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  
BookThe Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and VirtueGay, LGBTQ Fiction
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A hilarious and swashbuckling stand-alone teen historical fiction novel, named one of summer’s 20 must-read books by Entertainment Weekly! A young…

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BookThe Great American WhateverGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

From the award-winning author of Five, Six, Seven, Nate! and Better Nate Than Ever comes “a Holden Caulfield for a new generation” (Kirkus Reviews,…

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DVDThe Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in LoveLGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary

An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all…

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DVDThe Matthew Shepard StoryHomophobia, LGBTQ Experiences, Parents of LGBTQ YouthSecondary

Killed in a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. In this critically-acclaimed,…

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BookThe Miseducation of Cameron PostLesbian, LGBTQ Fiction, LGBTQ ReligionSecondary

Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, emily m. danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a powerful and widely acclaimed…

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BookThe Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and ProfessionalsParents of Trans Youth, Trans Experiences, Trans YouthAll Grades

This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their…

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BookThe You I’ve Never KnownLesbian, LGBTQ Fiction, Sexual OrientationSecondary

For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a…

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DVDTransamericaTrans Parents, Transgender, TransphobiaSecondary

A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway…

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BookTransition: The Story of How I Became a ManGender Identity, Trans Experiences, Trans YouthSecondary

At first, America knew the only child of Sonny and Cher as Chastity, the cherubic little girl who appeared on…

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BookTrue Letters from a Fictional LifeComing Out, LGBTQ Fiction, Sexual OrientationSecondary

If you asked anyone in his small Vermont town, they’d tell you the facts: James Liddell, star athlete, decent student,…

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BookTwo Boys KissingGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Based on true events—and narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS—Two Boys Kissing…

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BookUncle Bobby’s WeddingLGBTQ FamiliesPrimary Elementary, Junior Elementary

Bobby and Jamie are getting married, but Bobby’s niece Chloe is worried that she won’t be his favorite person anymore.…

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BookUnderstanding Gay and Lesbian Youth: Lessons for Straight School Teachers, Counselors, and AdministratorsLGBTQ Issues in Education, LGBTQ YouthAll Grades

Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth assists the classroom teacher, school counselor, and administrator in relating to gay and lesbian youth…

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BookWhatever.: or how junior year became totally f$@ckedComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

It’s like the apocalypse came, only instead of nuclear bombs and zombies, Mike gets school participation, gay thoughts, and mother-effin’…

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BookWhen Love Comes to TownComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

The year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in-crowd…

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