June is Pride Month in Canada and marks the start of Pride Season!. It is an excellent opportunity to delve into the stories and the real life memoirs from the LGBTQ2+ community. We've put together some wonderful booklists of titles recently added to the catalogue.
Author and documentarian Cheuk Kwan weaves a global narrative by linking the myriad personal stories of chefs, entrepreneurs, laborers, and dreamers who populate Chinese kitchens worldwide. Behind these kitchen doors lies an intriguing paradox which characterizes many of these communities: how Chinese immigrants have resisted—or often been prevented from—complete assimilation into the social fabric of their new homes, maintaining strong senses of cultural identity, while the engine of their economic survival—the Chinese restaurant and its food—has become seamlessly woven into cities all around the world.