Goldie Vance. Volume one book cover

Goldie Vance. Volume one

Hope Larson

jCOMIC Goldie
Graphic Novels, Kids, Mystery, Adventure, LGBTQ+

Move over Nancy, Harriet, & Veronica. There's a new sleuth on the block! Sixteen-year-old Marigold "Goldie" Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel's in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can't crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery.

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Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music

Margarita Engle

jE Engle
Kids, Picture Books

Follows a young Cuban girl in the 1930s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there's never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

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The true story of a young Cuban girl who defied cultural norms and became a percussionist. Inspiring and beautiful! -Amanda

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The Tea Dragon Society

Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill

Kids, Graphic Novels

After discovering a lost Tea Dragon in the marketplace, apprentice blacksmith Greta learns about the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking from the kind tea shop owners.

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This book is adorable, with a wonderfully diverse cast of characters! Great for tea lovers and tweens. -Amanda

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Riding freedom

Pam Muñoz Ryan

jFICTION Ryan, Pam Munoz
Kids, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+

A fictionalized account of Charley (Charlotte) Parkhurst who ran away from an orphanage, posed as a boy, moved to California, and fooled everyone by her appearance.

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The Pants Project

Cat Clarke

jFICTION Clarke Cat
Kids, Fiction, LGBTQ+

Eleven-year-old Liv fights to change the middle school dress code requiring girls to wear a skirt and, along the way, finds the courage to tell his moms he is meant to be a boy.

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Lumberjanes : unicorn power!

Mariko Tamaki

jFICTION Tamaki Mariko
Kids, Fiction, LGBTQ+

"Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen. and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the tallest mountain they've ever seen, things don't go quite as planned. For one, they didn't expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns"--

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Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world

Ashley Herring Blake

jFICTION Blake Ashley
Kids, Fiction, LGBTQ+

"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"--

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Felix Yz

Lisa Bunker

jFICTION Bunker Lisa
Kids, Fiction, LGBTQ+

Thirteen-year-old Felix Yz chronicles the final month before an experimental procedure meant to separate him from the fourth-dimensional creature, Zyx, with whom he was accidentally fused as a young child.

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Gay & lesbian history for kids : the century-long struggle for LGBT rights, with 21 activities book cover

Gay & lesbian history for kids : the century-long struggle for LGBT rights, with 21 activities

Jerome Pohlen

j306.76 Pohlen
Kids, Nonfiction, LGBTQ+

"Who transformed George Washington's demoralized troops at Valley Forge into a fighting force that defeated an empire? Who cracked Germany's Enigma code and shortened World War II? Who successfully lobbied the US Congress to outlaw child labor? And who organized the 1963 March on Washington? Ls, Gs, Bs, and Ts, that's who...This up-to-date history includes the landmark Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land. Twenty-one activities enliven the history and demonstrate the spirited ways the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change."--Provided by publisher.

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Pride : celebrating diversity & community

Robin Stevenson

j306.76 Stevenson
Kids, Nonfiction, LGBTQ+

"This work of nonfiction for middle readers examines what -- and why -- gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters celebrate on Pride Day every June"--Title page verso.

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