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My Footprints

Written by: Bao Phi Illustrated by: Basia Tran For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Imagination, LGBTQ Families, Bullying, Xenophobia, Family, Love, LGBTQ, Growing Up, Girls Outdoors. Summary:  My Footprints is a lovely book that tackles some tough subjects. Thuy, our main character,…

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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Written by: Mariko Tamaki Illustrated by: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell For ages: YA graphic novel Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ Relationships, Love, Friendship, Social-Emotional Development. Summary: Super quick read, I read this in about an hour!  The story is told from the perspective of Freddy, a biracial Asian…

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We’re here to profile #lgbtcharacters who #smashstereotypes!

It’s Day 10 folks, and we’re so excited that the topic of #lgbtcharacters has come up, because as two queer educators, we are super passionate about the representation that younger LGBTQ folks can experience with the wealth of books now…

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Lee’s Birthday Post!

Hi folks, Lee here! It was my birthday this week, and I am so excited to see what the new year will bring. My 28th year brought me a better understanding of myself, lots of work on my mental and…

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Taproot

Written & Illustrated by: Keezy Young For ages: Young Adults and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Friendship, LGBT, Supernatural, Graphic Novels, Love, Friendship, Family, Acceptance. Summary: Blue is in love with Hamal.  Unfortunately, Hamal is alive and Blue is a ghost. Hamal works at a flower…

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In Our Mothers’ House

Written & Illustrated by: Patricia Polacco For ages: 6-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: LGBT Family, Acceptance, Community, Love. Summary: This story details the family life of Marmee, Meema, and their three children. They happen to be the only family with two mothers on the…

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Spinning

Written & Illustrated by: Tillie Walden For ages: Young Adults and up Language: English Topics Covered: Sports, LGBT Youth, Growing Up, Women in Sports, Figure Skating, Family, Love.  Content Warning: Assault. Summary: This book is a graphic memoir of the 12 years Tillie spent as a…

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Rad Women Worldwide

Written by: Kate Schatz Illustrated by: Miriam Klein Stahl For Ages: 8-16 years Language: English Topics Covered: Global Community, Activism, Trailblazers, Women in STEM, Artists. Summary: This book is much like it’s counterpart but on a global and more in-depth…

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Rad American Women A-Z

Written by: Kate Schatz Illustrated by: Miriam Klein Stahl For Ages: 8-16 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Strong Women, Trailblazers, Musicians, Artists, Summary: This book goes through the alphabet, each letter representing a famous woman. Jovita Idar, Odetta Holmes,…

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Jack (not Jackie)

Written by: Erica Silverman Illustrated by: Holly Hatam For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Acceptance, Trans Experience, Transgender Youth. Summary: Big sister Susan loves her little sibling Jackie, more than anything.  Susan loves making Jackie giggle, and dreams about all of the fun…

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