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Young Queer America: Real Stories and Faces of LGBTQ+ Youth

by Maxwell Poth (Author), Isis King (Foreword)

PRIDE MONTH PICK Photographer and activist Maxwell Poth has traveled all over the United States, inviting LGBTQ+ youth to share their stories as part of Project Contrast, a nonprofit that amplifies these voices and connects kids and families with the resources they need to survive and thrive. This book collects the stories and portraits of seventy-three queer kids and teenagers from fifteen different states. In their own words, these young people share the challenges they’ve faced coming out or coming to terms with their own identities; they write about their families, their schoolmates, their teachers, and the queer community they’ve found throughout their journeys; and they offer messages of love and support to their LGBTQ+ peers. Featuring a foreword by trans actress and model Isis King, this book sends a powerful message to the many LGBTQ+ kids growing up in small towns who feel isolated: We see you, we love you, you are not alone.

Earth Called: Tales of a New World

by P. C. Cast

AUTHOR TALK MAY 31 AT 7PM Is there any way to truly stop the God of Death? We’re so excited to host a talk on M…

Once There Was

by Kiyash Monsef

“Once was, once wasn’t,” is the way all Iranian fairy tales begin. How can something be and not be at the same time? …

All My Rage

by Sabaa Tahir

Winner of the National Book Award and the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, this brilliant, unfo…

She Is a Haunting

by Trang Thanh Tran

When Jade Nguyen arrives in Vietnam for a visit with her estranged father, she has one goal: survive five weeks prete…

The Pearl Hunter

by Miya T. Beck

Kai and Kishi share the same futon, the same face, and the same talent for pearl diving. But Kishi is the obedient da…

The Stars Did Wander Darkling

by Colin Meloy

Hold onto your seats! In his thrilling new horror story that is not for the faint of heart, Meloy takes his readers o…

Hot Dog (2023 Caldecott Medal Winner)

by Doug Salati

New York Times bestseller, and winner of the  2023 Caldecott Medal, this glowing and playful picture book features an…


by Matthew Cordell

Evergreen the squirrel is afraid of many things: thunder, hawks, and the dark paths of Buckthorn Forest. But when her…

The Cruel Prince

by Holly Black

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the t…

The Froggies Do NOT Want To Sleep

by Adam Gustavson

Why go to sleep when you could joust, or sing opera, or go for a nice drive through the countryside? The adorable ex…

I Kissed Shara Wheeler

by Casey McQuiston

Chloe Green has spent all of high school with one goal: to be valedictorian. Her only Obstacle? Perfect Prom Queen S…