazine Granta and the Book Marketing Council. Winterson lives in Gloucestershire and London.  shopify_US_6823248167101 shopify_US_6823248167101_40177639096509 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/sexing-the-cherry_grande.jpg?v=1625738698 Jeanette Winterson 0.0 kg Jeanette Winterson The Powerbook https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-powerbook?variant=40177630019773 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisThe PowerBook is twenty-first century fiction that uses past, present and future as shifting dimensions of a multiple reality. The story is simple. An e-writer called Ali or Alix will write to order anything you like, provided that you are prepared to enter the story as yourself and take the risk of leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price to pay.About the author Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959. One of the most original voices in British fiction to emerge during the 1980s, Winterson was named as one of the 20 "Best of Young British Writers" in a promotion run jointly between the literary magazine Granta and the Book Marketing Council. Winterson lives in Gloucestershire and London.  shopify_US_6823244660925 shopify_US_6823244660925_40177630019773 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-powerbook_grande.jpg?v=1625738596 Jeanette Winterson 0.0 kg Jeanette Winterson Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/christmas-days-12-stories-and-12-feasts-for-12-days?variant=40177622057149 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season.For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmas—a time of celebration, sharing, and giving—she offers these twelve plus one: a personal story of her own Christmas memories. These tales give the reader a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. From trees with mysterious powers to a tinsel baby that talks, philosophical fairies to flying dogs, a haunted house and a disappearing train, Winterson's innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. Perfect for reading by the fire with loved ones, or while traveling home for the holidays. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers.About the author Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959. One of the most original voices in British fiction to emerge during the 1980s, Winterson was named as one of the 20 "Best of Young British Writers" in a promotion run jointly between the literary magazine Granta and the Book Marketing Council. Winterson lives in Gloucestershire and London.  shopify_US_6823239450813 shopify_US_6823239450813_40177622057149 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/christmas-days_grande.jpg?v=1625738503 Jeanette Winterson 0.0 kg Rainbow Rowell Wayward Son (Simon Snow #2) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/wayward-son?variant=40177483710653 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis This novel is part of a 3-part series: Carry On, Wayward Son, and Any Way the Wind Blows. The story is supposed to be over.Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after…So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch?What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light…That’s how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West.They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place…With Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first. It’s another helping of sour cherry scones with an absolutely decadent amount of butter.Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero’s journey might be over – but your life has just begun.About the authorRainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults, and sometimes about teenagers. But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.She lives in Nebraska (USA) with her husband and two sons. shopify_US_6823178305725 shopify_US_6823178305725_40177483710653 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/wayward-son_grande.jpg?v=1625736880 Rainbow Rowell 0.0 kg Anna Onni The Book of Sainted Aunts https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-book-of-sainted-aunts-the-illustrated-portraits-of-mildly-martyred-sinners-turned-saints-since-quuerdom-come?variant=39974721126589 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis [obsolete] An “aunt” is slang for middle-aged and elderly gay men or lesbian women (who were often mentors taking on protective roles for younger ones), reclaimed from the original association with an old madam who runs a prostitution brothel. [current] The sainted aunts who have come before us have only been recently recognised. Since queerdom came, the revised requirements for sainthood have become more inclusive to the diverse forms of martyrdom and falsely-named sins of the past. About the authorAnna Onni’s life goals include living in an environmentally-sustainable commune, getting over her debauched postcolonial hangover, and paying someone to convert the tunes of “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park” and other Tom Lehrer favourites into a low-fi hip-hop album for her to play on loop. She is an asexual panromantic living in Singapore who posts doodles and shower thoughts on Instagram (@annaonni). In her spare time, she is an educator who illustrates and rips up old periodicals and books into crafting materials.  