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Silver in the Mist

by Emily Victoria
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic, lgbt, politics & government

Eight years ago, everything changed for Devlin: Her country was attacked. Her father was killed. And her mother became the Whisperer of Aris, the head of the spies, retreating into her position away from everyone… even her daughter.
 
Joining the spy ranks herself, Dev sees her mother only when receiving assignments. She wants more, but she under …

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A House Unsettled

by Trynne Delaney
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: ghost stories, lgbt, multigenerational

“Who built this house? Whose money? Whose blood?” 

Ghosts aren’t the only thing that can haunt a house. Trynne Delaney’s debut novel explores the insidious legacies of violence and oppression—and how Black, queer love and resistance can disrupt them.

With her dad’s incarceration, escalating fights with her mom, and an overbearing stepdad …

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In the Key of Dale

by Benjamin Lefebvre
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbt, coming of age

For fans of the Netflix series Heartstopper (based on the bestselling graphic novels by Alice Oseman): a disarming coming-of-age novel about a queer teen music prodigy who discovers pieces of himself in places he never thought to look.

Sixteen-year-old Dale Cardigan is a loner who's managed to make himself completely invisible at his all-boys high s …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: The LGBT Purge and the fight for equal rights in Canada

by Ken Setterington
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, politics & government, canada, lgbt, civil & human rights

From the 1950s to 1980s, the Canadian government persecuted LGBTQ2+ employees and tried to erase them from the military, the RCMP and the civil service under the guise that they were a “security risk,” an event that became known as the LGBT Purge. Those who were suspected of being homosexual were put under government surveillance, interrogated …

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The Ribbon Leaf

by Lori Weber
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: holocaust, lgbt

Would you risk your life to help a friend?

In Nazi Germany, friendship between an Aryan German girl and a Jewish German girl is strictly verboten, and an act of kindness might mean death. Sabine and Edie have been best friends since Kindergarten. Then Kristallnacht hits in 1938, shattering Jewish shop windows, synagogues, and their friendship. The …

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Not Your Average Sex Encyclopedia

by Myriam Daguzan Bernier, illustrated by Cécile Gariépy, translated by Charles Simard
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: maturing, sexuality & pregnancy, lgbt, dating & sex

★ “What makes this sex-ed title stand out is the up-to-the-minute dialogue around age-old concerns combined with discussions about broader concepts…Gariépy’s radiant, curvy, stylized digital graphics are a perfect fit for the body-positive text…Non-judgemental, trustworthy, and savvy, Bernier is the counsellor we all wished we had access …

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Barnabas Bopwright Saves the City

by J. Marshall Freeman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbt, contemporary

Fifteen-year-old Barnabas Bopwright is proud to live in the greatest city on earth. But under the shiny exterior lurks the hidden cost of the city's skyscraping success.

On his way to school, Barnabas discovers a transit map with an unknown subway line. Soon he's on an impossible train, running from authorities who have guarded the city's dark myste …

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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

by Shyam Selvadurai
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbt, new experience, asia

Amrith comes to terms with his sexuality in this sweeping coming-of-age story set against the stormy backdrop of monsoon season in 1980s Sri Lanka. For fans of Call Me By Your Name.

Shyam Selvadurai’s brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In his first young adult novel, now with a new cover, he …

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