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Alan Cole is not a coward book cover

Alan Cole is not a coward

Eric Bell

jFICTION Bell Eric
Fiction, Kids, LGBTQ+

Hoping to keep his older brother Nathan silent about his secret crush on another boy at their school, twelve-year-old Alan agrees to a ruthless sibling competition involving nearly impossible tasks--from standing up to their demanding father to getting a first kiss.

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Alan Cole doesn't dance

Eric Bell

jFICTION Bell Eric
Fiction, Kids, LGBTQ+

Alan Cole has a problem: Ron McCaughlin. Ever since Alan revealed he's gay, Ron has been bullying Alan with relentless fury. Alan can't tell his parents why he's really coming home with bruises--because they still don't know the truth about him. Yet buoyed by the support of his classmates and with his friends Zack and Madison by his side, Alan thinks he can withstand the bullying and--just maybe--break through to Ron. But all things come to a head when Alan's father asks that he take June Harrison to the upcoming Winter Dance. Never mind that Alan has two left feet, does not like girls, and might be developing feelings for a new boy at school. This resounding tale about friendship, family, and the many meanings of bravery will leave readers rooting for Alan and his gang of proud misfits once more.

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The Pants Project

Cat Clarke

jFICTION Clarke Cat
Fiction, Kids, 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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Felix Yz

Lisa Bunker

jFICTION Bunker Lisa
Fiction, Science Fiction, LGBTQ+, Kids

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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Lumberjanes: unicorn power!

Mariko Tamaki

eBOOK
Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Kids

"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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The other boy

M. G Hennessey

jFICTION Hennesse M. G.
Fiction, LGBTQ+, Kids

Hiding his transgender identity behind a veneer of an everyday student who loves baseball and working on his graphic novel, Shane is threatened with exposure by a classmate and begins a painful journey toward acceptance and empathy.

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The misadventures of the family Fletcher

Dana Levy

eBOOK
Fiction, LGBTQ+, Humor, Kids

Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

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P.S. I miss you

Jen Petro-Roy

jFICTION Petro-Roy Jen
Fiction, LGBTQ+, Kids

Forbidden to contact her pregnant sister after her strict Catholic parents send her to stay with a great-aunt, Evie secretly sends her letters, writing about their family, her life, and the new girl in school, June, who may be more than a friend.

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Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world

Ashley Herring Blake

eBOOK
Fiction, LGBTQ+, Kids

"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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The mighty heart of Sunny St. James

Ashley Herring Blake

eBOOK
Fiction, Kids, LGBTQ+

"Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James must navigate heart surgery, reconnections with a lost mother, the betrayal of a former best friend, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl"--

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