shopify_US_6760975270077 shopify_US_6760975270077_39974721126589 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/book-of-sainted-aunts_grande.jpg?v=1623230767 Anna Onni 0.0 kg Mackenzie Lee The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-gentlemans-guide-to-vice-and-virtue?variant=39974709231805 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.About the authorMackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. When not writing, she works as an independent bookseller, drinks too much Diet Coke, and romps with her St. Bernard, Queenie. shopify_US_6760972189885 shopify_US_6760972189885_39974709231805 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/gentlemans-guide-to-vice-and-virtue_grande.jpg?v=1623230434 Mackenzie Lee 0.0 kg S. Sulianah Letters of a Thousand Speeches https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/letters-of-a-thousand-speeches?variant=39525246566589 Curator’s noteThis book was donated by a lovely supporter of the library!SynopsisLetters of a Thousand Speeches (LOATS) - Prose Poetry is the second published book by S.Sulianah. The piece is an amalgamation of prose poems and flashbacks of moments written like a letter for a woman.This published book is an important piece by the writer in which if one day she is no longer in this world, she hopes that this woman she is in love with understands how she meant to her and how she valued every moments when they were together. Obviously, the writer has no guts to express this overwhelming feelings in person. And the only way she could tell her were through body language, touches and attention.In comparison to her first poetry collection, Masterpiece in Your Heart, this piece was written by S. Sulianah with no filters of what if someone reads these and now knows I am in love with a woman.About the authorS. Sulianah loves to explore the metaphors and ironies of the moments she experiences, and expresses them in short stories, poems, and novels, carving the essence of life in motivational articles and phrases.  shopify_US_6631353450685 shopify_US_6631353450685_39525246566589 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/letters-of-a-thousand-speeches_grande.jpg?v=1617697129 S. Sulianah 0.0 kg S. Sulianah Masterpiece in Your Heart: A Series of Poetry https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/masterpiece-in-your-heart-a-series-of-poetry?variant=39525213241533 Curator’s noteThis book was donated by a lovely supporter of the library!SynopsisA series of love poems. Beautiful moments experienced, those feelings and subtle touches are the inspirations to these.About the authorS. Sulianah loves to explore the metaphors and ironies of the moments she experiences, and expresses them in short stories, poems, and novels, carving the essence of life in motivational articles and phrases.  shopify_US_6631349846205 shopify_US_6631349846205_39525213241533 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/Masterpiece-in-Your-Heart_grande.jpg?v=1617697036 S. Sulianah 0.0 kg Mary Barnard Sappho: A New Translation https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/sappho-a-new-translation?variant=39525026496701 Curator’s noteSappho was the OG lesbian icon: her poems were lauded by her peers and modern historians, and were said to contain hints of affection towards women. In fact, she became so iconic that sapphic (derived from her name) and lesbian (derived from her birthplace, the Greek island of Lesbos) became synonymous with attraction between women. Now that's a legacy to be proud of. This book was donated by a lovely supporter of the library!SynopsisThese hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct--the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English.About the authorMary Barnard was a prominent American poet, translator, and biographer with many books in her repertoire. She studied Greek at Reed College and began to translate at Ezra Pound's suggestion in the 1930s. Her Assault on Mount Helicon: A Literary Memoir was published by the University of California Press in 1984. Two years later she received the Western States Book Award for her book-length poem, Time and the White Tigress. She also published prose fiction and a volume of essays on mythology as well as the original lyrics gathered in Collected Poems. shopify_US_6631334215869 shopify_US_6631334215869_39525026496701 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/sappho_grande.jpg?v=1617695948 Mary Barnard 0.0 kg Elisabeth A. Lloyd The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-case-of-the-female-orgasm-bias-in-the-science-of-evolution?variant=39525000315069 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Why women evolved to have orgasms — when most of their primate relatives don't — is a persistent mystery among evolutionary biologists. In pursuing this mystery, Elisabeth Lloyd arrives at another: How could anything as inadequate as the evolutionary explanations of the female orgasm have passed muster as science? A judicious and revealing look at all twenty evolutionary accounts of the trait of human female orgasm, Lloyd's book is at the same time a case study of how certain biases steer science astray.Over the past fifteen years, the effect of sexist or male-centered approaches to science has been hotly debated. Drawing especially on data from nonhuman primates and human sexology over eighty years, Lloyd shows what damage such bias does in the study of female orgasm. She also exposes a second pernicious form of bias that permeates the literature on female orgasms: a bias toward adaptationism. Here Lloyd's critique comes alive, demonstrating how most of the evolutionary accounts either are in conflict with, or lack, certain types of evidence necessary to make their cases — how they simply assume that female orgasm must exist because it helped females in the past reproduce. As she weighs the evidence, Lloyd takes on nearly everyone who has written on the subject: evolutionists, animal behaviorists, and feminists alike. Her clearly and cogently written book is at once a convincing case study of bias in science and a sweeping summary and analysis of what is known about the evolution of the intriguing trait of female orgasm. About the authorElizabeth A. Lloyd is Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science and Professor of Biology, Indiana University.  