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Image 10,000 Dresses
(32 Pages) Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true! This gorgeous picture book—a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside—will delight people of all ages.
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Image A place I've never been
(194 Pages) A gay man's concern with AIDS draws him apart from his female friend, in the title story in this collection of tales about the struggles of homosexual relationships in a heterosexual world
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Image A Tale of Two Daddies
(42 Pages) A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.
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Image A Tale of Two Daddies
(42 Pages) A young girl describes how her two daddies help her through her day, including her poppa cooking eggs and toast, her daddy fixing her knee when she is hurt, and both fathers being there for her when she needs love.
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Image A Tale of Two Mommies
(40 Pages) A young boy describes how his two mothers take care of him, from fishing, to coaching t-ball, to comforting him when he is upset.
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Image Abide with Me: A Novel
(350 Pages) Explores the bonds of love and friendship through the eyes of Raymond Tyler, Jr., who faces a setback in both his successful career and his relationship, and Nicole Springer, who relocates to New York to pursue her acting career and reevaluates her marria
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Image Affinity
(368 Pages) “Gothic tale, psychological study, puzzle narrative…This is gripping, astute fiction that feeds the mind and senses.”—The Seattle Times An upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women’s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London’s grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work. Amongst Millbank’s murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by on apparently innocent inmate, the enigmatic spiritualist Selina Dawes. Selina was imprisoned after a séance she was conducting went horribly awry, leaving an elderly matron dead and a young woman deeply disturbed. Although initially skeptical of Selina’s gifts, Margaret is soon drawn into a twilight world of ghosts and shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions, until she is at last driven to concoct a desperate plot to secure Selina’s freedom, and her own. As in her noteworthy deput, Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters brilliantly evokes the sights and smells of a moody and beguiling nineteenth-century London, and proves herself yet again a storyteller, in the words of the New York Times Book Review, of "startling power."
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Image All Families are Special
(32 Pages) Students in Mrs. Mack's class describe their families--big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none--and learn why every family is special and important.
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Image Almost History: A Novel
(409 Pages) American diplomat Jim Goodall struggles with his homosexuality for three decades, walking a fine line between his public and private personas
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Image Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence
(288 Pages) Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, LeslÉa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.
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Image American Dreamer: Dreamers
(384 Pages) "No one ever said big dreams come easy for Nesto Vasquez, moving his Afro-Caribbean food truck from New York City to the wilds of Upstate New York is a huge gamble. If it works? He'll be a big fish in a little pond. If it doesn't? He'll have to give up the hustle and return to the day job he hates. He's got six months to make it happen--the last thing he needs is a distraction. Jude Fuller is proud of the life he's built on the banks of Cayuga Lake. He has a job he loves and good friends. It's safe. It's quiet. And it's damn lonely. Until he tries Ithaca's most-talked-about new lunch spot and works up the courage to flirt with the handsome owner. Soon he can't get enough--of Nesto's food, or of Nesto. For the first time in his life, Jude can finally taste the kind of happiness that's always been just out of reach. An opportunity too good to pass up could mean a way to stay together and an incredible future for them both...if Nesto can remember happiness isn't always measured by business success. And if Jude can overcome his past and trust his man will never let him down."--Back cover.
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Image American Fairytale
(352 Pages) "Tireless Jamaican-Cuban social worker Milo Briggs meets American-Dominican heartthrob Thomas Hughes at a fund-raising gala for homeless LGBTQ youth, and soon they escape the boring speeches for a sizzling encounter in a side room. The Monday following their steamy hookup, Milo learns that his domestic violence support organization has just received a huge donation--from Tom, who planned it before he ever met Milo"--Publishers Weekly, 2019.
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Image American Studies
(275 Pages) A witty look at gay life over the last fifty years focuses on Reeve, a hospitalized sixty-two-year-old gay man, who thinks back to his college years and his troubled relationship with famed literary scholar Tom Slater. A first novel. Tour.
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Image American Studies
(275 Pages) A witty look at gay life over the last fifty years focuses on Reeve, a hospitalized sixty-two-year-old gay man, who thinks back to his college years and his troubled relationship with famed literary scholar Tom Slater. A first novel. Tour.
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Image American Sweethearts
(336 Pages) "Inclusive, optimistic, and scorching, this romance sends the series out on a high note." --Publishers Weekly, starred review Award-winning author Adriana Herrera delivers hot romance and social justice in equal measure in this sexy contemporary read. Juan Pablo Campos doesn't do regrets. He's living the dream as a physical therapist with his beloved New York Yankees. He has the best friends and family in the world and simply no time to dwell on what could've been. Except when it comes to Priscilla, the childhood friend he's loved for what seems like forever. New York City police detective Priscilla Gutierrez has never been afraid to go after what she wants. Second guessing herself isn't a thing she does. But lately, the once-clear vision she had for herself--her career, her relationships, her life--is no longer what she wants. What she especially doesn't want is to be stuck on a private jet to the Dominican Republic with JuanPa, the one person who knows her better than anyone else. By the end of a single week in paradise, the love/hate thing JuanPa and Pris have been doing for sixteen years has risen to epic proportions. No one can argue their connection is still there. And they can both finally admit--if only to themselves--they've always been a perfect match. The future they dreamed of together is still within reach...if they can just accept each other as they are. Dreamers Book 1: American Dreamer Book 2: American Fairytale Book 3: American Love Story Book 4: American Sweethearts Book 5: American Christmas
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Image And Tango Makes Three
(32 Pages) At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.
