Experience The Rainbow: New and Great In LGBTQI Books

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David Levithan
Description: 9 Love Songs was born from Levithan's tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine's Day, and this collection brings all of them to his readers for the first time. With fiction, nonfiction and a story in verse, there's something for every reader. Witty, romantic and honest, this very special collection will appeal to both teenagers and adults, not only on Valentine's Day, but all year round.
Call Number: YA FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Karen Rivers
Description: Twelve-year-old Natalia Rose Baleine Gallagher dreams of seeing whales on the beach near her new home, and is consumed with the prospect that her mother who abandoned her as a child loves and misses her, and wants Nat to find her.
Call Number: J FIC Riv
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Mady (Mady M. Giuliani) G, J. R. Zuckerberg
Description: "Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!"--Back cover.
Call Number: YA 306.76 G
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Pat Patterson, Bertrand Hébert
Description: "When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was in love...with a man. Moving from Montreal to the United States in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English, he was determined to succeed in the squared circle. Back when homophobia was widespread, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 796.8123 Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 18, 2019
Ilana Masad
Description: "Intimacy has always eluded twenty-seven-year-old Maggie Krause—despite being brought up by married parents, models of domestic bliss—until, that is, Lucia came into her life. But when Maggie’s mom, Iris, dies in a car crash, Maggie returns home only to discover a withdrawn dad, an angry brother, and, along with Iris's will, five sealed envelopes, each addressed to a mysterious man she’s never heard of. In an effort to run from her own grief and discover the truth about Iris—who made no secret of her discomfort with her daughter's sexuality—Maggie embarks on a road trip, determined to hand-deliver the letters and find out what these men meant to her mother. Maggie quickly discovers Iris’s second, hidden life, which shatters everything Maggie thought she knew about her parents’ perfect relationship. What is she supposed to tell her father and brother? And how can she deal with her own relationship when her whole world is in freefall?" -- Amazon.com."For fans of Mostly Dead Things and Goodbye Vitamin, a warm and witty debut novel about love, loss, and a transformative roadtrip"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali
Description: "Writing from a homeless shelter in downtown Toronto, Mohamed "Mo" Ali chronicles how he ended up there in this powerful and often irreverent memoir of exile, addiction, and racism. Kidnapped by his father on the eve of Somalia's societal implosion, Ali was taken first to the Netherlands by his stepmother, and then on to Canada. With its promise of freedom, opportunity, and multiculturalism, his new home seemed to offer a new lease on life. But unable to fit in, he turned to partying and drugs. Interwoven with world history and sociopolitical commentary on Somalia, Canada, and Europe, the story of this gay Muslim immigrant is told with tenderness in a refreshing and welcome new voice. Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali lives in Toronto. This is his first book."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.766 Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
1966- author P. Carl
Description: A memoir of one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.768 P. C
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Katie (Editor) West, Jasmine Elliott, Kristen J. Sollée
Description: "Edgy and often deeply personal, the twenty-one essays collected here come from a wide variety of writers. Some identify as witches, others identify as writers, musicians, game developers, or artists. What they have in common is that they've created personal rituals to summon their own power in a world that would prefer them powerless. Here, they share the rituals they use to resist self-doubt, grief, and depression in the face of sexism, slut shaming, racism, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression"-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: 299.94 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Adrian (EDT)/ Levine Shanker
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Garth Greenwell
Description: "A queer American teacher describes a series of intimate encounters with lovers, friends, and students in and around Sofia, Bulgaria"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Rebecca Kaplan, Avery Kaplan
Description: Provides advice for LGBTQ people of color on unique challenges they may face when coming out to their families and responding to homophobia in their respective communities The overarching message of the book is that there is a place for everyone to be queer and be themselves--whether they are Asian, black, Hispanic, white, disabled, or any other identity.
Call Number: YA 306.76 Kap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Maia Kobabe, Phoebe Kobabe
Description: 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. Maia's cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it.--From statement at Amazon.
Call Number: 306.76 Kob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sara Farizan
Description: When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.
Call Number: YA FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Kelly Jensen
Description: "A scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including celebrities and public figures, and featuring more than forty-four pieces, including an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 305.42 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Nicole Melleby
Description: Eleven-year-old Fig enrolls in an art class to better understand her father, a composer and pianist whose mental illness she tries to conceal from classmates, neighbors, and social services.
Call Number: YA FIC Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sara Farizan
Description: In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.