shopify_US_6631332577469 shopify_US_6631332577469_39525000315069 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-case-of-the-female-orgasm_grande.jpg?v=1617695717 Elisabeth A. Lloyd 0.0 kg Becky Albertalli Leah on the Offbeat (Simonverse #3) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/leah-on-the-offbeat?variant=39298481258685 SynopsisThis novel is part of a trilogy, including Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited. Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.About the author Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It's Us with Adam Silvera. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta.  shopify_US_6554079854781 shopify_US_6554079854781_39298481258685 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/leah-on-the-offbeat-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614843910 Becky Albertalli 0.0 kg Becky Albertalli The Upside of Unrequited (Simonverse #2) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-upside-of-unrequited?variant=39298462154941 SynopsisThis novel is part of a trilogy, including Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah on the Offbeat. Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right? About the author Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It's Us with Adam Silvera. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta.  shopify_US_6554070220989 shopify_US_6554070220989_39298462154941 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-upside-of-unrequited-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614843688 Becky Albertalli 0.0 kg Ocean Vuong Night Sky with Exit Wounds https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/night-sky-with-exit-wounds?variant=39298407268541 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Ocean Vuong's first full-length collection aims straight for the perennial "big"—and very human—subjects of romance, family, memory, grief, war, and melancholia. None of these he allows to overwhelm his spirit or his poems, which demonstrate, through breath and cadence and unrepentant enthrallment, that a gentle palm on a chest can calm the fiercest hungers.This collection of poems won the 2017 T. S. Elliot Prize. About the authorOcean Vuong is an award-winning author and poet. Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, Harpers, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and American Poetry Review. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an Assistant Professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at Umass-Amherst. shopify_US_6554049577149 shopify_US_6554049577149_39298407268541 new 5.00 SGDout of stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/night-sky-with-exit-wounds-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614842595 Ocean Vuong 0.0 kg Andrea Gibson Lord of the Butterflies https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/lord-of-the-butterflies?variant=39298358739133 Curator’s noteThis book was donated by a lovely supporter of the library!SynopsisIn Andrea Gibson's latest collection, they continue their artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family. Each emotion here is deft and delicate, resting inside of imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.About the authorAndrea Gibson (they / them) is an award-winning poet and activist who lives in Colorado, US. Their poetry focuses on gender norms, politics, social reform and the struggles LGBTQ people face in today's society. In addition to using poetry to express what they feel and provide social and political commentary on real issues, they are involved with many activist groups. They often perform at Take Back the Night events, LGBTQ events, pride events, trans events, anti-war rallies, peace rallies, organisations against the occupation of Palestine, and groups focused on examining the wrongs of capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy. They also work with a group called Vox Feminista whose model is to "comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable" on all these issues.  