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Image Anything that Loves: Comics Beyond "gay" and "straight"
(197 Pages) "From confessional, personal accounts to erotic flights of fancy to undersea identity politics, this collection of comics invites the reader to step outside of the categories and explore the wild and wonderful uncharted territory between "gay" and "straight"--Page 4 of cover.
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Image Anything that Loves: Comics Beyond "gay" and "straight"
(197 Pages) "From confessional, personal accounts to erotic flights of fancy to undersea identity politics, this collection of comics invites the reader to step outside of the categories and explore the wild and wonderful uncharted territory between "gay" and "straight"--Page 4 of cover.
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Image Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z: A Novel
(242 Pages) Delighted when she lands a job with the eminent Flower Poet Z., Annabelle G., an aspiring young poet, soon realizes that she has acquired the mentor from hell instead of finding a meaningful relationship and learns more than she wants to about Z.'s dysfunctional family, adultery, and backstabbing. A first novel. 17,500 first printing.
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Image Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z: A Novel
(242 Pages) Delighted when she lands a job with the eminent Flower Poet Z., Annabelle G., an aspiring young poet, soon realizes that she has acquired the mentor from hell instead of finding a meaningful relationship and learns more than she wants to about Z.'s dysfunctional family, adultery, and backstabbing. A first novel. 17,500 first printing.
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Image Battle Scars
(243 Pages) Ray McKenna returns from the war in Iraq to find that she has attained unwanted celebrity status back home. As the only surviving American soldier of a well-publicized hostage crisis, she is the center of attention at a time when all she wants is solitude. Struggling to overcome the fear and anxiety that plague her, she relies on her psychiatric therapy dog Jagger to help her through the vicious symptoms of PTSD. Veterinarian Dr. Carly Warner hasn't yet figured out how to open her heart to the possibility of falling in love again after the death of her longtime partner. When Ray walks into the North Coast Veterinary Clinic with Jagger, she and Carly begin a friendship that takes them both by surprise. Brought together by their shared love of dogs, Ray and Carly discover that they are both capable of moving forward, if only they are brave enough to try--Publisher's description.
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Image Be who You are
(32 Pages) Nick was born in a boy's body, but has always felt like a girl inside. Nick's family supports him when he says he no longer wants to be called a boy or dress like a boy; "Always remember to be who you are Nick. Remember that we love you, and we are so proud of you." (p. 17). Nick's parents find a group for families like theirs. With their support, Nick expresses a desire to be addressed as "she," and then to be named "Hope." Based on the author's experiences with her children.
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Image Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
(271 Pages) The award-winning author of The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind presents the story of teen DJ Gabe, a transgendered youth who knows himself to be a boy trapped in a girl's body and whose efforts to gain acceptance are threatened by a violent gang of bullies. Original.
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Image Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
(271 Pages) The award-winning author of The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind presents the story of teen DJ Gabe, a transgendered youth who knows himself to be a boy trapped in a girl's body and whose efforts to gain acceptance are threatened by a violent gang of bullies. Original.
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Image Behind the Pine Curtain
(268 Pages) Jacqueline Keys was ostracized from her small hometown of Pine Springs, Texas when she was seventeen, sent away because she was gay. Her family was the largest employer in the county, owning Pine Springs Lumber, and her father was mayor of this small town. Her mother could not accept the fact that her only child was gay, could not tolerate the gossip about her family. So, with a hundred dollars in her pocket and a one-way bus ticket out of town, Jacqueline was told not to come back until she had come to her senses. And that included being prepared to marry the son of a business associate of the family. Fifteen years later--long after she'd hitch-hiked to Los Angeles, long after she'd worked nights to put herself through college, and long after she'd written her first best seller, No Place For Family--Jacqueline is persuaded to go back to the tiny town of Pine Springs after her father's death. The quick trip she'd envisioned for the funeral turns into weeks as she learns her father's business is suddenly hers to manage. And she is also again face-to-face with the woman who, as a teen, had been Jackie's first crush. She and Kay had been inseparable as kids, and later as teens. They find themselves falling back into their old habits, and Jackie is soon fighting the same feelings she'd had when she was seventeen. But living behind the pine curtain, Kay is afraid of her love for Jackie, afraid of what her family will say, afraid of how the town will react. Jackie refuses to hide, refuses to crawl back into the closet, so once again, she leaves Pine Springs . . . alone.
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Image Being Emily
(210 Pages) Chris knows that he was meant to be Emily, but his parents and therapist think he is simply sick, however a substitute therapist and a new friend named Natalie give Chris hope of making his outside match his inside.
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Image Blue Is the Warmest Color
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
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