LGBTQ+ Stories

All My Mother's Lovers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524745974
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Published: Dutton - May 26th, 2020

One of . . .


Amora: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781542019774
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Published: Amazon Crossing - May 19th, 2020

From an emerging talent comes an exquisite collection of stories exploring the complexity of love between women, each a delicate piece in a mosaic transcending the boundaries of literary romance.


Apsara Engine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936932818
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Published: Feminist Press - April 14th, 2020

By turns fantastical and familiar, this graphic short story collection is immersed in questions of gender, the body, and existential conformity.


Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250261878
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Published: Celadon Books - April 21st, 2020

From bestselling author of She’s Not There, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs.

This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love helps us understand the people we have been.


Catrachos: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450239
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2020

The breathtaking debut collection from one of America’s most inventive new poets


dayliGht: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374538897
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - March 31st, 2020

dayliGht is a dazzling collection of poems from a necessary new voice, at once a clarion call for stories of Black women and a rebuke of broken notions of sexuality and race.


Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062939777
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Published: Harper - January 28th, 2020

Chosen by Town & Country as one of the most anticipated books of the year | Named "An LGBTQ Book That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" by O: The Oprah Magazine


The Gospel of Breaking Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781551527970
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - March 31st, 2020

In The Gospel of Breaking, Jillian Christmas confirms what followers of her performance and artistic curation have long known: there is magic in her words. Befitting someone who "speaks things into being," Christmas extracts from family history, queer lineage, and the political landscape of a racialized life to create a rich, softly defiant collection of poems.


Walking a Tightrope: Poetry and Prose by Lgbtq Writers from Africa Cover Image
By Abayomi Animashaun (Editor), Irwin Iradukunda (Editor), Tatenda Muranda (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781590215951
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Published: Tincture - February 1st, 2016

Among the first of its kind, this book is composed of works by writers from different parts of Sun-Saharan Africa, including first and second generation Africans in the diaspora. With this anthology, the editors seek to challenge and engage individuals and institutions that consider homosexuality immoral.


Save Yourself Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455591435
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 24th, 2020

This "hilarious and honest" bestselling memoir from a rising comedy star tackles issues of gender, sexuality, feminism, and the Catholic childhood that prepared her for a career as an outspoken lesbian comedian (Abby Wambach).


Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression Cover Image
By Iris Gottlieb, Meredith Talusan (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781452176611
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 22nd, 2019

Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity.


The Subtweet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781770415256
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Published: ECW Press - April 7th, 2020

"A timely and compelling look at internet fame and how fickle it really is.... You'll likely devour it in one sitting." -- Ms. Magazine

Includes an exclusive free soundtrack


The Best at It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062866417
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 8th, 2019

From award-winning actor Maulik Pancholy comes a hilarious and heartfelt middle grade debut about a gay Indian American boy coming into his own. One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this is perfect for fans of Tim Federle’s Nate series.


Alan Cole Is Not a Coward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062567048
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

Perfect for fans of Tim Federle and Gary Schmidt, this is a hilarious and poignant tale about the trials of middle school when you’re coming of age—and coming out.


Alan Cole Doesn't Dance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062567062
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 9th, 2018

To heartwarming cheer, Alan Cole came out to his school. But now what?


Drum Roll, Please Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062791153
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Published: HarperCollins - May 14th, 2019

Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat in this big-hearted middle grade novel. One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this is perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Tim Federle's 


George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545812573
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

The unforgettable debut from Stonewall Award Winner Alex Gino.

George joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.


Rick Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338048100
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 21st, 2020

From the award-winning author of George, the story of a boy named Rick who needs to explore his own identity apart from his jerk of a best friend.


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316515474
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.


Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338129311
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.

Winner of the Stonewall Book Award
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award

Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.


Lily and Dunkin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553536775
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Published: Yearling - May 1st, 2018

"Gephart has written a story that will speak not just to one specific community, but to humanity as a whole."  --VOYA


Middle School's a Drag, You Better Werk! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525517528
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2020

In this heartfelt and hilarious new novel from Greg Howard, an enterprising boy starts his own junior talent agency and signs a thirteen-year-old aspiring drag queen as his first client.