shopify_US_6554031685821 shopify_US_6554031685821_39298358739133 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/lord-of-the-butterflies-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614842079 Andrea Gibson 0.0 kg Andrea Gibson The Madness Vase https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-madness-vase?variant=39298341896381 Curator’s noteThis book was donated by a lovely supporter of the library!SynopsisAndrea Gibson's second book of poems, The Madness Vase, offers a breathtaking continuation of the poet's most tender and honest work. Their fist book, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns opened the door to Gibson's unapologetic voice, yet The Madness Vase manages to take an even more intimate look at the subjects of family, war, spirituality, gender, grief and hope.The poems' topics range from hate crimes to playgrounds, from international conflict to hometowns, from falling in love to the desperation of loneliness. Gibson's work seizes us by the collar and hauls us inside some of their darkest moments, then releases out the other side. Moments later, we find ourselves inhaling words that fill us with light. Their luminous imagery is a buoy that allows us to resurface from their world clutching new possibilities of our own. Throughout their career, Gibson's poems have always been a call to social justice. But this collection goes beyond awareness. Their images linger in our psyches and entreat us to action. They challenge us to grow into our own skin. The journey may be raw at times but we are continuously left inspired, held, and certain we are not alone.By the time you finish reading The Madness Vase, you too will believe, "Folks like us/We've got shoulder blades that rust in the rain/But they are still G-sharp/Whenever our spinal chords are tuned to the key of redemption/So go ahead world/Pick us/To make things better."About the authorAndrea Gibson (they / them) is an award-winning poet and activist who lives in Colorado, US. Their poetry focuses on gender norms, politics, social reform and the struggles LGBTQ people face in today's society. In addition to using poetry to express what they feel and provide social and political commentary on real issues, they are involved with many activist groups. They often perform at Take Back the Night events, LGBTQ events, pride events, trans events, anti-war rallies, peace rallies, organisations against the occupation of Palestine, and groups focused on examining the wrongs of capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy. They also work with a group called Vox Feminista whose model is to "comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable" on all these issues.  shopify_US_6554021429437 shopify_US_6554021429437_39298341896381 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-madness-vase-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614841744 Andrea Gibson 0.0 kg Andrea Gibson Pansy https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/pansy?variant=39298337669309 Curator’s noteThis book was donated by a lovely supporter of the library!SynopsisIn Pansy, Gibson balances themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, illness, family and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to truly heal. Each turn of the page represents both that which as been forgotten and that which is yet to be released. While this book is a rally cry for political action, it is also a celebration of wonder and longing and love.About the authorAndrea Gibson (they / them) is an award-winning poet and activist who lives in Colorado, US. Their poetry focuses on gender norms, politics, social reform and the struggles LGBTQ people face in today's society. In addition to using poetry to express what they feel and provide social and political commentary on real issues, they are involved with many activist groups. They often perform at Take Back the Night events, LGBTQ events, pride events, trans events, anti-war rallies, peace rallies, organisations against the occupation of Palestine, and groups focused on examining the wrongs of capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy. They also work with a group called Vox Feminista whose model is to "comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable" on all these issues.  shopify_US_6554019659965 shopify_US_6554019659965_39298337669309 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/pansy-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614841609 Andrea Gibson 0.0 kg Andrea Gibson Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/pole-dancing-to-gospel-hymns?variant=39298302967997 Curator’s noteThis book was donated by a lovely supporter of the library!SynopsisAndrea Gibson's dynamic and energetic first book, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns, challenges us to not only read, but to react. Hauntingly vivid, the poems march through a soldier's lingering psychological wounds, tackle the curious questions of school children on the meaning of "hate," and tangle with a lover's witty and vibrant description of longing. Gibson's poems deconstruct the current political climate through stunning imagery and careful crafting. With the same velocity, the poignant and vacillating love poems sweep the air out of the room. It's word-induced hypoxia. Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns whispers with a bold and unforgettable internal voice rich with the kind of questioning that inspires action.About the authorAndrea Gibson (they / them) is an award-winning poet and activist who lives in Colorado, US. Their poetry focuses on gender norms, politics, social reform and the struggles LGBTQ people face in today's society. In addition to using poetry to express what they feel and provide social and political commentary on real issues, they are involved with many activist groups. They often perform at Take Back the Night events, LGBTQ events, pride events, trans events, anti-war rallies, peace rallies, organisations against the occupation of Palestine, and groups focused on examining the wrongs of capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy. They also work with a group called Vox Feminista whose model is to "comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable" on all these issues.  