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Second Trans on the Moon

Trans Awareness Week Series: Day #5 Previous Posts: How the Fox Became by Fox Benwell Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.) by Kyle Lukoff  ARE YOU: An elementary school librarian A resident of the United States [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Guest Blogs, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on Second Trans on the Moon

How to Build a Safe Space for LGBTQIA+ Teens via Books

I wasn't planning on posting this resource this week. And then, well, this election happened. As a queer teen, I am more scared than I have ever been in this country. And I'm white. My friends who are LGBTQIA+ and people of color... they're terrified. We need safe spaces now more than ever. I know [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Archive, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on How to Build a Safe Space for LGBTQIA+ Teens via Books

Bi YA Reads Bookmarks

Introducing.....Bi YA Reads bookmarks! What: rad double-sided bookmarks with 15 of our fave Bi YA books. Who: anyone is free to use/print these out! Why: Our main goal for these was to develop a resource that librarians and booksellers can put in their teen section. Bookmarks and other hand outs are a great way to [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Archive, Fun Things, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on Bi YA Reads Bookmarks

LGBTQIA+ Books and Libraries: Helping Queer Kids Find the Stories They Need

by Amanda MacGregor I’ve worked in the book field for 16 years. I’ve worked as the children’s lead bookseller at Barnes & Noble; at The Children’s Book Shop, an independent bookstore in Brookline, Massachusetts; as a children’s librarian; in a high school library; and as a librarian in a public library. I’ve been reviewing YA [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on LGBTQIA+ Books and Libraries: Helping Queer Kids Find the Stories They Need

If You Haven’t Seen

by Edith Campbell Back in October 2015 my daughter shared news with me about the book Large Fears by Myles Johnson and Kendrick Daye and I was so excited that I posted about it on FaceBook. I was easily engaged by the artwork and intrigued by the story of a young black boy who daydreamed [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on If You Haven’t Seen

What’s Your Queery? Advocacy & Inclusivity in Teen Library Services

by Candice  Happy LGBTQIA Heritage Month and happy 5th anniversary, Gay YA!! I am so honored to have been invited to contribute to Gay YA’s awesome Pride Month and anniversary blogathon! As the President of the Young Adult Library Services Association and the Senior Librarian of systemwide Teen Services at the Los Angeles Public Library, [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on What’s Your Queery? Advocacy & Inclusivity in Teen Library Services

On Creating the “Perfect” Booklist for a GLBTIQ Course

by Robin Kurz This summer, after two institutions and four years, I finally have the opportunity to design and teach a GLBTIQ course for library science students. Since it’s a “resources and services” course, I’m able to incorporate books rather heavily into the syllabus. I have taught a variety of these sorts of courses (from [...]

By | June 11th, 2016|Archive, Blogathon 2016, Guest Blogs, Teachers & Librarians|Comments Off on On Creating the “Perfect” Booklist for a GLBTIQ Course