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A BOA Pride Reading List

June is Pride Month, a welcome celebration to increase visibility, acceptance and share in the resilience of the queer community. We’ve compiled a selection of BOA books by queer authors that showcase the varied experiences of the queer community. These authors exist at different intersections of identities, whether that’s being a person of color, an immigrant, a single mother, or having a disability, and all share in the universal community of being queer. True vulnerability exists within these pages, as these wonderful authors celebrate, negotiate, and trouble what Pride means. Queerness comes in many forms; no matter how you identify,...

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Naomi Shihab Nye Finalist for 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Rochester, NY — Naomi Shihab Nye has been selected as a finalist for the 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Often referred to as “the American Nobel,” the Neustadt International Prize is a biennial international literary award sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and managed by the university's literary magazine, World Literature Today. Nye was nominated for this honor by the poet Tarfia Faizullah. Robert Con Davis-Undiano, prize sponsor and Executive Director of World Literature Today, said of this year’s nominees, “Literature is a key component of our ability to recognize what makes us human, and the work of the Neustadt...

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Interview with Aimee Senisé Conners, BOA Finance Manager

Have you ever wondered about the staff members that keep BOA running? Well, wonder no more! We’ve created a short interview series so you can get to know the BOA staff. In our final installment of our Get To Know the Staff Series, we have Aimee Senisé Conners (She/Her), BOA’s Finance Manager. BOA: Hi Aimee! What’s your role at BOA? Aimee: Finance Manager. I take care of everything that has to do with money: paying bills, fiscal reporting, managing cash in & out, purchasing, and, most importantly, calculating and paying our authors their royalties! BOA: How long have you been working...

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Interview with Genevieve Hartman, BOA Director of Development & Communications

Have you ever wondered about the staff members that keep BOA running? Well, wonder no more! We’ve created a short interview series so you can get to know the BOA staff. Check out this interview with Genevieve Hartman (She/Her), BOA’s Director of Development & Communications. BOA: Hi Gena! Tell us about your role at BOA! Gena: I’m the Director of Development & Communications. I write grants and manage the social media, handle community outreach and book donations, and organize our yearly fundraiser, Dine & Rhyme. If you send BOA a message on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you'll usually hear back...

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Interview with Ron Martin-Dent, BOA's Director of Publicity & Production

Have you ever wondered about the staff members that keep BOA running? Well, wonder no more! We’ve created a short interview series so you can get to know the BOA staff. Next up, we have Ron Martin-Dent (He/Him), BOA’s Director of Publicity & Production.  BOA: Hi Ron! Tell us about your role at BOA! Ron: I wear many hats! My official title is Director of Publicity & Production, but I also serve as BOA’s marketing director. In a nutshell, I make sure the books are all printed on time (including ebooks and now audiobooks), and I help spread the word...

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