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Juvenile Fiction

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Better Nate Than Ever - Tim Federle
Call Number: J FEDER TIM
ISBN: 9781442446892
Publication Date: 2013-02-05
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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George - Álex Gino
Call Number: J GINO ALE
ISBN: 9780545812542
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

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The Marvels - Brian Selznick
Call Number: J SELZN BRI
ISBN: 9780545448680
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
The journey begins on a ship at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy Marvel. After surviving a shipwreck, he finds work in a London theatre. There, his family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage. Nearly a century later, Joseph Jervis runs away from school and seeks refuge with a reclusive uncle in London. Albert Nightingale's strange, beautiful house, with its mysterious portraits and ghostly presences, captivates Joseph and leads him on a search for clues about the house, his family, and the past.

 

Children's Nonfiction

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Gay and Lesbian History for Kids - Jerome Pohlen
ISBN: 9781613730829
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
From ancient China to the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, this narrative history reference gives context to the challenges and achievements of both queer individuals and the broader quest for civil rights.

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Sex Is a Funny Word - Cory Silverberg; Fiona Smyth (Artist)
Call Number: J 613.9071 SILVE COR
ISBN: 9781609806064
Publication Date: 2015-07-28
For children with questions about bodies, gender, touch, sex, and love, this all-inclusive book guides the conversation between children and trusted adults in an accessible graphic format. Gentle, intelligent humor brings home the message of respect, trust, joy, and justice for everyone’s body. Stonewall Book Awards–Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Award Honor Book.

 

Children

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A Tale of Two Daddies - Vanita Oelschlager; Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780981971452
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.

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And Tango Makes Three - Justin Richardson; Peter Parnell; Henry Cole (Illustrator)
Call Number: E Ric
ISBN: 0689878451
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

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Heather Has Two Mommies - Lesléa Newman; Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763666316
Publication Date: 2015-03-11
When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.

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I Am Jazz - Jessica Herthel; Jazz Jennings; Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803741072
Publication Date: 2014-09-04
Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.

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Jacob's New Dress - Sarah Hoffman; Ian Hoffman; Chris Case (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780807563731
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school too.

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress - Christine Baldacchino; Isabelle Malenfant (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554983476
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school.

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Not Every Princess - Jeffrey Bone; Lisa Bone; Valeria Docampo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781433816475
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
After listing activities that are stereotypically, but not always, attributed to princesses, fairies, pirates, superheroes, and more, encourages the reader to imagine what one could be, despite others' expectations. Includes note to parents.

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Red: A Crayon's Story - Michael Hall (Illustrator)
Call Number: E HALL MIC
ISBN: 9780062252074
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

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Stella Brings the Family - Miriam B. Schiffer; Holly Clifton-Brown (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452111902
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? It's not that she doesn't have someone who helps her with her homework, or tucks her in at night. Stella has her Papa and Daddy who take care of her, and a whole gaggle of other loved ones who make her feel special and supported every day. She just doesn't have a mom to invite to the party. Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family.

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This Day in June - Gayle E. Pitman; Kristyna Litten (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781433816581
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
"This Day in June" welcomes young readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.

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Families - Shelley Rotner (Photographer); Sheila M. Kelly
Call Number: E ROT
ISBN: 9780823430536
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Big or small, similar or different-looking, there are all kinds of families. Some have one parent, some have two, and many include extended family. This inclusive look at many varieties of families will help young readers see beyond their own immediate experiences

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What Makes a Baby - Cory Silverberg; Fiona Smyth (Artist)
ISBN: 9781609804855
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
Geared to readers from preschool to age eight, What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a twenty-first century children’s picture book about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition.

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Sex Is a Funny Word - Cory Silverberg; Fiona Smyth (Artist)
Call Number: J 613.9071 SIL
ISBN: 9781609806064
Publication Date: 2015-07-28
A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or "the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy.

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