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  • Collection: Freedom to Read

Julian is a Mermaid

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"Told with minimal text, the joyous illustrations do the bulk of the work as we meet beautiful Julian, a young boy who loves mermaids. He loves them so much he feels he is one. When he reveals his true self to his Nana there is a perfect…

I am Jazz

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"This enlightening autobiographical picture book tells the story of a transgender child who knew from the time she was two that despite her physical body she wasn't really a boy. Young Jazz was passionate about her love of mermaids, dancing,…

The Hate U Give

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"Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two very different worlds: one is her home in a poor black urban neighborhood; the other is the tony suburban prep school she attends and the white boy she dates there. Her bifurcated life changes dramatically when…

Thirteen Reasons why

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"Everything affects everything," declares Hannah Baker, who killed herself two weeks ago. After her death, Clay Jensen--who had a crush on Hannah--finds seven cassette tapes in a brown paper package on his doorstep. Listening to the tapes, Hannah…

When everything Feels Like the Movies

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"Gr 10 Up--Reid introduces readers to Jude, a gay teen who fantasizes about being a movie star. Jude, who has been given the nickname Judy by some classmates, is fairly comfortable with his sexual orientation as well as his desire to wear his…

This One Summer

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"This graphic novel captures Rose's summer on the cusp of adolescence, caught between her younger friend's childish interests and the compelling (but confusing) adult world. Episodic vignettes, contextualizing flashbacks, and Rose's own musings-all…

Spycatcher

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In this book Wright talks about his time serving in the security service MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5), which is a British domestic counter-intelligence and security agency. He states that he was assigned to unmask Roger Hollis, a former MI5…

Daddy’s Roommate

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This book was one of the first children's books to portray homosexuality in a positive light. It tells the story of one boys divorced father who now lives with his life partner. The two men do the same things heterosexual couples do such as take care…

Gossip Girl

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This book in the first in a series that revolves around the lives and romances of the privileged teenagers at the Constance Billard School for Girls, an elite private school in New York City's Upper East Side. The books primarily focus on the best…