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Christian Cooper

Christian Cooper is a science and comics writer and editor and the host and consulting producer of Extraordinary Birder on National Geographic. One of Marvel’s first openly gay writers and editors, Cooper introduced the first gay male character in Star Trek, in the Starfleet Academy series, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. He also introduced the first openly lesbian character for Marvel and created and authored Queer Nation: The Online Gay Comic. Based in New York City, he is on the board of directors for NYC Audubon.


Announcing the June 2023 LibraryReads List

Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to the books selected for the June 2023 LibraryReads Top Ten List. Request eGalleys for Your June Readers’ Advisory. For more information about the program, or to learn how to vote for your favorite upcoming books, visit And, don’t forget, voting for the July LibraryReads

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