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Pride Month (35 series)

All Families (Beacon)

People grow up in all kinds of families, which all have their own dynamics, challenges, and perspectives. This series describes several types of families and offers young readers ways of processing their families’ experiences and accepting their classmates’ situations.

Be the Change

An introduction to social activism for readers who want to make a change. The series shows how individual actions can bring about change at a local and an international level. It is both an account of successful campaigns and struggles and a toolkit to help readers turn their own passions into action. The books also show how different kinds of inequality and disadvantage connect, and the importance of intersectionality in campaigns for climate justice and social justice.

Bias in America

This series conveys to teen readers the sense of otherness that many Americans feel because of their race, religion, gender identity, etc. Books explore some of the ways people experience bias and how they are they affected by it. All books feature personal accounts and clear, thoughtful narrative.

Carlos Gomez

Loosely based on the artist’s childhood in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this graphic novel centers on Carlos Gomez and his family-the only Mexican family in their Midwestern town. (This graphic novel encompasses the intersectionality of LatinX, LGBTQ, and disability.)

Challenges for LGBTQ Teens

Members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community experience many problems, ranging from discrimination in schools to social isolation. Challenges for LGBTQ Teens explores the physical and mental effects of these problems, how these problems have a larger impact on society, and the ongoing efforts to provide support for the LGBTQ community.

Changing Families

American families are changing. New attitudes toward adoption, same-sex marriage, interracial relations, and more have influenced the makeup of families all across the nation. The Changing Families series helps young readers understand the experience of being part of a non-traditional family. Chapters examine the changes that are taking place, how young people within these families view themselves, and how they are affected by the views of outsiders. Each book also presents stories of well-known


Coping with elements of everyday life can be difficult for many adults and it can be doubly problematic for teens.Each detailed book contains valuable advice presented through straightforward and compassionate text, as well as facts and figures, statistics, and more. Readers will also find a list of 10 questions they can ask specialists, and Myths and Facts sections that dispel commonly believed falsehoods about the topic.

Defining Events of the Twenty-First Century

Defining Events of the Twenty-First Century examines some of the most important moments in pop culture, science, and society in the last few decades. From influential pop musicians to technological breakthroughs to tragic man-made and natural disasters, readers will explore a wide variety of key events and people, the context surrounding them, and how they affected our world.

Fragile Remedy

Sixteen-year-old Nate has spent most of his life hiding in The Withers-the destitute, quarantined slum across the river from the cosmopolitan Gathos City-dodging slave catchers and corrupt peacekeepers, avoiding chem fiends, and scavenging tech to sell at the market. But when his body begins rapidly degenerating, he must choose between working for a shadowy terrorist organization that has the means to keep him alive, or staying-and dying-with the boy he loves. Theme: LGBTQ+

Healthy Kids Canada (True North)  

Books in this series deliver key information about current issues facing Canadian kids, the impact that it has, and where to turn for help. Emphasis on how to deal with each issue, who to talk to, and what help is available.