shopify_US_6554006094013 shopify_US_6554006094013_39298302967997 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/pole-dancing-to-gospel-hymns-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614841406 Andrea Gibson 0.0 kg Ngozi Ukazu Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/check-please-book-1-hockey?variant=39291848458429 Curator’s noteThis graphic novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisHelloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!Y’all... I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—our very attractive but moody captain.A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.About the author Ngozi Ukazu is the author of the online graphic novel series Check, Please!. She studied at Yale University and the Savannah College of Art and Design.  shopify_US_6551670980797 shopify_US_6551670980797_39291848458429 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/check-please-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1614768654 Ngozi Ukazu 0.0 kg Ali Smith How to be Both https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/how-to-be-both?variant=38072961695933 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. A true original, she is a one-of-a-kind literary sensation. Her novels consistently attract serious acclaim and discussion—and have won her a dedicated readership who are drawn again and again to the warmth, humanity and humour of her voice.How to be Both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real—and all life’s givens get given a second chance.About the authorAli Smith is a writer, born in Inverness, Scotland, to working-class parents. She studied at Aberdeen, and then at Cambridge, for a Ph.D. that was never finished. In a 2004 interview with writing magazine Mslexia, she talked briefly about the difficulty of becoming ill with chronic fatigue syndrome for a year and how it forced her to give up her job as a lecturer at University of Strathclyde to focus on what she really wanted to do: writing. She has been with her partner Sarah Wood for decades, and dedicates all her books to her. shopify_US_6214310691005 shopify_US_6214310691005_38072961695933 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/how-to-be-both-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612952257 Ali Smith 0.0 kg Patrick Ness Release https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/release?variant=38048480100541 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis It’s Saturday, it’s summer and, although he doesn’t know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn’s life is going to fall apart. Relationships will change, he’ll change, but maybe, just maybe, he’ll find freedom in the release.Time is running out though, because way across town a ghost as risen from the lake. Searching, yearning, she leaves a trail of destruction in her wake… About the authorPatrick Ness has written for England’s Radio 4 and Sunday Telegraph and is a literary critic for The Guardian. He has written many books, and won numerous awards, and currently lives in London. shopify_US_6206813503677 shopify_US_6206813503677_38048480100541 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/release-patrick-ness-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612518032 Patrick Ness 0.0 kg M. K. England The Disasters https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-disasters?variant=38048441041085 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours.But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.On the run and framed for atrocities they didn’t commit, Nax and his fellow failures execute a dangerous heist to spread the truth about what happened at the Academy.They may not be “Academy material,” and they may not get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.About the authorM. K. England (they / them) is an author and YA librarian living who grew up on the Space Coast of Florida and now calls rural Virginia home. When they're not writing or librarianing, MK can be found drowning in fandom, going to conventions, rolling dice at the gaming table, climbing on things in the woods, or feeding their video game addiction. They love Star Wars with a desperate, heedless passion.  shopify_US_6206808260797 shopify_US_6206808260797_38048441041085 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-disasters-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612517674 M. K. England 0.0 kg Michael Earp Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/kindred-12-queer-loveozya-stories?variant=38041323372733 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!Synopsis What does it mean to be queer? What does it mean to be human? In this powerful #OwnVoices collection, twelve of Australia’s finest queer writers explore the stories of family, friends, lovers and strangers – the connections that form us.Compelling queer short fiction by bestsellers, award winners and newcomers to the #LoveOzYA community including Jax Jacki Brown, Claire G Coleman, Michael Earp, Alison Evans, Erin Gough, Benjamin Law, Omar Sakr, Christos Tsiolkas, Ellen van Neerven, Marlee Jane Ward, Jen Wilde and Nevo Zisin.About the editorMichael Earp is a Children's and Young Adult