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All boys aren't blue : a memoir-manifesto

All boys aren't blue : a memoir-manifesto

Johnson, George M. (George Matthew), 1985- author
2020


The best at it

The best at it

Pancholy, Maulik, 1974- author
2019

Twelve-year-old Rahul Kapoor, an Indian-American boy growing up in small-town Indiana, struggles to come to terms with his identity, including that he may be gay.

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Bruised

Bruised

Boteju, Tanya, author.
2021

Daya Wijesinghe sees a bruise as a mixture of comfort and control, but joining a roller derby team pushes her toward big truths about love, loss, strength, and healing.

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Burn our bodies down

Burn our bodies down

Power, Rory, author
2020

Margot doesn't know anything about her family, beyond her quiet life with her mother. But she wants more and when she finds a clue that leads her to a town called Phalene, she leaves to investigate. Only Phalene and her family history are full of secrets, some that may prove more dangerous and deadly than Margot ever could have bargained for.

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Cool for the Summer

Cool for the Summer

Adler, Dahlia
2021


Drum roll, please

Drum roll, please

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn, author
2018


Felix ever after

Felix ever after

Callender, Kacen, author
2020

Felix Love, a transgender seventeen-year-old, attempts to get revenge by catfishing his anonymous bully, but lands in a quasi-love triangle with his former enemy and his best friend.

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The hips on the drag queen go swish, swish, swish

The hips on the drag queen go swish, swish, swish

Lil Miss Hot Mess, author
2020

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish encourages readers to boldly be exactly who they are. Written by a founding member of the nationally recognized Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH), this playful picture book offers a quirky twist on a classic nursery rhyme by illustrating all of the ways to "work it". The story plays off "The Wheels on the Bus" as it follows a drag queen who performs her routine in front of an awestruck audience. A fun frenzy of fierceness, this book will appeal to readers of all ages.

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Hurricane child

Hurricane child

Callender, Kacen author
2018


I promise

I promise

Hernandez, Catherine, 1977- author
2019


It's ok. to be different

It's ok. to be different

Purtill, Sharon, author
2019


Juliet takes a breath

Juliet takes a breath

Rivera, Gabby, author
2019

"Juliet, a self-identified queer, Bronx-born Puerto Rican-American, comes out to her family to disastrous results the night before flying to Portland to intern with her feminist author icon--whom Juliet soon realizes has a problematic definition of feminism that excludes women of color"-- Provided by publisher.

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King and the dragon flies

King and the dragon flies

Callender, Kacen, author
2020

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself.

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Last night at the Telegraph Club

Last night at the Telegraph Club

Lo, Malinda, author.
2021

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father--despite his hard-won citizenship--Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.

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Love makes a family

Love makes a family

Beer, Sophie, author, illustrator
2018

Whether you have one parent, two moms, two dads, a mom and a dad, or another wonderful caregiver, there's one thing that makes a family a family ... and that's love.

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Malice : a novel

Malice : a novel

Walter, Heather, 1987- author
2021

In this darkly magical retelling of "Sleeping Beauty," true love is more than a simple fairy tale. Princess Aurora. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn't bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. With less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating. If my power began her curse, perhaps it's what can lift it. Perhaps together we could forge a new world.

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My dad thinks I'm a boy?! : a trans positive children's book

My dad thinks I'm a boy?! : a trans positive children's book

Labelle, Sophie, author
2020

Tells the story of Stephie, a 7-year-old transgender girl, whose Dad is still struggling to recognize and accept her gender. It portrays a powerful message for children aged 6-9, that no one else other than ourselves gets to decide who we are.

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Prince & knight

Prince & knight

Haack, Daniel, author
2018


The prince and the dressmaker

The prince and the dressmaker

Wang, Jen, 1984- author, artist
2018


Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Leyh, Kat, author, illustrator
2020

Graphic novel about a young girl who befriends her town's witch and discovers the strange magic within herself.

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They, she, he, me : free to be!

They, she, he, me : free to be!

Gonzalez, Maya Christina, author, illustrator.
2017

Pronouns serve as a familiar starting point for kids and grown-ups to expand ideas about gender and celebrate personal expression with fun imagery that provides a place to meet and play.

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Uncle Bobby's wedding

Uncle Bobby's wedding

Brannen, Sarah S., author
2020

Chloë is jealous and sad when her favorite uncle announces that he will be getting married, but as she gets to know Jamie better and becomes involved in planning the wedding, she discovers that she will always be special to Uncle Bobby--and to Uncle Jamie, too.

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When Aidan became a brother

When Aidan became a brother

Lukoff, Kyle, author
2019

"Aidan, a transgender boy, experiences complicated emotions as he and his parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby"-- Provided by publisher.

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You should see me in a crown

You should see me in a crown

Johnson, Leah (Young adult author), author.
2020

Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed midwestern high school. Her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died. Liz has concentrated on her grades and her musical ability in the hopes that it will win her a scholarship to elite Pennington College and their famous orchestra where she plans to study medicine. When that scholarship falls through she is forced to turn to her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. Soon Liz is plunged into the gauntlet of social media (which she hates) and led to discoveries about her own identity and the value of true friendships. -- adapted from run-on sentence provided

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