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TJ and the Move

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by Emily Jackson, illustrated by Jesus Lopez
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 13
  • Grade: 6 to 8
tagged: beginner, native canadian, polar regions

TJ’s family is very important to him. When he learns that his anaana and ataata are separating and he will be moving to a new home, he feels confused and upset. Everything is changing, and he wonders if it is his fault. Will TJ find support in his friends and learn to adapt to his new life?

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Zee

by Su J. Sokol
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: lgbt, hispanic & latino, magical realism, african american

Ever since she was born, Zee's had a talent, a particular kind of intelligence. She perceives things no one else can. Zee is able to hear other people's thoughts, feel their emotions. She can even see herself through their eyes, and this seeing changes her. Sometimes, Zee is the precocious daughter of her four grown-ups. Other times, Zee's a rough …

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Love, IRL

by Tracy Goldfarb
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Alex, a Latino transgender teen living in Hamilton, Ontario, struggles to reconcile his feelings with a real-life crush on a boy in his class from the relationship he has with a boy he knows online — only to find that the two were the same all along. Without overly graphic content, important issues youth face surrounding online messaging, social …

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Confessions of a Teenage Drag King

by Markus Harwood-Jones
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Full of colourful, authentic characters and set in Toronto, Confessions of a Teenage Drag King highlights diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity. Seventeen-year-old Lauren tries to navigate the tricky waters of teen romance that brings high school to the drag show and back, all while Lauren must keep up their two personas — R …

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The Do-Over

by Jennifer Honeybourn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: contemporary

InThe Do-Over, a teenage girl gets the chance to redo her past in this smart and charming YA novel by the author ofWhen Life Gives You Demons, Jennifer Honeybourn.
Emelia has always wanted to fit in with the A crowd. So, when Ben, the hottest guy in school, asks her out, she chooses him over Alistair, her best friend—even after he confesses his …

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Proud to Play

by Erin Silver
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: sports & recreation

The 2018 Winter Olympics marked a milestone for LGBTQ+ athletes. Thirteen athletes out of 3,000 competitors were out and proud — nearly double the number who felt comfortable sharing their sexuality four years earlier at the Sochi Games. Many athletes stay closeted for their entire sports careers, often unable to compete at their highest ability …

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