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  
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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BookHonor Girl: A Graphic MemoirLesbian, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep…

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BookHow Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of IdentityGender Identity, LGBTQ Fiction, Sexual OrientationSecondary

A girl thought to be a boy steals her sister’s skirt, while a boy thought to be a girl refuses…

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BookI Am JLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

A powerful and inspiring story about a transgender teen’s struggle to find his own path — and love his true…

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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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BookIf I Was Your GirlLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

A big-hearted, groundbreaking novel about being seen for who you really are, and a love story you can’t help but…

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DVDIf These Walls Could Talk 2Homophobia, Human Rights, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary, Senior Elementary

Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.

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BookIf You Could Be MineLesbian, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and…

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DVDImagine Me & YouLGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary

A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride’s family…

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DVDIn My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents.LGBTQ FamiliesSecondary, Senior Elementary

A youth-produced film profiling five youth with LGBT parents. Directed by Jen Gilomen and created by the COLAGE Youth Leadership…

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DVDIn Other WordsBullying, LanguageSecondary, Senior Elementary

This video explores the origins of homophobic language, name-calling and words, how young people feel about them, and how to…

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BookIt Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth LivingGay, Lesbian, LGBTQ Youth, Sexual OrientationSecondary

Every story can change a life. Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this…

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BookIt Looks Like ThisGay, LGBTQ Fiction, Sexual OrientationSecondary

A new state, a new city, a new high school. Mike’s father has already found a new evangelical church for…

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