Marco Impossible Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250143921
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Published: Square Fish - January 9th, 2018

In this middle-grade novel, Marco's in love with Benji, but winning his heart may be mission impossible.


My Two Dads and Me Cover Image
By Michael Joosten, Izak Zenou (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525580102
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Celebrate Pride every day with this adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of gay fathers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two dads.


One of a Kind, Like Me / Único Como Yo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780985351410
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Published: Blood Orange Press - September 15th, 2016

Tomorrow is the school parade, and Danny knows exactly what he will be: a princess. Mommy supports him 100%, and they race to the thrift store to find his costume. It's almost closing time - will Danny find the costume of his dreams in time? One of A Kind, Like Me / nico como yo is a sweet story about unconditional love and the beauty of individuality.


Daddy, Papa, and Me Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781582462622
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Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

One of the only original board books about gay parents! A perfect purchase for new parents, baby showers, and more!


When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and del Martin Built a Community Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781433827365
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Published: Magination Press - June 5th, 2017

When You Look Out the Window tells the story of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco's most well-known and politically active lesbian couples. Describing the view from Phyllis and Del's window, this book shows how one couple's activism transformed their community -- and had ripple effects throughout the world.


In Our Mothers' House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399250767
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Published: Philomel Books - April 30th, 2009

Marmee, Meema, and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful house, they cook dinner together, they laugh together, and they dance together. But some of the other families don?t accept them. They say they are different. How can a family have two moms and no dad? But Marmee and Meema?s house is full of love.


Heather Has Two Mommies Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763690427
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Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2016

“Each page is artfully and distinctly rendered to be a visual depiction of the beauty of joy and diversity.” — School Library Journal


Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781554983476
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Published: Groundwood Books - May 13th, 2014

Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves wearing the tangerine dress in his classroom's dress-up center. The children in Morris's class don't understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn't welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. Astronauts, they say, don't wear dresses.


Maiden & Princess Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781499807769
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Published: little bee books - April 2nd, 2019

In this modern fairy tale, a strong, brave maiden is invited to attend the prince's royal ball, but at the dance, she ends up finding true love in a most surprising place.

"The prince is smart and strong,"

she confided in her mother.

"But if I'm being honest,

I see him as a brother."

Her mother said, &quo


Prince & Knight Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781499810950
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Published: little bee books - April 28th, 2020

"Victorious . . .


Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.


Rainbow: A First Book of Pride Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781433830877
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Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

A must-have primer for young readers and a great gift for pride events and throughout the year, beautiful colors all together make a rainbow in Rainbow: A First Book of Pride. This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an affirming display of a parent's love for their child and a child's love for their parents.


Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781524719524
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2019

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with the very first picture book to tell of its historic and inspiring role in the gay civil rights movement.


They She He Me: Free to Be! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945289095
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Published: Reflection Press - December 21st, 2017

"The authors have succeeded in creating a gorgeous and much-needed picture book about pronouns and gender fluidity. A beautiful and gentle exploration of identity and kindness." - School Library Journal, starred review


They, She, He easy as ABC Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945289170
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Published: Reflection Press - March 31st, 2019

Inclusive pronouns are learned alongside the alphabet in this joyously illustrated take on the classic ABC book.


Love Makes a Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525554226
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Published: Dial Books - December 24th, 2018

This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family . . . and that's LOVE.


Uncle Bobby's Wedding (2020) Cover Image
By Sarah S. Brannen, Lucia Soto (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781499810080
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Published: little bee books - May 12th, 2020

"A joyous, heartwarming, sweet-and essential-update." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Those we love, [Soto] and Brannen show, needn't change just because they love someone else, too-there's plenty of room in the human heart." Publishers Weekly

"A large-hearted affirmation of society's newest kind of wedding."


The Fighting Infantryman: The Story of Albert D. J. Cashier, Transgender Civil War Soldier Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Nabi Ali (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781499809367
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Published: little bee books - June 2nd, 2020

This beautifully written and timely story shows a transgender soldier's personal bravery as he faced daring challenges on the battlefield and privately battled the restrictions and confines of gender.

