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Victor D. LaValle, John Joseph Adams
Description: "For many Americans, imagining a bright future has always been an act of resistance. A People's Future of the United States presents twenty never-before-published stories by a diverse group of writers, featuring voices both new and well-established. These stories imagine their characters fighting everything from government surveillance, to corporate cities, to climate change disasters, to nuclear wars. But fear not: A People's Future also invites readers into visionary futures in which the country is shaped by justice, equity, and joy. Edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams, this collection features a glittering landscape of moving, visionary stories written from the perspective of people of color, indigenous writers, women, queer & trans people, Muslims and other people whose lives are often at risk." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Peo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 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: Oct 27, 2020
Armistead Maupin
Call Number: FIC Mau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Matt Bors
Description: "The dream of a queer separatist town. The life of a gay, Jewish Nazi-fighter. A gender reveal party that tears reality apart. These are just some of the comics you'll find in this massive queer comics anthology from The Nib. [This book] is filled with dozens of comics about LGBTQIA + experiences, ranging from personal stories to queer history to cutting satire about pronoun panic and brands desperate to co-opt pride."--Back cover.
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Amy Ellis Nutt
Description: "The Maines were a middle-class, hard-working, politically conservative New England couple whose lives felt complete when they adopted identical twin sons. As toddlers, Jonas was the son Kelly and Wayne Maines expected, but Wyatt was only interested in girls' clothes and toys. By age five, this conflict was tearing Wyatt--and the family--apart. Today, Wyatt is Nicole. She and Jonas are now graduating from high school. This is the story of a journey that could have destroyed a family, but instead united them. It's the story of a mother whose instincts told her her child needed love and help. It's the story of a Republican, NRA-member father who overcame confusion and fear to become a vocal advocate of trans rights. It's the story of a brother who always loved and accepted his sister. And, especially, it's the story of a young girl who found the courage to be herself."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.768 Nut
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Aiden Thomas
Description: Yadriel, a trans boy, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy, and agrees to help him learn how he died, thereby proving himself a brujo, not a bruja, to his conservative family.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 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: Oct 27, 2020
Sasha Geffen
Description: Why has music so often served as an accomplice to transcendent expressions of gender? Why did the query "is he musical?" become code, in the twentieth century, for "is he gay?" Why is music so inherently queer? For Sasha Geffen, the answers lie, in part, in music's intrinsic quality of subliminal expression, which, through paradox and contradiction, allows rigid gender roles to fall away in a sensual and ambiguous exchange between performer and listener. This book traces the history of this gender fluidity in pop music from the early twentieth century to the present day. Starting with early blues and the Beatles and continuing with performers such as David Bowie, Prince, Missy Elliot, and Frank Ocean, Geffen explores how artists have used music, fashion, language, and technology to break out of the confines mandated by gender essentialism and establish the voice as the primary expression of gender transgression. From glam rock and punk to disco, techno, and hip-hop, music helped set the stage for today's conversations about trans rights and recognition of nonbinary and third-gender identities. Glitter Up the Dark takes a long look back at the path that led here.--From back cover.
Call Number: 781.64 Gef
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Mason Deaver
Description: When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile for the last half of senior year in a new school. Then fellow student Nathan Allan decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change. It might just be a chance to start a happier new life. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Armistead Maupin
Description: Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Maupin realized that the South was too small for him and took a road journey that led him from a homoerotic navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to San Francisco in the early 1970s. His life and travels became an epic urban saga, Tales of the City, which provided him with a very public coming-out platform, chronicled the evolution of America's queer community over the last four decades, and inspired millions to claim their own lives.
