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Books for students, teachers, parents and YOU


In time for the new school year, here are books you’ll find in the library covering parenting and family relationships, children and teens, and of course school. Fall programs at The Library are being scheduled now and are sure to be of interest to all ages.

In September, our Fall 2017 Blueprint Program guide will be published which gives more details. Pick one up at any of our locations or by going online at www.dcls.org

And remember, with a library card, a world of reading, listening and watching opens up for you.

Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is, by Abigail Garner “A nationally recognized family rights activist offers a much-needed book of first-person accounts, guidance, and consciousness-raising for gay parents and their families.” (publication summary)

Family Outing, by Chaz Bono “The daughter of Sonny and Cher presents a comprehensive guide to the coming-out process,interweaving her personal story with those of other gays and lesbians of various backgrounds to detail the stages, difficulties, and rewards of coming out.” (publication summary)

Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know About Navigating Home, School, and Safety In Their Neighborhoods, by Michael Shelton “Despite the progress made in gay rights, LGBT people are still at high risk of being victimized. While the national focus remains on the mistreatment of gay people in schools, the reality is that LGBT families also face hostility in various settings--professional, recreational, and social. Family Pride is the first book for queer parents, families, and allies that emphasizes community safety. Michael Shelton offers concrete strategies that LGBT families can use to intervene in and resolve difficult community issues, teach their children resiliency skills, and find safe and respectful programs for their children.” (from publisher)

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens, by Kelly Huegel “Describes the challenges faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens and offers practical advice, real-life experiences, and accessible resources and support groups.” (publication summary)

Life At School And In The Community, by Richard Worth “Discusses problems that GLBT students may face in school and offers stories of inspirational teens who have won court cases and started organizations to make their school safer and more accepting.” (publication summary)

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising A Fabulous Gender Creative Son, by Lori Duron “This is Lori Duron’s account of her and her family's adventures raising a gender-

creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu. C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff, really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right.” (publication summary)

Transgender Children And Youth: Cultivating Pride And Joy With Families In Transition, by Elijah C. Nealy “Elijah C. Nealy, a therapist and former deputy executive director of New York City's LGBT Community Center, and himself a trans man, has written the first-ever comprehensive guide to understanding, supporting, and welcoming trans kids. Covering everything from family life to school and mental health issues, as well as the physical, social, and emotional aspects of transition, this book is full of best practices to support trans kids.” (publication summary)