Media Resources

This is a list of books and DVDs that we have found to be helpful resources. You can sort the list by clicking on the various categories or grade levels. Click on the Read More button for more details. If you think we are missing a resource, please contact swilliams@kwcounselling.com and we will look into adding it.

Type Title Categories Grade Level Description  
BookA Name on the Quilt : A Story of RemembranceGay, LGBTQ Families, LGBTQ Picture BooksPrimary Elementary

Lauren misses the feeling of Uncle Ron’s hand in hers as they skated across the ice together. She misses visiting…

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BookAbsolutely Positively NotComing Out, Gay, QuestioningSecondary

16 year old Steven tries to cover the fact that he is gay. He buys Playboy, hangs photos of women…

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BookAdamComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Adam is a delightful sixteen-year-old who does well in school and spends his spare time practising the cello. Or that’s…

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BookAnything Could HappenComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Tretch Farm lives in a very small town where everybody’s in everybody else’s business. Which makes it hard for him…

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BookBeyond CluelessGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Marty Sullivan’s life ends, basically, when her parents enroll her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile,…

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DVDBrokeback MountainComing Out, Gay, Homophobia, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee comes an epic American love story, Brokeback Mountain, the winner of the Golden Lion…

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DVDDaddy and PapaGay, LGBTQ Families, LGBTQ ParentsSecondary, Senior Elementary

Looks at some of the complex issues surrounding gay fatherhood — the effect of sexual orientation on children, the dilemma…

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BookDraw the LineGay, Homophobia, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to…

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BookFan ArtGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

A sweet contemporary romance about a boy who falls in love with his best friend and the girls who help…

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BookFrannie and TruComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Perfect for fans of Prep and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Frannie and Tru is a dazzling YA debut about a transformative summer in…

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BookGay, Lesbian, And Transgender Issues In Education: Programs, Policies, And PracticesBisexual, Elementary Schools, Gay, Lesbian, LGBTQ Issues in Education, Safe Spaces, Secondary Schools, Teachers, TransgenderAll Grades

Understand the challenges from the voices involved—today’s LGBT youth AND the leading educators and scholars in the field! Gay, Lesbian,…

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BookHistory Is All You Left MeGay, LGBTQ Fiction, Mental HealthSecondary

From the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not comes an explosive examination of grief, mental illness,…

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BookHold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper StoryGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Watch out, ex-boyfriends, and get out of the way, homophobic coaches. Tiny Cooper has something to say—and he’s going to…

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BookHonestly BenGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

In the companion to Openly Straight, Ben confronts pressure at school, repression at home, and his passion for two very…

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BookI’ll Give You the SunGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

At first, Jude and her twin brother are NoahandJude; inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the…

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