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Huegel, Kelly

Summary: Huegel Madrone provides realistic advice for teens who are LGBTQ, questioning whether they might be, or are just interested in knowing more about LGBTQ history and rights. Also included are practical suggestions on dealing with homophobia; dating; creating a more accepting school environment; and reconciling your sexual/gender identity with cultural and religious beliefs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Spirit Publishing Inc. 2018

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Felix, Rebecca

Summary: Introduces readers to the pride movement, from its beginnings at the Stonewall Riots to the LGBTQ rights movement, the first pride parade, the creation of the rainbow flag, and legislation such as the Matthew Shephard Act and the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo & Daughters, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.38 FEL

Sanchez, Alex

Summary: Jake Hyde yearns for the ocean and is determined to leave his hometown in New Mexico for a college on the coast. While his family and friends encourage him to stay, he must deal with his secrets of being gay and some strange new blue markings on his skin giving him a glow when he touches water.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 741.5 SAN

Kann, Claire

Summary: Alice's last girlfriend, Margo, ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual. Now Alice is sure she's done with dating ... and then she meets Takumi. She can't stop thinking about him or the rom-com-grade romance feelings she did not ask for. When herblissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge, Alice has to decide if she's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Swoon Reads 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KAN

Summary: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BEA

Frick, Kit

Summary: In alternate chapters, Amanda faces family pressure to marry Carter, knowing he cheats, and Rosalie pretends to date Carter to alleviate family and church pressure about being a lesbian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC FRI

Singh, Anneliese A.

Summary: Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. Packed with evidence-based activities and exercises, The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook makes years of research on resilience accessible to queer and transgender adults. This book teaches readers to challenge internalized negative messages, handle stress, embrace who they are, remove obstacles from their life, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 SIN

Locke, Katherine

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Ilse and her older brother Wolf must hone their magical skills to sabotage Hitler's attempt to build an atom bomb and uncover a spy using dark magic to thwart them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman and Company 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LOC

Sie, James.

Summary: "Recent high school graduate and aspiring artist Walter Stahl lives with his ailing father in the dregs of Las Vegas, their lives overshadowed by the disappearance of Walter's mother, who drove off when he was five and never returned. Although Walter has never so much as seen a photograph of his mother, it doesn't stop him from keeping an eye out for her in the groups of tourists he caters to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIE

Van Whye, Kevin

Summary: Everyone knows about the dare: Each week, Bryson Keller must date someone new--the first person to ask him out on Monday morning. Few think Bryson can do it. He may be the king of Fairvale Academy, but he's never really dated before. Until a boy asks him out, and everything changes. Kai Sheridan didn't expect Bryson to say yes. So when Bryson agrees to secretly go out with him, Kai is thrown...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC VAN

Ahmadi, Arvin

Summary: Fleeing to Rome in the wake of coming out to his Muslim family, a failed relationship, and blackmail, eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi embarks on a more authentic life with new friends and dates in the Sistine Chapel before an encounter with a U.S. Customs officer places his hard-won freedom at risk.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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Salamon, Gayle

Summary: "The Life and Death of Latisha King examines a single incident, the shooting of 15-year-old Latisha King by 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in their junior high school classroom in Oxnard, California in 2008. The press coverage of the shooting, as well as the criminal trial that followed, referred to Latisha, assigned male at birth, as Larry. Unpacking the consequences of representing the victim...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 SAL

Smith, Rachelle Lee

Summary: A photographic essay that explores a wide spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of a diverse group of young people, ages 14-24, identifying as queer (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning), Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus presents portraits without judgment or stereotype by eliminating environmental influence with a stark white backdrop. This backdrop acts as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PM Press 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 307.7 SMI

Summary: A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BAD

Blake, Ashley Herring

Summary: When Sunny St. James receives a new heart, she decides to set off on a New Life Plan: 1) do awesome amazing things she could never do before; 2) find a new best friend; and 3) kiss a boy for the first time. Her New Life Plan seems to be racing forward, but when she meets her new best friend Quinn, Sunny questions whether she really wants to kiss a boy at all. With the reemergence of her mother,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BLA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BLA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BLA

Gonsalves, Florence

Summary: "Nineteen-year-old Danny returns home after a disastrous first semester of college as a pre-med student and struggles with first love, grief, identity, and self-destructive behavior"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GON

Halkitis, Perry N.

Summary: Out in Time explores the life experiences of three generations of gay men --the Stonewall, AIDS, and Queer generations-- arguing that while there are generational differences in the lived experiences of young gay men, each one confronts its own unique historical events, realities, and socio-political conditions, there are consistencies across time that define and unify the identity formation of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 HAL

Heaney, Katie

Summary: "When Katie Heaney published her first book of essays, chronicling her singledom up to age twenty-five, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. For one thing, she met the right girl. Here, for the first time, Katie opens up about realizing at the age of twenty-eight that she is gay. In these poignant, funny essays, she wrestles with her shifting sexuality...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEANEY, KATIE HEA

Jones, Adam Garnet

Summary: "How can Shane reconcile his feelings for David with his desire for a better life? Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort. What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press Ltd. 2018

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Stone, Nic

Summary: High school juniors and best friends Courtney and Jupe, and new sophomore Rae, explore their sexuality and their budding attractions for one another.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC STO

Summary: A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. While many of these teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.766 IT

Hart, Ellen

Summary: Everyone thought Rashad May and Gideon Wise were happily married. That is, until Rashad was convicted of his husband's murder. Four years later, Rashad's brother contacts Ray Lawless--Minnesota private investigator Jane Lawless's father and the original defense attorney on the case --with potential evidence of a wrongful conviction. When the case is reopened, Jane and her father must work...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Chen, Angela

Summary: "Ace" delves into the lives of those who identify using the little-known sexual orientation of asexuality and shows what all of us can learn-about desire, identity, culture, and relationships-when we use an asexual lens to see the world"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2020

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Kobabe, Maia

Summary: "In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lion Forge 2019

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