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  
BookNone of the AboveGender Identity, Intersex, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she’s intersex . . . and what happens when her secret…

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BookNothing PinkLGBTQ Experiences, LGBTQ Fiction, LGBTQ ReligionSecondary

The first Sunday at his Father’s new church, Vincent meets Robert, and what was previously a spiritual crisis becomes physical.…

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BookOctober Mourning: A Song for Matthew ShepardGay, Homophobia, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming…

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BookOliver Button Is a SissyGender Identity, Homophobia, LGBTQ Picture BooksPrimary Elementary

Even though Oliver doesn’t win first prize at a talent show, his parents and classmates cease their jeering of his…

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BookOne Man GuyGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant. Everyone knows that Armenians…

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BookOne Teacher in 10, Second EditionLGBTQ TeachersAll Grades

From the director of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) comes a new collection of accounts by openly gay…

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BookOpenly StraightGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else. Rafe is a normal teenager from…

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DVDOut in the SilenceBullying, Gay, LGBTQ YouthSecondary

Out In the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson s…

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BookPromposalGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Prom should be one of the most memorable nights of your life. But for Camilla and Joshua, some elaborate promposals…

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BookQueer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for TeensComing Out, LGBTQ Experiences, LGBTQ Youth, QuestioningSecondary

Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay,…

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BookQueering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and SchoolingElementary Schools, LGBTQ Issues in EducationPrimary Elementary, Junior Elementary, Senior Elementary

Queering Elementary Education is not about teaching kids to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or straight. ItOs not part of a…

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BookRage: A Love StoryLesbian, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

A National Book Award Finalist offers an intense portrait of an abusive relationship. Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to…

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BookRamona BlueLesbian, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

From Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ and Side Effects May Vary, comes another fearless…

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BookRead Me Like A BookLesbian, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

The first YA novel from bestselling author Liz Kessler, Read Me Like A Book is a brave, honest and vital coming-out story…

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DVDSchool’s Out!Homophobia, LGBTQ YouthSecondary, Junior Elementary, Senior Elementary

Washroom graffiti, protest buttons and music by popular alternative band The Breeders punctuate often funny, always intelligent and honest observations…

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