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The Fabulous Zed Watson!

by Basil Sylvester, illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: lgbt, friendship

FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE OLA SILVER BIRCH AWARD

The literary scavenger hunt of a lifetime, starring an endlessly endearing non-binary tween

Zed Watson loves a few things: their name (which they chose themself!), their big rambunctious family, and—oh yeah—monsters. When Zed discovered the mystery surroundi …

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Mère(s) et monde

by Sanita Fejzic & Alisa Arsenault
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: parents, lgbt, poetry (see also stories in verse), new baby

No, my son doesn't have a father!

From the delivery room where her son was born to the classrooms where he learns, a woman to whom motherhood status is refused explains: her son doesn't have a father, but he's got two mothers. She is the other mother. A (m)other, but there is no space for that on the forms, no space for that in the minds of her pee …

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The Family Tree

by Sean Dixon, illustrated by Lily Snowden-Fine
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: alternative family, lgbt, adoption

A family tree assignment leads an adopted girl to discover the different ways to be a family.

When her teacher gives her class a simple family tree assignment, Ada is stumped. How can she make her family fit into this simple template?

Ada is adopted. She can see where to put her parents on the tree, but what about her birth mom? Ada has a biological …

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On the Line

by Eric Walters & Paul Coccia
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: lgbt, marriage & divorce, basketball

Thirteen-year-old basketball star Jordan Ryker feels like his life is falling apart.

All Jordie wanted was for his parents to stop fighting. Soon, he gets his wish. His parents separate and then his dad announces he’s gay. Shocked, Jordie struggles with how to process all this. His dad taught him everything he knows about basketball, and there’s …

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I am Everything In Between

illustrated by Sydney Sunderland
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: lgbt, emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance

Sometimes it's not as simple as being a boy or a girl. I Am Everything In Between highlights kids who may not fit into stereotypical gender ideals, and celebrates how they do identify by sending positive messages about gender identity. This book teaches children that regardless of biological gender, it's OK to feel like a boy, or a girl, or even bo …

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Metatron's Children

by Chy Ryan Spain, illustrated by Sydney Kuhne
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: dystopian, lgbt, african american, survival stories

Meet Yren: a 12 year-old Black, non-binary kid growing up in the safety of The Village during the time After the Fall. Yren never wanted to be special, but the Universe had other plans. Together with their sibling Augi, Yren navigates the development of their unusual extra-sensory abilities and their feelings of grief and guilt following a tragic a …

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The Magic Shell

by Jillian Christmas, illustrated by Diana G. A. Mungaray
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: time travel, africa, lgbt

Have you ever wanted to understand where your family comes from and how you got this way? When Pigeon Pea has a million questions about their family, Auntie gives them the magic key to go back in time and across continents to meet, celebrate, and feast with their ancestors and orisha.

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Noodin's Perfect Day

by Ansley Simpson, illustrated by Rhael McGregor
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, lgbt, city & town life, stepfamilies

When Noodin's perfect day is interrupted, they decide to strike out for adventure instead - spending the day with their human, animal, and tree cousins in the city. But will Noodin ever get the pancakes they're craving? Come along and find out!

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Be My Love

by Kit Pearson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: lgbt, adolescence, depression & mental illness

One summer will change everything.

For as long as she can remember, Maisie has spent her summers on Kingfisher Island. She and her beloved cousin Una run wild, and Maisie feels the warm embrace of her big, extended family.

This summer Maisie needs that escape more than ever. But now everything on Kingfisher has changed: Una has returned from her mai …

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