bookseller and writer. shopify_US_6204066234557 shopify_US_6204066234557_38041323372733 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/kindred-12-queer-stories-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612444256 Michael Earp 0.0 kg Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher Paper Girls Vol 5 https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/paper-girls-vol-5?variant=38033394565309 Curator’s noteNeon-coloured, dizzyingly beautiful illustrations. Inter-dimensional time travel. Do we need to say more? This graphic novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisContent warning: This graphic novel touches on themes of suicide and homophobia. Can anyone escape fate? That's what Mac and her fellow newspaper delivery girls must discover as they travel from the year 2000 to a distant and dangerous future edition of Cleveland, Ohio. Plus, the secret truth behind the mysterious "Grand Father" who's been pursuing the girls across time is finally revealed. About the creators Brian K. Vaughan is the writer of this comic series. His work has been recognised at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. He sometimes writes for film and television in LA (USA), where he lives with his family and their dogs Hamburger and Milkshake. Cliff Chiang is the illustrator of the comic series. Formerly an assistant editor at DC Comics, he is now an illustrator, known for his work on Human Target, Beware the Creeper and Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre, Green Arrow/Black Canary, Wonder Woman and Paper Girls. Matt Wilson is the colourist, and Jared K. Fletcher was in charge of the lettering of words in this comic.  shopify_US_6200671568061 shopify_US_6200671568061_38033394565309 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/paper-girls-vol-5-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612326799 Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher 0.0 kg Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher Paper Girls Vol 4 https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/paper-girls-vol-4?variant=38033391452349 Curator’s noteNeon-coloured, dizzyingly beautiful illustrations. Inter-dimensional time travel. Do we need to say more? This graphic novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisContent warning: This graphic novel touches on themes of suicide and homophobia. It's the girls' biggest, strangest adventure yet, as Tiffany and her fellow newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac, and KJ are launched from prehistoric times into the year 2000, where they finally get some answers about what the hell is happening. In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988. About the creators Brian K. Vaughan is the writer of this comic series. His work has been recognised at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. He sometimes writes for film and television in LA (USA), where he lives with his family and their dogs Hamburger and Milkshake. Cliff Chiang is the illustrator of the comic series. Formerly an assistant editor at DC Comics, he is now an illustrator, known for his work on Human Target, Beware the Creeper and Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre, Green Arrow/Black Canary, Wonder Woman and Paper Girls. Matt Wilson is the colourist, and Jared K. Fletcher was in charge of the lettering of words in this comic.  shopify_US_6200668487869 shopify_US_6200668487869_38033391452349 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/paper-girls-vol-4-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612326692 Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher 0.0 kg Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher Paper Girls Vol 3 https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/paper-girls-vol-3?variant=38033385095357 Curator’s noteNeon-coloured, dizzyingly beautiful illustrations. Inter-dimensional time travel. Do we need to say more? This graphic novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisContent warning: This graphic novel touches on themes of suicide and homophobia. Newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac, and Tiffany finally reunite with their long-lost friend KJ in the prehistoric past, where they uncover the secret origins of time travel, and use any means necessary to get back home. It's a story of violence, bloodshed, and motherhood, as seen through the eyes of four 12-year-old girls from the mean streets of 1988. About the creators Brian K. Vaughan is the writer of this comic series. His work has been recognised at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. He sometimes writes for film and television in LA (USA), where he lives with his family and their dogs Hamburger and Milkshake. Cliff Chiang is the illustrator of the comic series. Formerly an assistant editor at DC Comics, he is now an illustrator, known for his work on Human Target, Beware the Creeper and Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre, Green Arrow/Black Canary, Wonder Woman and Paper Girls. Matt Wilson is the colourist, and Jared K. Fletcher was in charge of the lettering of words in this comic.  