LBGTQ+ Resources

Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
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Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book

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.


The GayBCs By M. L. Webb Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781683692508
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Published: Quirk Books - May 4th, 2021

“The perfect way to teach your kiddos LGBTQ+ vocab while celebrating the beauty of embracing yourself and others.”—KIWI Magazine

Now in board book format, a joyful alphabet book of LGBTQ+ vocabulary for kids of all ages!


Pride Puppy! By Robin Stevenson, Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robin Stevenson, Julie McLaughlin (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781459824843
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 11th, 2021

" A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly--and proudly--recommended." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community." --Publishers Weekly, starred review


Pride Colors By Robin Stevenson Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459820708
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 12th, 2019

"Awash in messages of love and the celebration of individuality... A rare treat for both Pride Day and everyday sharing."--School Library Journal, starred review

★ "A good thing comes in a small, rainbow package...A joyful, affirming, pride-filled read."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review


rAinbowZ (M books: see + read) By Michael Arndt Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524867225
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 1st, 2021

An alphabet board book that introduces the ABCs and ROYGBVs in vibrant rainbow colors to engage young eyes and encourage verbal and visual literacy.


From Archie to Zack By Vincent X. Kirsch Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419743672
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - December 29th, 2020

Author-illustrator Vincent X. Kirsch’s picture book From Archie to Zack is an unapologetic celebration of friendship and first crushes.

“Archie loves Zack!”
“Zack loves Archie!”
Everyone said it was so.

But Archie hasn’t told Zack yet. And Zack hasn’t told Archie.


It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250302953
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.


Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope By Jodie Patterson, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780593123638
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Jodie Patterson, activist and Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, shares her transgender son's experience in this important picture book about identity and acceptance.

Penelope knows that he's a boy. (And a ninja.) The problem is getting everyone else to realize it.


A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns (Quick & Easy Guides) By Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson, Archie Bongiovanni (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620104996
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Published: Limerence Press - June 12th, 2018

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns.

"A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." –– School Library Journal (starred review)

Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people no


Be Gay, Do Comics By The Nib (Compiled by), Matt Bors (Editor), Matt Lubchansky (Editor), Sarah Mirk (Editor), Eleri Harris (Editor) Cover Image
By The Nib (Compiled by), Matt Bors (Editor), Matt Lubchansky (Editor), Sarah Mirk (Editor), Eleri Harris (Editor)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781684057771
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Published: IDW Publishing - September 1st, 2020

The dream of a queer separatist town. The life of a gay and Jewish Nazi-fighter. A gender reveal party that tears apart reality. These are the just some of the comics you'll find in this massive queer comics anthology from The Nib.


The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir By André Leon Talley Cover Image
$18.00
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780593129272
Published: Ballantine Books - April 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments.


No Modernism Without Lesbians By Diana Souhami Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781786694874
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Published: Head of Zeus - May 1st, 2021

A Sunday Times Book of the Year
Winner of the Polari Prize
'A book about love, identity, acceptance and the freedom to write, paint, compose and wear corduroy breeches with gaiters. To swear, kiss, publish and be damned. It is vastly entertaining and often moving... There isn't a page without an entertaining vignette' The Times.


The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture By Grace Perry Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250760142
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

From The Onion and Reductress contributor, this collection of essays is a hilarious nostalgic trip through beloved 2000s media, interweaving cultural criticism and personal narrative to examine how a very straight decade forged a very queer woman

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist


Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought By Briona Simone Jones (Editor) Cover Image
By Briona Simone Jones (Editor)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781620975763
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Published: New Press - February 23rd, 2021

Winner, Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Anthology
Winner, Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, Publishing Triangle Awards
A Ms. magazine, Refinery29, and Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Read of 2021


Drag Dictionary: An illustrated glossary of fierce Queen slang By Alba De Zanet, Roberto Garcia Cover Image
$15.00
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781784884253
Published: Hardie Grant - February 2nd, 2021

"No tea no shade, Judy, but your mug looks pretty badly beaten!"


Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death (Jewish Lives) By Lillian Faderman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780300248555
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Published: Yale University Press - September 10th, 2019

A lively and engaging biography of the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, a man fiercely committed to protecting all minorities

Harvey Milk—eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck—was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow sup


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

A New York Times Bestseller!
Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories


The Life & Times of Butch Dykes: Portraits of Artists, Leaders, and Dreamers Who Changed the World (Real Heroes) By Eloisa Aquino Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781621062288
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - November 12th, 2019

Portraits of women throughout history who have defied society's expectations of feminine behavior and appearance in order to live a more authentic life. These short vignettes combine biographical sketches with evocative illustrations for an impact that is as bold, powerful, and inspirational as the brilliant artists, writers, and musicians they represent.


Tomboyland: Essays By Melissa Faliveno, Joey Soloway (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Melissa Faliveno, Joey Soloway (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542014182
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Published: Topple Books & Little a - August 1st, 2020

A fiercely personal and startlingly universal essay collection about the mysteries of gender and desire, of identity and class, of the stories we tell and the places we call home.


One Life By Megan Rapinoe, Emma Brockes Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984881182
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Published: Penguin Books - September 7th, 2021

An instant New York Times bestseller!

“Rapinoe's 'signature pose' from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is synonymous to the feeling we got when finishing this book: heart full, arms wide and ready to take up space in this world.”—USA Today 

 


The Selected Works of Audre Lorde By Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324004615
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(This book cannot be returned. Please make sure it's what you want before ordering.)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2020

A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers.


Notes of a Native Son By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by) Cover Image
By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807006238
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Published: Beacon Press - November 20th, 2012

#26 on The Guardian's list of 100 best nonfiction books of all time, the essays explore what it means to be Black in America


Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You By Kathryn Gonzales, Karen Rayne, Anne Passchier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433829833
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Published: Magination Press - August 27th, 2019

A groundbreaking all-inclusive, uncensored, must-have guide for teens who are living in this world, who identify as transgender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, or are questioning their gender identity or how they express themselves, and for their cis-allies and advocates.


Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human (A Graphic Novel) By Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893147
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Published: Random House Graphic - March 9th, 2021

Is what I'm feeling normal? Is what my body is doing normal? Am I normal? How do I know what are the right choices to make? How do I know how to behave? How do I fix it when I make a mistake?

Let's talk about it.


Growing up is complicated.