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These books in addition to many others were on display for LGBTQ+ Visibility week (April 23-29) and are available in the Upper School Library.
Seeing Gender by
Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience about the process of navigating ones' identity.
Six years of birthdays reveal two boys' destiny as they come together, drift apart, fall in love, and discover who they're meant to be--and if they're meant to be together.
Spin with Me by
Told in two voices, seventh-graders Essie, in North Carolina for just one semester, and Ollie, a non-binary classmate, develop a gentle romance while Essie ponders her label.
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by
Nathan Bird is in a bad place. Though he still loves her, his girlfriend, Flo, has left him for another girl. As if this weren’t bad enough, Oliver James Hernandez, his childhood best friend whom he hasn’t seen since they were 11, returns to Seattle. Good news? Not really, as their friendship ended badly when Nate kissed Ollie, who fled. Will the two boys ever get together?
Stonewall Riots by
The Riots are attributed as the spark that ignited the LGBTQ+ movement. The author describes American gay history leading up to the Riots, the Riots themselves, and the aftermath, and includes her interviews of people involved or witnesses, including a woman who was ten at the time.
Nonbinary Gender Identities by
Nonbinary gender identities are those that fall outside the traditional binary of "man" and "woman." These include genderfluid, androgynous, genderqueer, and a multitude of other identity terms, some of which overlap.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
These books were added to the catalog this past year. More on display in the Upper School Library.
Minor Feelings by
An exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human. A blend of cultural criticism, memoir, and history that reveals truths about racialized consciousness in America.
This Time Will Be Different by
Will CJ Katsuyama ever not be a disappointment to her driven, business exec mom? The sense of inadequacy weighs her down sometimes. Instead of prestigious internships, after-school sports, or any other idea her mother has presented, CJ develops a passion for working at the family's flower shop.
Super Fake Love Song by
When new-girl Cirrus mistakes self-described nerd Sunny Dae as the lead in a rock band, Sunny rolls with it forming a fake band with his friends, but as the lies continue he risks losing both Cirrus and his friends.
Interior Chinatown by
Willis Wu doesn't perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He's merely Generic Asian man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to Hollywood tropes and Asian stereotypes.
White Ivy by
Publication Date: 2020-11-03
A young immigrant woman's obsession with her privileged male classmate - and the lengths she'll go to win his love.
When We Were Infinite by
Knowing that the friendships she depends on will change when her parents split up, Beth witnesses a private act of violence in her crush's home before forging a pact with her friends to offer support in the face of a life-altering decision
This Close to Okay by
On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home from work when she spots a man precariously standing at the edge of a bridge. Without a second thought, Tallie pulls over and jumps out of the car into the pouring rain. She convinces the man to join her for a cup of coffee, and he eventually agrees to come back to her house, where he finally shares his name.
Coming of age as a freeborn Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her purposeful mother, a practicing physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie is to go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie, drawn more to music than science, feels stifled by her mother's choices and is hungry for something else--is there really only one way to have an autonomous life? And she is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, who can pass, Libertie has skin that is too dark.
How Beautiful We Were by
Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by a large and powerful American oil company. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decideto fight the American corporation. Doing so will come at a steep price. Told through multiple perspectives and centered around a fierce young girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary.
The Kindest Lie by
Publication Date: 2021-02-02
Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated Black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man who is eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She knows that to move forward she must make peace with the past.
You Don't Have to Be Everything by
A contemporary poetry anthology that offers girls and young women wisdom and compassion for a vital, formative time in their lives.
Say Her Name by
A collection of poems centering the experiences of black women, girls, and femmes.
After Redlining by
Rebecca K. Marchiel illuminates how, exactly, urban activists were able to change some banks’ behavior to support investment in communities that they had once abandoned. The leading activists arose in an area hit hard by banks’ discriminatory actions and politics: Chicago’s West Side.
Privilege and Punishment by
Examines how racial and class inequalities are embedded in the attorney-client relationship, providing a devastating portrait of inequality and injustice within and beyond the criminal courts.