Experience the Rainbow: Newest in GLBTQI Books

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Christina Crosby
Description: Shortly after her 50th birthday in 2003, Crosby was in a bicycle accident that paralyzed her, and here shares her experience of living her new life.
Call Number: B Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Description: Lucybelle, an independent and intelligent Arkansas native, leaves New York City for Chicago in the 1950s after being offered a job as the head of the editorial department for a lab, run by the Army Corps of Engineers, that studies Arctic ice cores to reveal "a story of earth's climate... perfectly preserved, for thousands of years." There, she faces an onslaught of problems as a result of her sexual identity and her presence as a woman at a workplace composed of male scientists. Racial tension arises with the introduction of Stella, a black, well-read, and charismatic photographer, with whom Lucybelle gets involved despite the disapproval of both society and peers.
Call Number: FIC Ble
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Jacqueline Woodson
Description: For August, running into a long-ago friend sets in motion resonant memories and transports her to a time and a place she thought she had mislaid: 1970s Brooklyn, where friendship was everything. August, Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi shared confidences as they ambled their neighborhood streets, a place where the girls believed that they were amazingly beautiful, brilliantly talented, with a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful promise there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where mothers disappeared, where fathers found religion, and where madness was a mere sunset away. -- book jacket
Call Number: LP FIC Woo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Lindsay King-Miller
Description: A Guide To Sex, Love, And Life For Girls Who Dig Girls
Call Number: 306.766 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
George Hodgman
Description: A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother--a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love. When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure--the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect. Hodgman's debut is both a portrait of a family and a tale of a prodigal son's return.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Hod
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Garrard Conley
Description: An account by a survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality describes its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experience that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings.--From statement at NoveList.
Call Number: 306.766 Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Simon Curtis
Description: In a single night, Isaak's life changed forever. His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin - an origin he doesn't want to believe, but one he cannot deny. Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination. He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground - a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future. To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable. Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death, or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be.
Call Number: YA FIC Cur
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Saleem Haddad
Call Number: FIC Had
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Vera B Williams, Christopher Raschka
Description: "After Lester is adopted from his foster home by Daddy Albert and Daddy Rich, he can't fall asleep in his new bed. What will it take to make Lester feel home at last?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Michelle Tea
Description: "In How to Grow Up, Tea shares her awkward stumble towards the life of a Bonafide Grown-Up: healthy, responsible, self-aware, stable. She writes about passion, about her fraught relationship with money, about adoring Barney's while shopping at thrift stores, about breakups and the fertile ground between relationships, about roommates and rent, and about being superstitious. How to Grow Up proves that the road less traveled may be a difficult one, but if you embrace life's uncertainty and dust yourself off after every screw up, slowly but surely you just might make it to adulthood"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Tea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Yasmeen Ismail
Description: When a rough and tumble little girl, who is sometimes mistaken for a boy, meets a boy who likes wearing princess dresses and playing with dolls, a wonderful friendship is born.
Call Number: E Ism
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Jess Walton, Dougal MacPherson
Description: Errol's best friend and teddy, Thomas, is sad because he wishes he were a girl, not a boy teddy, but what only matters to both of them is that they are friends.
