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  
Book10 Things I Can See From HereLesbian, LGBTQ Fiction, Mental HealthSecondary

Maeve has heard it all before. She’s been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and as much as…

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BookA Family and Friend’s Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and StraightAllies, Coming OutSecondary

A Family and Friend’s Guide to Sexual Orientation helps individuals and families to bridge the divide between gay and straight,…

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DVDA Jihad for LoveLGBTQ MulticulturalSecondary

A documentary on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds.

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BookA Love Story Starring My Dead Best FriendLGBTQ FictionSecondary

For months, Cass has heard her best friend, Julia, whisper about a secret project. When Julia dies in a car…

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DVDA Marine StoryHomophobia, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary

Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy’s ass in a bar fight, but there’s one opponent she…

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BookA Really Nice Prom MessLGBTQ Experiences, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Cameron doesn’t want to go to prom. Not with his boyfriend, Shane, and definitely not with his fake date, Virginia.…

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BookA Safe Girl To LoveLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

Eleven unique short stories that stretch from a rural Canadian Mennonite town to a hipster gay bar in Brooklyn, featuring…

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BookA Vigil for Joe Rose: Stories of Being Out in High SchoolComing Out, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary, Senior Elementary

What is it like to be “out” in high school today? Is homophobia still rampant, or have things changed? How…

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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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BookAlex As WellGender Identity, Intersex, LGBTQ Fiction, Sexual OrientationSecondary

Alex is ready for things to change, in a big way. Everyone seems to think she’s a boy, but for…

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DVDAnyone and EveryoneParents of LGBTQ YouthSecondary, Senior Elementary

Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, parents discuss their experiences. Depicts families from such diverse backgrounds…

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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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BookAs I DescendedLesbian, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

From the acclaimed author of Lies We Tell Ourselves, Robin Talley, comes a Shakespeare-inspired story of revenge and redemption, where…

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BookBeastLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

A witty, wise, and heart-wrenching reimagining of Beauty and the Beast that will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan.…

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