canadian · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · juvenile · lgbtqia content · mental health

REVIEW: Ciel by Sophie Labelle

The Official Description: Ciel is excited to start high school. A gender non-conforming trans kid, Ciel has a YouTube channel and dreams of getting a better camera to really make a mark. Ciel can always rely on their best friend, Stephie, a trans girl who also happens to be a huge nerd, but their friendship… Continue reading REVIEW: Ciel by Sophie Labelle

coming out · historical · juvenile · lgbtqia content · mystery · part of series · suspense · young adult

REVIEW: The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner

The Official Description: While out fishing one bright summer day, fifteen-year-old Tommy Oakley is startled to spy what appears to be a giant fish surfacing in the inlet near Mulberry Island. Confused and a little fearful, he returns to Bayside, the tiny village where he lives, and recruits Wendy to help him solve the mystery.… Continue reading REVIEW: The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner

diverse characters · juvenile · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author

REVIEW: The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean

The Official Description: "Sometimes I have trouble filling out tests when the name part feels like a test too. . . . When I write letters, I love that you have to read all of my thoughts and stories before I say any name at all. You have to make it to the very end to… Continue reading REVIEW: The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean

juvenile · lgbtqia content

REVIEW: Freeda The Frog and The Two Mommas Next Door

The Official Description: This is the 5th book in the series, and addresses gay parents, and explains to kids that parents are not necessarily always just a man and a woman. In this book, the tadpoles make a new friend named Jessica, who has two mommas. The tadpoles learn that there are many different types… Continue reading REVIEW: Freeda The Frog and The Two Mommas Next Door

5 stars · juvenile

REVIEW: Princess Kevin by Michael Escoffier

The Official Description: This year, Kevin is going to the school costume show as a princess. His costume is perfect but he knows that the best costumes are authentic. So he is outraged that none of the knights will partner with him and complete the look. Things don't go quite a smoothly as he planned. Next year,… Continue reading REVIEW: Princess Kevin by Michael Escoffier