Call Number: E Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Gabby Rivera
Call Number: FIC Riv
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Alison Cherry
Description: "The story of a girl who apprentices at a summer theater festival hoping she's finally found a place to belong only to learn that neither talent nor love is as straightforward as she thinks"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Nell Zink
Description: "Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, and they begin an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The two are mismatched from the start--she's a lesbian, he's gay--but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind. Worried that Lee will have her committed for her erratic behavior, Peggy goes underground, adopting an African American persona for her and her daughter. They squat in a house in an African-American settlement, eventually moving to a housing project where no one questions their true racial identities. As Peggy and Lee's children grow up, they must contend with diverse emotional issues: Byrdie deals with his father's compulsive honesty; while Karen struggles with her mother's lies--she knows neither her real age, nor that she is "white," nor that she has any other family. Years later, a minority scholarship lands Karen at the University of Virginia, where Byrdie is in his senior year. Eventually the long lost siblings will meet, setting off a series of misunderstandings and culminating in a comedic finale." -- ǂc provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Zin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
1962- author Sjón, Victoria Cribb
Description: Reykjavik, 1918. The eruptions of the Katla volcano darken the sky night and day. Yet despite the natural disaster, the shortage of coal and the Great War still raging in the outside world, life in the small capital goes on as always. Sixteen-year-old Mani Steinn lives for the movies. Awake, he lives on the fringes of society. Asleep, he dreams in pictures, the threads of his own life weaving through the tapestry of the films he loves. When the Spanish flu epidemic comes ashore, killing hundreds of townspeople and forcing thousands to their sick beds, the shadows that linger at the edges of existence grow darker and Mani is forced to re-evaluate both the society around him and his role in it. Evoking the moment when Iceland's saga culture met the new narrative form of the cinema and when the isolated island became swept up in global events, this is the story of a misfit transformed by his experiences in a world where life and death, reality and imagination, secrets and revelations jostle for dominance.
Call Number: FIC Sjo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Ryan Berg
Description: Underemployed and directionless, Ryan Berg took a job in a group home for disowned and homeless LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) teenagers. His job was to help these teens discover their self worth, get them back on their feet, earn high school degrees, and find jobs. But he had no idea how difficult it would be, and the complexities that were involved with coaxing them away from dangerous sex work and cycles of drug and alcohol abuse, and helping them heal from years of abandonment and abuse. Berg tells moving, intimate, and raw stories from the frontlines of LGBTQ homelessness and foster care. Berg faced young people who have battled extreme poverty, experienced unbalanced opportunities, structural racism, and homophobia. He found himself ill-equipped to help, in part because they are working within a system that paints in broad strokes, focused on warehousing young people, rather than helping them build healthy relationships with adults that could lead to a successful life once they age out of foster care--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 362.786 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Edmund White
Description: Our Young Man follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, as he goes from the industrial city of Clermont-Ferrand to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Like Wilde's Dorian Grey, Guy never seems to age; at thirty-five he is still modeling, still enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's twenty-three---though their attentions always come at a price. Ambivalently, Guy lets them believe, driven especially by the memory of growing up poor, until he finds he needs the lie to secure not only wealth, but love itself. Surveying the full spectrum of gay amorous life through the disco era and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who worked at Vogue for ten years) explores the power of physical beauty---to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Robin Stevenson
Description: Looks at the Pride events of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities from around the world, exploring the history of Pride celebrations and the multifaceted meanings and purposes of the events.
Call Number: YA 306.766 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill, Ari Yarwood, Fred Chao
Description: When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They'll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress with a dire grudge against Sadie. Join Sadie and Amira, two very different princesses with very different strengths, on their journey to figure out what happily ever after really means and how they can find it with each other.
Call Number: J FIC ONe
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Jim Downs
Call Number: 306.766 Dow
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Maggie Nelson
Description: A genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes the author's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, is an intimate portrayal of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.
Call Number: B Nel
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Sarah Schulman
Description: A modern retelling of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette. Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. Shamed and disowned by their families, both found refuge in New York and in their domestic routine. Everything changes when Hortense, a wealthy young actress from Ohio, comes to the city to "make it."
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Dana Alison Levy
Description: Summertime brings the Fletcher Family back to Rock Island where the good times never end, but this summer the boys' favorite lighthouse is all boarded up and with the help from their new neighbors, the Garcia girls, the boys are determined to find out what is really happening with their lighthouse and saving it, no matter what the cost.
Call Number: J FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Patricia Bell-Scott
Description: "Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did, taking stands for justice and freedom."--NoveList.