shopify_US_6200665669821 shopify_US_6200665669821_38033385095357 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/paper-girls-3-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612326577 Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher 0.0 kg Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher Paper Girls Vol 2 https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/paper-girls-vol-2?variant=38033375789245 Curator’s noteNeon-coloured, dizzyingly beautiful illustrations. Inter-dimensional time travel. Do we need to say more? This graphic novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisContent warning: This graphic novel touches on themes of suicide and homophobia. After surviving the strangest night of their lives in the Cleveland suburb of Stony Stream, intrepid young newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac, and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future... the year 2016.What would you do if you were suddenly confronted by your 12-year-old self? 40-year-old newspaper reported Erin Tieng is about to find out in this action-packed story about identity, mortality, and growing older in the 21st century. About the creators Brian K. Vaughan is the writer of this comic series. His work has been recognised at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. He sometimes writes for film and television in LA (USA), where he lives with his family and their dogs Hamburger and Milkshake. Cliff Chiang is the illustrator of the comic series. Formerly an assistant editor at DC Comics, he is now an illustrator, known for his work on Human Target, Beware the Creeper and Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre, Green Arrow/Black Canary, Wonder Woman and Paper Girls. Matt Wilson is the colourist, and Jared K. Fletcher was in charge of the lettering of words in this comic.  shopify_US_6200661246141 shopify_US_6200661246141_38033375789245 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/paper-girls-vol-2-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612326461 Vaughan, Chiang, Wilson & Fletcher 0.0 kg Jennifer Finney Boylan She’s Not There: A Life In Two Genders https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/she-s-not-there-a-life-in-two-genders?variant=38027900223677 SynopsisThe exuberant memoir of a man named James who became a woman named Jenny.She’s Not There is the story of a person changing genders, the story of a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret; above all, it is a love story.By turns funny and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the remarkable territory that lies between men and women, examines changing friendships, and rejoices in the redeeming power of family. She’s Not There is a portrait of a loving marriage—the love of James for his wife, Grace, and, against all odds, the enduring love of Grace for the woman who becomes her "sister," Jenny.To this extraordinary true story, Boylan brings the humorous, fresh voice that won her accolades as one of the best comic novelists of her generation. With her distinctive and winning perspective, She’s Not There explores the dramatic outward changes and unexpected results of life as a woman: Jenny fights the urge to eat salad, while James consumed plates of ribs; gone is the stability of "one damn mood, all the damn time."While Boylan’s own secret was unusual, to say the least, she captures the universal sense of feeling uncomfortable, out of sorts with the world, and misunderstood by her peers. Jenny is supported on her journey by her best friend, novelist Richard Russo, who goes from begging his friend to "Be a man" (in every sense of the word) to accepting her as an attractive, buoyant woman. "The most unexpected thing," Russo writes in his Afterword to the book, "is in how Jenny’s story we recognize our shared humanity."As James evolves into Jennifer in scenes that are by turns tender, startling, and witty, a marvelously human perspective emerges on issues of love, sex, and the fascinating relationship between our physical and our intuitive selves. Through the clear eyes of a truly remarkable woman, She’s Not There provides a new window on the often confounding process of accepting ourselves.About the authorJennifer Finney Boylan is an author and co-chair of English at Colby College in Maine, USA. She has authored 3 novels and a collection of short stories. shopify_US_6198751101117 shopify_US_6198751101117_38027900223677 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/shes-not-there-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1612245759 Jennifer Finney Boylan 0.0 kg Ng Yi-Sheng Lion City https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/lion-city?variant=38001501929661 Synopsis A man learns that all the animals at the Zoo are robots. A secret terminal in Changi Airport caters to the gods. A prince falls in love with a crocodile. A concubine is lost in time. The island of Singapore disappears.These are the exquisitely strange tales of Lion City, the first collection of short fiction by award-winning poet and playwright Ng Yi-Sheng. Infused with myth, magical realism and contemporary sci-fi, each of these tales invites the reader to see this city-state in a new and darkly fabulous light.About the authorNg Yi-Sheng is a poet, fictionist, playwright, journalist, and a noted LGBTQ+ rights activist. His debut poetry collection, last boy, won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2008. Over the past few years, he has been particularly active in the performance poetry scene, and was a founding member of the spoken word troupe The Party Action People. He was a co-curator of the sadly defunct multi-disciplinary arts event the SPORE Art Salon and continues to co-organise the annual