Kids

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Hurricane child

Kheryn Callender

jFICTION Callende Kheryn
Fiction, Adventure, LGBTQ+, Kids

Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.

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Martin McLean, middle school queen

Alyssa Zaczek

eBOOK
Fiction, LGBTQ+, Kids

Seventh-grader Martin McLean has trouble expressing himself except at Mathletes competitions and, now, as a female impersonator but his first-ever drag show falls on the same night as an important Mathletes tournament.

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Birdie and me

J. M. M. Nuanez

ON ORDER BOOK
Fiction, LGBTQ+, Kids

"Ever since their free-spirited mama died ten months ago, twelve-year-old Jack and her gender creative nine-year-old brother, Birdie, have been living with their fun-loving Uncle Carl, but now their conservative Uncle Patrick insists on being their guardian which forces all four of them to confront grief, prejudice, and loss, all while exploring what 'home' really means"--

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Better Nate than ever

Tim Federle

jFICTION Federle Tim
Fiction, Kids, LGBTQ+

An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of "E.T."

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Drum roll, please

Lisa Jenn Bigelow

jFICTION Bigelow Lisa
Fiction, Kids, LGBTQ+

Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat in this big-hearted middle grade novel. Not to be missed by fans of Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Tim Federle's Better Nate Than Ever ! Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. It's the only time she doesn't feel like a mouse. Now she and Olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods. But this summer brings a lot of big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself unexpectedly falling for another girl at camp. To top it all off, Melly's not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock 'n' roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?

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The best at it

Maulik Pancholy

eBOOK
Fiction, LGBTQ+, Kids

Twelve-year-old Rahul Kapoor, an Indian-American boy growing up in small-town Indiana, struggles to come to terms with his identity, including that he may be gay.

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The stars beneath our feet

David Barclay Moore

eBOOK
Fiction, Kids, LGBTQ+

Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.

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The list of things that will not change

Rebecca Stead

eBOOK
Fiction, LGBTQ+, Kids

Despite her parents' divorce, her father's coming out as gay, and his plans to marry his boyfriend, ten-year-old Bea is reassured by her parents' unconditional love, excited about getting a stepsister, and haunted by something she did last summer at her father's lake house.

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Go with the flow

Karen Schneemann

eBOOK
Fiction, Graphic Novels, Kids

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