Call Number: 973.917 Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis
Call Number: B Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
M. G. Hennessey, Sfé R. Monster
Description: "Since twelve-year old Shane moved to a new town, he has been concealing the fact he was born a girl, but when one of his classmates learns he is a transgender, Shane must deal with the reactions of his entire community"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Michael McConnell, Jack Baker, Gail Karwoski
Description: On September 3, 1971, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in the first legal same-sex wedding in the United States. Their story is told here for the first time--an account of the passion and energy of the gay liberation movement in the sixties and seventies. At the dawn of the modern gay movement, these two young men insisted on making their commitment a legal reality. They were already crusaders for gay rights: Jack had twice been elected the University of Minnesota's student president--the first openly gay university student president in the country. The couple navigated complex procedures to obtain a state-issued marriage license. Their ceremony was conducted by a Methodist minister in a friend's Minneapolis apartment. After Michael and Jack celebrated their historic marriage, repercussions were immediate: Michael's job offer at the University of Minnesota was rescinded, leading him to wage a battle against job discrimination with the help of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union. The couple eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court with two precedent-setting cases. Michael and Jack have retired from the public spotlight, but after four decades their marriage is still their joy and comfort. Living quietly in Minneapolis, they exemplify a contemporary version of the American dream. Only now, with marriage equality in the headlines and the Supreme Court decision to make love the law of the land, are they willing to tell the entire story of their groundbreaking experiences.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.848 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Nina LaCour, David Levithan, Matthew Brown, Emma Galvin
Description: Mark and Kate sit next to each other in school but are barely acquainted until they meet at a San Francisco club during Pride Week and connect over each one's forbidden love.
Call Number: YA FIC LaC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
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A Body, Undone : Living On After Great Pain
Christina Crosby
B Cro
Moonstone : The Boy Who Never Was
1962- author Sjón, Victoria Cribb
FIC Sjo
A Thin Bright Line : A Novel
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
FIC Ble
No House To Call My Home : Love, Family, And Other Transgressions
Ryan Berg
362.786 Ber
Another Brooklyn [Large Print]
Jacqueline Woodson
LP FIC Woo
Our Young Man : A Novel
Edmund White
FIC Whi
Ask A Queer Chick
Lindsay King-Miller
306.766 Kin
Pride : Celebrating Diversity & Community
Robin Stevenson
YA 306.766 Ste
Bettyville : A Memoir
George Hodgman
B Hod
Princess Princess Ever After
Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill, Ari Yarwood, Fred Chao
J FIC ONe
Boy Erased : A Memoir
Garrard Conley
306.766 Con
Stand By Me : The Forgotten History Of Gay Liberation
Jim Downs
306.766 Dow
Boy Robot
Simon Curtis
YA FIC Cur
The Argonauts [Audiobook]
Maggie Nelson
B Nel
Guapa
Saleem Haddad
FIC Had
The Cosmopolitans
Sarah Schulman
FIC Sch
Home At Last
Vera B Williams, Christopher Raschka
E Wil
The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island
Dana Alison Levy
J FIC Lev
How To Grow Up : A Memoir
Michelle Tea
B Tea
The Firebrand And The First Lady : Portrait Of A Friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, And The Struggle For Social Justice
Patricia Bell-Scott
973.917 Bel
I'm A Girl!
Yasmeen Ismail
E Ism
The Imitation Game : Alan Turing Decoded
Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis
B Tur
Introducing Teddy : A Gentle Story About Gender And Friendship
Jess Walton, Dougal MacPherson
E Wal
The Other Boy
M. G. Hennessey, Sfé R. Monster
J FIC Hen
Juliet Takes A Breath
Gabby Rivera
FIC Riv
The Wedding Heard 'Round The World : America's First Gay Marriage
Michael McConnell, Jack Baker, Gail Karwoski
306.848 McC
Look Both Ways
Alison Cherry
YA FIC Che
You Know Me Well : A Novel [Audiobook]
Nina LaCour, David Levithan, Matthew Brown, Emma Galvin
YA FIC LaC
Mislaid
Nell Zink
FIC Zin