Identity and Literature

Did you know that the Upper School Library has over 50 novels with a LGBTQIA* focus?

For example, we have the novel More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera, in the which the protagonist is struggling with the death of his father, the absence of his girlfriend, and his newfound friendship with a boy named Thomas.

Or how about a female protagonist in Everything Leads to You, by Nina LaCour. This novel is set in Hollywood, and tells the tale of Emi, a set designer who always goes back to the same girl and the same relationship…that is, until Ava arrives on the scene.

A deeply moving book about a 1998 brutal hate crime and murder is October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, written by Lesléa Newman. It’s a series of 68 poems; monologues from different perspectives on the death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year old college student.


If you’d like to know more about these or other LGBTQIA titles we have for you to read, click on the catalogue icon (on the right), type in LGBT, and select the ‘keyword’ search. The list will be there for your perusal.

Of course you can also speak to Ms Holm about finding a good read!



*LGBTQIA – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual
Also known as LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQ+

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