Making the Moment

By (photographer): Daniel Lastres

Diva is about to walk her first ball, and she is feeling nervous and excited! With the help of friends, icons, and legends from House of Siriano and the Toronto ballroom community, Diva calms her nerves, collects her courage, and claims her 10s.

Who by Fire

Dame Polara has spent her adult life in the shadow of her father, a shady private investigator. Now, she must rely on the skills he taught her if she’s to protect herself and the people she cares about most.

It's a They!

In this board book told in simple rhyming verse, siblings use gender-neutral pronouns to welcome a new baby into the family. Accompanied by adorable photos, this text depicts a much-loved baby who will decide their gender when they're ready—and will be loved no matter what.

Nights Too Short to Dance

René, a trans man, confronts age and illness on a winter’s night. Charismatic as ever, he is surrounded by friends and lovers. They look back over a century of struggle—Stonewall, the AIDS epidemic—and realize it’s not over. But neither is the love. Blais, a queer literary icon, brings to life pivotal moments in the fight for queer rights.

Pride and Persistence

The activists between these pages have stood up for the queer community, whether on their own behalf or in support of people they love. Some made a difference by confronting injustice; others dared to be fully themselves.

Semi-Detached

Semi-Detached is a love story that spans time and crosses classes to explore the meaning of home. Set during two paralyzing ice storms (one in 1944 and one in 2013) that are connected by a murder, a house, and the real estate agent who pieces the puzzle together.

Ghost Girl

Illustrated By: Alyssa Waterbury

In this partially illustrated early chapter book, ten-year-old nonbinary Sly works to solve riddles and locate the spell that can save them, their grandmother and a ghost girl from being stuck forever in an enchanted mirror.

Wish Upon a Satellite

The glaciers are melting and the climate crisis is on everyone's mind, but nothing shakes the foundations of non-binary teen Ciel’s world more than sharing an unexpected kiss with their best friend, Stephie.

The Light of You

Illustrated By: Van Binfa

The Light of You is a story about the anticipation of a baby’s arrival. A transgender dad shares the love and hope of the community around him as the baby inside him prepares to make its journey to the light. 

Metatron's Children

Illustrated By: Sydney Kuhne

Meet Yren: a 12 year-old Black, non-binary kid growing up in the safety of The Village during the time After the Fall. Yren never wanted to be special, but the Universe had other plans. Exploring these strange and exciting new powers will take Yren outside the safety of the life they’ve known and into a perilous adventure.

Noodin's Perfect Day

Illustrated By: Rhael McGregor

Noodin, a nonbinary Anishnaabe kid, plans to spend their day reading and eating pancakes - until they unexpectedly get saddled with babysitting duties. A hunt for amusements and snacks ensues, taking them across the city to meet many friends - human and animal.

The Magic Shell

Pigeon Pea has a lot of questions about their family and ancestors one afternoon. Auntie entrusts them with a magic cowrie shell that whisks Pigeon Pea back in time and across continents to visit with their great-great-great-great-great-great grandmothers and others, including their orisha.

The Ooze

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, queer trans teen Bran tries to uncover what is causing everyone around him to start acting so violently.