LGBT literary evening, ContraDiction. shopify_US_6193314922685 shopify_US_6193314922685_38001501929661 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/lion-city-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1611907281 Ng Yi-Sheng 0.0 kg David Levithan Boy Meets Boy https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/boy-meets-boy?variant=37878149349565 Curator’s noteThis novel was donated by a lovely supporter of our library!SynopsisThis is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right.This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world. About the author David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press. shopify_US_6160690741437 shopify_US_6160690741437_37878149349565 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/boy-meets-boy-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1610359339 David Levithan 0.0 kg Neon Yang The Ascent to Godhood (Tensorate Series #4) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-ascent-to-godhood-by-jy-yang?variant=37806916862141 Curator’s noteThe Tensorate series pulls us into a mind-bending world that's reminiscent of the Avatar TV series — pugilists known as Tensors fight by mastering and shaping different elements. Yet it ditches the cliché of a “chosen one” protagonist, shines brilliantly with an oh-so-Singaporean mix of Malay and Chinese cultures, and — most importantly — is unabashedly queer. People are born non-binary and set their gender when they become of age (with some choosing to remain non-binary), and same-sex relationships are commonplace, if not more prevalent than straight relationships. The Protectorate is a queer, fantastical, scary, and magical world — and we live for it.SynopsisThis novella is part of the 4-part Tensorate novella series: The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, and The Ascent to Godhood. The first 2 novellas can be read in any order.The Protector is dead.For fifty years, the Protector ruled, reshaping her country in her image and driving her enemies to the corners of the map. For half a century the world turned around her as she built her armies, trained her Tensors, and grasped at the reins of fate itself. Now she is dead. Her followers will quiver, her enemies rejoice.But in one tavern, deep in rebel territory, her greatest enemy drowns her sorrows. Lady Han raised a movement that sought the Protector's head, yet now she can only mourn her loss. She remembers how it all began, when the Protector was young, not yet crowned, and a desperate dancing girl dared to fall in love with her.About the authorNeon Yang (a.k.a. JY Yang) is a queer, non-binary author who is based in Singapore. Before that, they were a molecular biologist, science writer, and journalist. Neon uses they / them pronouns and the Mx honorific (i.e. Mx Yang). shopify_US_6144569508029 shopify_US_6144569508029_37806916862141 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-ascent-to-godhood-cover-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609307963 Neon Yang 0.0 kg Neon Yang The Red Threads of Fortune (Tensorate Series #2) https://theunicornlibrary.com/products/the-red-threads-of-fortune-by-jy-yang?variant=37806910341309 Curator’s noteThe Tensorate series pulls us into a mind-bending world that's reminiscent of the Avatar TV series — pugilists known as Tensors fight by mastering and shaping different elements. Yet it ditches the cliché of a “chosen one” protagonist, shines brilliantly with an oh-so-Singaporean mix of Malay and Chinese cultures, and — most importantly — is unabashedly queer. People are born non-binary and set their gender when they become of age (with some choosing to remain non-binary), and same-sex relationships are commonplace, if not more prevalent than straight relationships. The Protectorate is a queer, fantastical, scary, and magical world — and we live for it.SynopsisThis novella is part of the 4-part Tensorate novella series: The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, and The Ascent to Godhood. The first 2 novellas can be read in any order.Fallen prophet, master of the elements, and daughter of the supreme Protector, Sanao Mokoya has abandoned the life that once bound her. Once her visions shaped the lives of citizens across the land, but no matter what tragedy Mokoya foresaw, she could never reshape the future. Broken by the loss of her young daughter, she now hunts deadly, sky-obscuring naga in the harsh outer reaches of the kingdom with packs of dinosaurs at her side, far from everything she used to love.On the trail of a massive naga that threatens the rebellious mining city of Bataanar, Mokoya meets the mysterious and alluring Rider. But all is not as it seems: the beast they both hunt harbors a secret that could ignite war throughout the Protectorate. As she is drawn into a conspiracy of magic and betrayal, Mokoya must come to terms with her extraordinary and dangerous gifts, or risk losing the little she has left to hold dear.About the authorNeon Yang (a.k.a. JY Yang) is a queer, non-binary author who is based in Singapore. Before that, they were a molecular biologist, science writer, and journalist. Neon uses they / them pronouns and the Mx honorific (i.e. Mx Yang). shopify_US_6144568688829 shopify_US_6144568688829_37806910341309 new 5.00 SGDin stock http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0526/1957/5485/products/the-red-threads-of-fortune-cover-optimised_grande.jpg?v=1609307907 Neon Yang 0.0 kg