Book of the Month: Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir

It’s a new month, which means a new book of the month! As ever, there were so many potential books to choose from, so, if you want to see what we sadly couldn’t choose, keep an eye out for our August releases post later in the month.

That said, here is what we did choose. And hopefully it’s introducing you to a whole new book!

Related: Don’t forget all releases can be found in our monthly lists here.

Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir

Bishakh Kumar Som


Rep: trans mc
Release date: 4th August 2020


This exquisite graphic novel memoir by a transgender artist, explores the concept of identity by inviting the reader to view the author moving through life as she would have us see her, that is, as she sees herself. Framed with a candid autobiographical narrative, this book gives us the opportunity to enter into the author’s daily life and explore her thoughts on themes of gender and sexuality, memory and urbanism, love and loss.


You might like this if…

…you like graphic novels

…you want to read some nonfiction

…you want to read more memoirs


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See more of her work on her website


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Donate to bail funds and supplies for protestors, gofundmes of victims of police violence, mutual aid organisations and Black-owned businesses impacted by the violence.

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Educate yourself further through the resources found on the carrd and others including this resource pack of set readings to work through in June.

Pride was initiated following riots against police violence and raids, and those at Stonewall Inn were led by trans and lesbian women of colour, many of whom were Black. We owe them our support.

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