By the time she arrived in Belvidere, Illinois, and started working as a farmhand, Jennie had a new name and a new identity . . .

Albert D. J.


The Pull of the Stars: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316499019
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 21st, 2020

In Dublin, 1918, a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu is a small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, in "Donoghue's best novel since Room" (Kirkus Reviews)


Upright Women Wanted Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250213587
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Published: Tordotcom - February 4th, 2020

A 2020 ALA Booklist Top 10 SF/F Pick

In Upright Women Wanted, award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity.


“That girl’s got more wrong notions than a barn owl’s got mean looks.”


We Had No Rules Cover Image
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 12th, 2020

A young teenager stays a step ahead of her parents' sexuality-based restrictions by running away and learns a very different set of rules. A woman grieves the loss of a sister, a "gay divorce," and the pain of unacknowledged abuse with the help of a lone wallaby on a farm in Washington State.


My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626926035
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Published: Seven Seas - June 6th, 2017

HARVEY AWARD WINNER

The heart-rending autobiographical manga that’s taken the internet by storm!


The Color Purple: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alice Walker's iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book.


A Year Without a Name: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316444965
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist: from "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" meditation on queerness, family, and desire (Mary Karr).

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body.


You Exist Too Much Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948226509
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Published: Catapult - June 9th, 2020

A "provocative and seductive debut" of desire and doubleness that follows the life of a young Palestinian American woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities as she tries to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine)


Hazel’s Theory of Evolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062791177
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Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award!

The Thing About Jellyfish meets Raymie Nightingale in this tender middle grade novel from Lisa Jenn Bigelow, acclaimed author of Drum Roll, Please.


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316515542
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel.


Star-Crossed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481478496
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Published: Aladdin - March 13th, 2018

Twelve-year-old Mattie wrestles with her crush on Gemma as they participate in their school production of Romeo and Juliet in what School Library Journal calls “a fine choice for middle school libraries in need of an accessible LGBTQ stories.”

Twelve-year-old Mattie is thrilled when she learns the eighth grade play will be Romeo and Juliet.


One True Way Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338181746
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 28th, 2019

Welcome to Daniel Boone Middle School in the 1970s, where teachers and coaches must hide who they are, and girls who like girls are forced to question their own choices. Presented in the voice of a premier storyteller, One True Way sheds exquisite light on what it means to be different, while at the same time being wholly true to oneself.


2020 Odyssey Honor Award
2020 Rainbow Booklist Title
NCTE 2020 Notable Poetry Book
ALSC Notable Children's Recordings


Where the Heart Is Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536200034
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Published: Candlewick - April 2nd, 2019

If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a girl struggling to form her own identity.


Hurricane Season Cover Image
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

For Fig’s dad, hurricane season brings the music.
For Fig, hurricane season brings the possibility of disaster.
 
Fig, a sixth grader, loves her dad and the home they share in a beachside town. She does not love the long months of hurricane season.


Gracefully Grayson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484723654
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2016

"Tenderly and courageously told, Gracefully Grayson is a small miracle of a book. Its story is so compelling I found myself holding my breath as I read it and so intimate I felt as if what was happening to Grayson was happening to me.


The Deep & Dark Blue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316486019
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

The Witch Boy meets The Legend of Korra in this breathtaking, epic graphic novel.

After a terrible political coup usurps their noble house, Hawke and Grayson flee to stay alive and assume new identities, Hanna and Grayce. Desperation and chance lead them to the Communion of Blue, an order of magical women who spin the threads of reality to their will.


The Witch Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be.


To Night Owl From Dogfish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525553243
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Published: Puffin Books - April 28th, 2020

From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.


Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781786034762
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - September 17th, 2019

This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world—featuring dynamic full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes.

From Freddie Mercury’s contribution to music and Leonardo da Vinci’s

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735218840
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 3rd, 2020

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Transformative ... If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." --The New York Times Book Review (A Paperback Row Pick)


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