Call Number: YA FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni
Description: Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity.
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Duchess Harris, Martha Lundin, Heath Fogg Davis
Description: "LGBTQ Rights and the Law explores the history of legislation affecting the LGBTQ community, including the proposed ban on transgender soldiers. It also explores the lives of the people who have challenged anti-LGBTQ legislation and made a difference for LGBTQ people in America."--Publisher's website.
Call Number: YA 306.76 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Duchess Harris, Martha Lundin
Description: This book looks at social change movements in the country's LGBTQ history, including the Stonewall riots that started the modern gay rights movement and die-ins that pressured the US government to take note of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
Call Number: YA 323.3264 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Daniel Haack, Isabel Galupo, Becca Human
Description: When a maiden reluctantly attends a ball for her friend, the prince, everyone considers her his perfect match until she surprises them--and herself--by finding true love with someone else.
Call Number: E Haa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jenn Shapland
Description: "While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie-- letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters' language-- but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. And so, Shapland is compelled to undertake a recovery of the full narrative and language of McCullers's life: she wades through the therapy transcripts; she stays at McCullers's childhood home, where she lounges in her bathtub and eats delivery pizza; she relives McCullers's days at her beloved Yaddo. As Shapland reckons with the expanding and collapsing distance between her and McCullers, she sees the way McCullers's story has become a way to articulate something about herself. The results reveal something entirely new not only about this one remarkable, walleyed life, but about the way we tell queer love stories. In genre-defying vignettes, Jenn Shapland interweaves her own story with Carson McCullers's to create a vital new portrait of one of America's most beloved writers, and shows us how the writers we love and the stories we tell about ourselves make us who we are"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.7663 Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Bao Phi, Basia Tran
Description: Upset after being bullied, Thuy, a Vietnamese American, pretends she is different creatures, including an especially strong, wonderful being made up of her two mothers and herself. Includes note about the phoenix and the Sarabha.
Call Number: E Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Robin Stevenson
Description: "In this photographic concept book, babies and toddlers are introduced to the PRIDE flag and the meaning behind each color."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: BB Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Andrea Jenkins, John Medeiros, Lisa Marie Brimmer
Description: Since its beginnings in 1993, the Queer Voices reading series has featured both emerging and established Minnesota-based writers of the LGBTQIA+ community. In this volume, series curators John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins and facilitator Lisa Marie Brimmer present the finest poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces by the presenters. Their work, generated and performed in a powerful space of understanding, explores the material of life without internal or external censorship. Living, loving, working, learning, playing, reflecting, knowing, inventing, and being--these queer voices affirm the importance of civil literacy and the power of vulnerability. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811.08 Que
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier
Description: "Children from different kinds of families demonstrate the original meanings of the colors in the rainbow flag, and then come together at a Pride parade." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Call Number: E Gen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Brandon (Brandon L. G.) Taylor
Description: "Almost everything about Wallace, an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama, is at odds with the lakeside Midwestern university town where he is working toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends—some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight, white classmate, conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long-hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Samantha Allen
Description: Allen takes us on a cross-country road-trip from Provo, Utah to the Rio Grande Valley to the Bible Belt to the Deep South. Making pit stops at drag shows, political rallies, and hubs of queer life across the heartland, she introduces us to scores of LGBT people working for change, from the first openly transgender mayor in Texas history to the manager of the only queer night club in Bloomington, Indiana, and more. Capturing cultural shifts underway in unexpected places and revealing a national network of chosen family fighting for a better world, this is a trove of uplifting stories and a much-needed source of hope and inspiration in these divided times.
Call Number: 306.766 All
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Pete Buttigieg
Description: A mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown because the industrial Midwest beckoned as a challenge to the Harvard graduate. Whether meeting with city residents on middle-school basketball courts, reclaiming abandoned houses, confronting gun violence, or attracting high-tech industry, Buttigieg has transformed South Bend into a An interweaving of two once-unthinkable success stories: that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a Rust Belt city so thoroughly transformed that it shatters the way we view America's so-called flyover country.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 977.289 But
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jacob Tobia
Description: "A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.3 Tob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph
Description: Describes the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, which sparked the gay liberation movement in the United States, and details the history of LGBTQ rights since the riots.
Call Number: J 323.3 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sara Farizan
Description: High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls life would be twice as hard, but when a new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.