Call Number: B Mau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Amanda Jetté Knox
Description: All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. While still a teenager, she met the love of her life. They were wed at 20, and had three children. Jetté Knox finally had the stability she craved--or so it seemed. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. The author was unprepared when the child she knew as her son came out as transgender at the age of eleven. Shocked, but knowing how important it was to support her daughter, Jetté Knox became an ardent advocate for trans rights. For many years, the author had coped with her spouse's moodiness, but that chronic unhappiness was taking a toll on their marriage. The year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. Jetté Knox searched for positive examples of marriages surviving transition. When she found no role models, she determined that her family would become one. The shift was challenging, but slowly the family members noticed that they were becoming happier and more united. With insight into the challenges faced by trans people, Love Lives Here is a story of transition, frustration, support, acceptance, and love.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.85 Jet
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Kata Konayama, Amber Tamosaitis
Description: "Mogumo is a cute but lonely non-binary high school student who just wants a few loving friends. As someone who doesn't identify as a boy or a girl, however, finding people who really understand can be a big challenge. When fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work at an untraditional maid café, Mogumo is hopeful that things are looking up. Will they finally find friends to call their own--or just more misunderstanding?"--Back cover.
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Julie Anne Peters
Description: Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam's transsexuality a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of "transitioning" by first telling his family and friends that he is a girl who was born in a boy's body.
Call Number: YA FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Blair Imani
Description: "An illustrated and informative primer on the progressive social change movements of the last 60 years as told through the stories of 60 diverse female and non-binary leaders in those movements, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through today. Inspiring a radical and inclusive approach to history, Modern HERstory celebrates 60 modern women and non-binary people who have changed the world. From the the civil rights movement and the women's movement to the LGBT rights movement and Black Lives Matter, these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked and under-celebrated despite making huge contributions to the social change and progress movements of the last century: not just women, but people of color, queer people, trans people, Muslims, and young people. Authored by rising star activist Blair Imani, Modern HERstory tells the important stories of these leaders and their movements in an easy-to-follow format appropriate for all ages, granting them the visibility and acknowledgment they deserve, and educating readers about the people changing the world right here and right now--and inspiring them to do the same"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 320.082 Ima
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Mariah MacCarthy
Description: "High school cheerleader Jenna is slowly losing her best friend, Raejean, and the trust of her teammates after an incident at a party. Through miscommunication, misinterpretation, and retaliation the world as she knows it crumbles around her"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Julia Kaye
Description: "A highly personal collection documenting the early months of artist Julia Kaye's gender transition. Instead of a traditional written diary, Julia Kaye has always turned to art as a means of self-reflection. So when she began her gender transition in 2016, she decided to use her popular webcomic, Up and Out, to process her journey and help others with similar struggles realize they weren't alone. Julia's poignant, relatable comics honestly depict her personal ups and downs while dealing with the various issues involved in transitioning-- from struggling with self-acceptance and challenging societal expectations, to moments of self-love and joy. Super Late Bloomer both educates and inspires, as Julia faces her difficulties head-on and commits to being wholly, authentically who she was always meant to be."--Page [4] of cover.
Call Number: 306.768 Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
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: Oct 27, 2020
Lisa Williamson
Description: David Piper, always an outsider, forms an unlikely friendship with Leo Denton who, from the first day at his new school wants only to be invisible, but when David's deepest secret gets out, that he wants to be a girl, things get very messy for both of them.
Call Number: YA FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Kris Ripper
Description: "Declan has commitment issues. He’s been an office temp for literally years now, and his friends delight in telling people that he left his last boyfriend at the altar. And that’s all true. But he’s starting to think it’s time to start working on his issues. Maybe. When Declan meets Sidney—a popular nonbinary YouTuber with an advice show—an opportunity presents itself: as part of The Love Study, Declan will go on a series of dates arranged by Sidney and report back on how the date went in the next episode. The dates are...sort of blah. It’s not Sidney’s fault; the folks participating are (mostly) great people, but there’s no chemistry there. Maybe Declan’s just broken. Or maybe the problem is that the only person he’s feeling chemistry with is Sidney" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Rip
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Juno (Young adult fiction writer) Dawson, Spike Gerrell
Description: "Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Striaght. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder"--Back cover.
Call Number: YA 306.766 Daw
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Koe Creation
Call Number: 306.8423 Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Laurie Frankel, Gabra Zackman
Description: When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Sarah McBride, Joseph R. Biden
Call Number: 306.768 McB
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Freiya Benson
Description: An anthology of writing on the topic of love, written by trans and non-bionary people who share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of love in all its guises. Intimate and radical, humorous and poignant, this book is for anyone who has loved, who is in love and who is looking for love.
