LGBTQ+ Books

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Laralelle Susandrea, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Laralelle Susandrea

    Laralelle Susandrea Aes Sedai

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    A friend of mine (who, incidentally has a transgender daughter who I had the privilege of teaching several years ago) posted a short list of LGBTQ+ inclusive books. Partly in response to JKR's Twitter tirade, but also just because. Do you all have any recommendations for her? Kid friendly or not kid friendly.
     
  2. Sorcha Al'Verdan

    Sorcha Al'Verdan Aes Sedai

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    I have a two book set, It's called of Darkness, light and fire written by Tanya Huff - It's two separate stories, both of which have characters of differing preferences and there's a few poignant moments of people coming to terms with aspects of their own sexuality. Plus the plots are awesome :)

    https://www.amazon.com/Darkness-Light-Fire-Book-Collectors/dp/B001PIHXBA
     
  3. Morgana Arakos

    Morgana Arakos Aes Sedai

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    I haven't read it yet, but from my TBR pile: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi might be a good addition! It's a YA book that features a Black, trans main character. I loved their book Freshwater, which also deals with gender identity but is deffffinitely not kid friendly, so I'm really excited to see what they do with a YA story.
     
  4. Tallan Daar

    Tallan Daar Aes Sedai Historian

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    I enjoyed Dreadnought (and its sequel Sovereign) by April Daniels - YA superhero stuff with a trans protagonist.
     
  5. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Aes Sedai

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    Juliet Takes a Breath is about a queer teen coming to terms with being queer. Very good, meant for teens.
     
  6. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    George by Gino Alex is a middle grade/children's book, and The Bride Was A Boy by Chii is a manga style autobiography about the author's experience being Japanese, trans, and falling in love. :) She breaks it up between telling her story and also providing information about what transgender means for readers who might not understand or know much about it.