Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go! Book Display." Once a month we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. This month we are featuring inclusive titles to celebrate ALA's GLBT Book Month.
Recommendations for Adults:
A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.
A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.
This book is written like a choose-your-own adventure story and is called a gender adventure story by the author in the "how to read this book" segment.
It's 1999 and Michelle's world is ending. A dreamlike and dystopian meditation on sobriety, adulthood, and the weird obligations of storytelling.
The never-published memoir of the visual artist and social justice activist who created the Rainbow Flag, which became an international emblem of the modern LGBTQ+ movement.
Less by Andrew Sean Greer (Jul 2017)
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his 50th birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself and making connections with the past.
An Ivy League-bound star athlete from a prestigious private school in Washington, D.C., and his best friend, the daughter of prominent government insiders, struggle with brutal responses to the young man's sexual orientation before finding themselves speeding toward a violent and senseless future.
A powerful, visual history of five decades of parades and protests of the LGBTQ rights movement. These photos, paired with descriptions of major events from each decade as well as selected reporting from The Times, showcase the victories, setbacks, and ongoing struggles for the LGBTQ community.
Recommendations for Teens:
A story about two totally opposite teenage boys falling in love over a summer that throws everything possible to keep them apart.
Two friends on a Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe stumble across a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt shaped by pirates, highwaymen and their growing attraction to one another.
A transgender girl and a boy struggling with bipolar disorder forge a friendship based on their respective experiences as outsiders trying to fit in.
Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for... and the most cruel. But this year, there's a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she's made of fire.
High school juniors and best friends Courtney and Jupe, and new sophomore Rae, explore their sexuality and their budding attractions for one another.
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until A wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
Prince Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances - one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone's secret weapon means being a secret.
Recommendations for Children:
A glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.
When Jacob tries to use the boy's bathroom, he is mistaken for a girl and chase him out. After Jacob's friend Sophie faces the same situation, their class gets together to make things better.
This picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids - and their grown-ups - to express themselves in every color of the rainbow.
In this bold board book, children will learn about the colors of the iconic pride flag.
This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understand of themselves and others with child-friendly language.
A handy book about intersectionality that depicts the nuances of identity and embraces difference as a source of community.
Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school.
Discover the inspiring stories of these LGBT artists, writers, innovators, athletes, and activists who have made great contributions to culture, from ancient times to present day.
This book celebrates LGBTQ+ pride and reveals the colorful meaning behind each rainbow stripe in a simple and engaging format for young readers.