What's On Display?

In honor of LGBT History Month, the Youth Services Librarians did a display of Young Adult LGBT literature! Here are some choice selections from the display:

Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle
The kiss is no peck on the cheek, and therein lies the rub. Since the fateful event, Kate has been cold to her friend. At first Lissa misses Kate dearly, but gradually, through personal insights derived from some new and unexpected friendships (and forays into new-age dream therapy), she finds the strength to confront both Kate and her own sexual identity.
 Call Number: Y Myracle, L.

Gay America by Linas Alvenas
From colonial times, to the Victorian period and beyond, author Linas Alsenas demonstrates how, within one century, gay women and men have gone from being socially invisible to becoming a political force to be reckoned with and proud members of the American public living openly and honestly.
Call Number: YNF 306.76 ALV

Transparent by Cris Beam
When Cris Beam moved to Los Angeles, she thought she might volunteer just a few hours at a school for gay and transgender kids. Instead, she found herself drawn deeply into the pained and powerful group of transgirls she discovered. 
Call Number: YNF 306.7 BEA

Hero by Perry Moore
Thom Creed, the gay son of a disowned superhero, finds that he, too, has special powers and is asked to join the very League that rejected his father, and it is there that Thom finds other misfits whom he can finally trust.
Call Number: Y Moore, P.

Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
When Johnny completes an alcohol rehabilitation program and his mother sends him to live with his uncle in North Carolina, he meets Maria, who seems to understand his fascination with the new wave band Blondie, and he learns about his deceased father's youthful forays into "glam rock," which gives him perspective on himself, his past, and his current life.
Call Number: Y Brothers, M.

Want more? Of course you do! Come to CHPL for tons more books on display, a brochure with even more recommendations, and on October 13 at 6 PM, a special LGBT edition of Not Your Momma's Book Club (Grades 6 and up welcome).

Are you struggling with, or do you know someone struggling with an LGBT-related crisis? The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among youth. Their 24-hour helpline is just a phone call away: 1.886.4.U.TREVOR.

Visit the It Gets Better Project on YouTube to see thousands of real people -- including some celebrities -- tell their stories and sound the alarm on homophobic bullying.


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