Call Number: 306.768 Tra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Alex Bertie
Description: Bertie recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA 306.768 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Kathryn Gonzales, Karen Rayne, Anne Passchier, Nyk Rayne
Description: Trans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You is an all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, or gender-fluid. TRANS+ answers all your questions, easy and hard, about gender and covers mental health, physical health and reproduction, transitioning, relationships, sex, and life as a trans or nonbinary individual. It's full of essential information you need--and want--to know and includes real-life stories from teens like you!
Call Number: YA 306.768 Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
John Elizabeth Stintzi
Description: "Alani Baum, a non-binary photographer and teacher, hasn't seen their mother since they ran away with their girlfriend when they were seventeen -- almost thirty years ago. But when Alani gets a call from a doctor at the assisted living facility where their mother has been for the last five years, they learn that their mother's dementia has worsened and appears to have taken away her ability to speak. As a result, Alani suddenly find themselves running away again -- only this time, they're running back to their mother. Staying at their mother's empty home, Alani attempts to tie up the loose ends of their mother's life while grappling with the painful memories that -- in the face of their mother's disease -- they're terrified to lose. Meanwhile, the memories inhabiting the house slowly grow animate, and the longer Alani is there, the longer they're forced to confront the fact that any closure they hope to get from this homecoming will have to be manufactured" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
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A People's Future Of The United States : Speculative Fiction From 25 Extraordinary Writers
Victor D. LaValle, John Joseph Adams
FIC Peo
Squad
Mariah MacCarthy
YA FIC Mac
A Quick & Easy Guide To Queer & Trans Identities
Mady (Mady M. Giuliani) G, J. R. Zuckerberg
YA 306.76 G
Super Late Bloomer : My Early Days In Transition : An Up And Out Collection
Julia Kaye
306.768 Kay
Babycakes
Armistead Maupin
FIC Mau
The Argonauts [Audiobook]
Maggie Nelson
B Nel
Be Gay, Do Comics! : Queer History, Memoir, And Satire From The Nib
Matt Bors
The Art Of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
YA FIC Wil
Becoming Nicole : The Transformation Of An American Family
Amy Ellis Nutt
306.768 Nut
The Love Study
Kris Ripper
FIC Rip
Cemetery Boys
Aiden Thomas
YA FIC Tho
This Book Is Gay
Juno (Young adult fiction writer) Dawson, Spike Gerrell
YA 306.766 Daw
Gender Queer : A Memoir
Maia Kobabe, Phoebe Kobabe
306.76 Kob
This Heart Holds Many : My Life As The Nonbinary Millennial Child Of A Polyamorous Family
Koe Creation
306.8423 Cre
Glitter Up The Dark : How Pop Music Broke The Binary
Sasha Geffen
781.64 Gef
This Is How It Always Is [Audiobook]
Laurie Frankel, Gabra Zackman
FIC Fra
I Wish You All The Best
Mason Deaver
YA FIC Dea
Tomorrow Will Be Different : Love, Loss, And The Fight For Trans Equality
Sarah McBride, Joseph R. Biden
306.768 McB
Logical Family : A Memoir
Armistead Maupin
B Mau
Trans Love : An Anthology Of Transgender And Non-binary Voices
Freiya Benson
306.768 Tra
Love Lives Here : A Story Of Thriving In A Transgender Family
Amanda Jetté Knox
306.85 Jet
Trans Mission : My Quest To A Beard
Alex Bertie
YA 306.768 Ber
Love Me For Who I Am. Vol. 1
Kata Konayama, Amber Tamosaitis
Trans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, And Being You
Kathryn Gonzales, Karen Rayne, Anne Passchier, Nyk Rayne
YA 306.768 Gon
Luna : A Novel
Julie Anne Peters
YA FIC Pet
Vanishing Monuments : A Novel
John Elizabeth Stintzi
FIC Sti
Modern Herstory : Stories Of Women And Nonbinary People Rewriting History
Blair Imani
320.082 Ima