Experience The Rainbow: New and Great In LGBTQI Books

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Ashley Shuttleworth
Description: "A queer cast of characters-a half-fae teenager, a temperamental ex-Fury, a fae prince, and his brooding guardian-must track down a serial killer whose disturbing murders are threatening to expose the hidden faerie courts to the human world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Dahlia Adler
Description: Seventeen-year-old Lara's dream of catching Chase Harding's eye finally comes true even as Jasmine, with whom she just spent a confusing, oddly romantic summer, reenters her life.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Matthew Burgess, Josh Cochran
Description: Often seen drawing in white chalk on the matte black paper of unused advertising space in the subway, Haring's iconic pop art and graffiti-like style transformed the New York City underground in the 1980s. A member of the LGBTQ community, Haring died tragically at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications. Illustrated in paint by Josh Cochran, himself a specialist in bright, dense, conceptual drawings, this honest, celebratory book honors Haring's life and art, along with his very special connection with kids"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Jeremy Atherton Lin
Description: Strobing lights and dark rooms, drag queens on counters, first kisses, last call; the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expression. Now they are closing, a cultural demolition that has Jeremy Atherton Lin wondering: Could this spell the end of gay identity as we know it? The author embarks on a transatlantic tour of the hangouts that marked his life, with each club, pub and dive revealing itself to be a part of queer history. Gay Bar time-travels from Hollywood nights in the 1970s to the tunnels built beneath London in the 1770s; from chichi bars in the wake of AIDS to today's fluid queer spaces; through glory holes, into Crisco-slicked dungeons and down San Francisco alleys. Atherton Lin charts police raids and riots, posing and passing out--and a chance encounter one restless night that would change his life forever.--adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 306.766 Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Melissa Febos, Forsyth Harmon
Description: When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she'd been told about herself and the habits and defenses she'd developed over years of trying to meet others' expectations. Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, Febos charts how she and others like her have reimagined relationships and made room for the anger, grief, power, and pleasure women have long been taught to deny.--From publisher marketing.
Call Number: 818 Feb
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
John Paul Brammer
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Malinda Lo
Description: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Lo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Zak Salih
Description: "Estranged childhood friends Oscar and Sebastian-both too young to have a personal relationship with the AIDS crisis but too old to have enjoyed the freedom of an out adolescence-spend a year grappling with cultural identity, generational change, and what they see in, and owe to, each other."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Heather Walter
Description: Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love's kiss. You've heard this before, haven't you? The handsome prince. The happily ever after. Utter nonsense. Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn't care, either. Until I met Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar's throne. Kind. Gracious. 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. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she...cares for me. Even though a power like mine was responsible for her curse. But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating -- and she can't stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it's what can lift it. Perhaps together we could forge a new world. Nonsense again. Because we all know how this story ends, don't we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I...I am the villain.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Emery Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco
Description: A child celebrates her Maddy, who is neither mommy nor daddy but a little bit of both, like so many things in nature. Includes note to parents.
Call Number: E Pit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Rivers Solomon
Description: Vern escapes the religious compound where she was raised and gives birth to twins in the forest, raising them away from the influence of the outside world. Her community won't let her go that easily, however, and as they pursue, she breaks the boundaries of humanity, changing her body in uncanny ways in order to protect her family.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Niki Smith
Description: 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. As the twins learn more about the Communion, and themselves, they begin to hatch a plan to avenge their family and retake their royal home. While Hawke wants to return to his old life, Grayce struggles to keep the threads of her new life from unraveling, and realizes she wants to stay in the one place that will allow her to finally live as a girl.
Call Number: J FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
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A Dark And Hollow Star
Ashley Shuttleworth
YA FIC Shu
Let's Get Back To The Party
Zak Salih
FIC Sal
Cool For The Summer
Dahlia Adler
Malice
Heather Walter
FIC Wal
Drawing On Walls : A Story Of Keith Haring
Matthew Burgess, Josh Cochran
JB Har
Meet Cute Diary.
Emery Lee
Gay Bar : Why We Went Out
Jeremy Atherton Lin
306.766 Lin
My Maddy
Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco
E Pit
Girlhood : Essays
Melissa Febos, Forsyth Harmon
818 Feb
Sorrowland
Rivers Solomon
Hola Papi : How To Come Out In A Walmart Parking Lot And Other Life Lessons
John Paul Brammer
The Deep & Dark Blue
Niki Smith
J FIC Smi
Last Night At The Telegraph Club
Malinda Lo
YA FIC Lo