Call Number: YA FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sarah Gailey, Romy Nordlinger
Description: Esther is a stowaway. She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her, a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda. The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Samra Habib
Description: "A queer Muslim searches for the language to express her truest self, making peace with her sexuality, her family, and Islam. Growing up in Pakistan, Samra Habib lacks a blueprint for the life she wants. She has a mother who gave up everything to be a pious, dutiful wife and an overprotective father who seems to conspire against a life of any adventure. Plus, she has to hide the fact that she's Ahmadi to avoid persecution from religious extremists. As the threats against her family increase, they seek refuge in Canada, where new financial and cultural obstacles await them. When Samra discovers that her mother has arranged her marriage, she must again hide a part of herself--the fun-loving, feminist teenager that has begun to bloom--until she simply can't any longer. So begins a journey of self-discovery that takes her to Tokyo, where she comes to terms with her sexuality, and to a queer-friendly mosque in Toronto, where she returns to her faith in the same neighbourhood where she attended her first drag show. Along the way, she learns that the facets of her identity aren't as incompatible as she was led to believe, and that her people had always been there--the world just wasn't ready for them yet."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.766 Hab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Hugh Ryan
Description: The story of Brooklyn's vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. When Brooklyn Was Queer is an exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond. Not only has Brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic errasure of its queer history--a great forgetting. Ryan unearths that history and shows how the formation of Brooklyn is linked to the stories of the people who created the Brooklyn we know today.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.76 Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
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19 Love Songs
David Levithan
YA FIC Lev
Lgbtq Rights And The Law
Duchess Harris, Martha Lundin, Heath Fogg Davis
YA 306.76 Har
A Possibility Of Whales
Karen Rivers
J FIC Riv
Lgbtq Social Movements In America
Duchess Harris, Martha Lundin
YA 323.3264 Har
A Quick & Easy Guide To Queer & Trans Identities
Mady (Mady M. Giuliani) G, J. R. Zuckerberg
YA 306.76 G
Maiden & Princess
Daniel Haack, Isabel Galupo, Becca Human
E Haa
Accepted: How The First Gay Superstar Changed WWE
Pat Patterson, Bertrand Hébert
796.8123 Pat
My Autobiography Of Carson Mccullers
Jenn Shapland
306.7663 Sha
All My Mother's Lovers : A Novel
Ilana Masad
My Footprints
Bao Phi, Basia Tran
E Phi
Angry Queer Somali Boy : A Complicated Memoir
Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali
306.766 Ali
Pride Colors
Robin Stevenson
BB Ste
Becoming A Man
1966- author P. Carl
306.768 P. C
Queer Voices : Poetry, Prose, And Pride
Andrea Jenkins, John Medeiros, Lisa Marie Brimmer
811.08 Que
Becoming Dangerous : Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, And Magical Rebels
Katie (Editor) West, Jasmine Elliott, Kristen J. Sollée
299.94 Bec
Rainbow : A First Book Of Pride
Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier
E Gen
Bodies And Barriers : Queer Activists On Health
Adrian (EDT)/ Levine Shanker
Real Life
Brandon (Brandon L. G.) Taylor
FIC Tay
Cleanness
Garth Greenwell
FIC Gre
Real Queer America : Lgbt Stories From Red States
Samantha Allen
306.766 All
Double Challenge : Being Lgbtq And A Minority
Rebecca Kaplan, Avery Kaplan
YA 306.76 Kap
Shortest Way Home : One Mayor's Challenge And A Model For America's Future
Pete Buttigieg
977.289 But
Gender Queer : A Memoir
Maia Kobabe, Phoebe Kobabe
306.76 Kob
Sissy : A Coming-of-gender Story
Jacob Tobia
305.3 Tob
Here To Stay
Sara Farizan
YA FIC Far
Stonewall : A Building, An Uprising, A Revolution
Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph
J 323.3 San
Here We Are : Feminism For The Real World
Kelly Jensen
YA 305.42 Her
Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel
Sara Farizan
YA FIC Far
Hurricane Season
Nicole Melleby
YA FIC Mel
Upright Women Wanted [Audiobook]
Sarah Gailey, Romy Nordlinger
FIC Gai
If You Could Be Mine : A Novel
Sara Farizan
YA FIC Far
We Have Always Been Here : A Queer Muslim Memoir
Samra Habib
306.766 Hab
It Feels Good To Be Yourself : A Book About Gender Identity
Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni
E Tho
When Brooklyn Was Queer
Hugh Ryan
306.76 Rya