As Ramona enters third grade, her father returns to college to become an art teacher. Having a working mother and a student father is tough on the family, but the Quimbys stick together through good times and bad. For grades 3-6 and older Cleary fans. 1981.
DBC16910 I Want a Pony [#1, Pony pals] by Betancourt, Jeanne
Lulu wants a pony. If she had a pony, staying with her grandmother wouldn't be so bad. She finds a wounded pony, but will she be able to save the beautiful animal? For grades 3-6. 1994.
DB082042 The Strangers: The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 4 by West, Jacqueline
When a crucial object goes missing, twelve-year-old Olive and her friends need to decide how to retrieve it. They must put their faith in a strange and dangerous magic, their odd new neighbors, or someone even worse. For grades 4-7. 2013.
DB085808 The best man by Peck, Richard
Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod start dating, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.
DB093290 Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world by Blake, Ashley Herring
Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2018.
DBC08405 The rightful owner by Stuart, Jesse
Story of young boy's love for a lost dog. For grades 5-8. 1960.
DB054577 Crossing Jordan by Fogelin, Adrian
Twelve-year-old Cass of Tallahassee, Florida, meets her new African American neighbor, Jemmie. Despite their families' prejudices, they build a strong friendship around shared enthusiasms for running and reading. For grades 5-8. 2000.
DBC00238 Boy Meets Boy by Levithan, David
When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he's found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. But Paul's not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right. For junior and senior high.
DB086041 Pride : : celebrating diversity & community by Stevenson, Robin
Overview of the celebration of Pride Day worldwide every June. Discusses why GLBT--gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender--people and their supporters come together to celebrate diversity and equality. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.
DB072068 The Case of the Gypsy Good-bye [#6, An Enola Holmes Mystery] by Springer, Nancy
Fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes--Sherlock's much-younger sister--tackles two mysteries: finding the missing Lady Blanchefleur, who disappeared in the seedy underbelly of nineteenth-century London, and deciphering a message from her own estranged mother. Conclusion to the series. For grades 6-9. 2010.
DB084488 Lily and Dunkin by Gephart, Donna
Lily Jo, born Timothy, knows she is a girl, but it's difficult to get people to understand that in eighth grade, especially her father. New kid Norbert is bipolar and keeps a secret. The two find acceptance with each other and forge a special friendship. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2016.
DB069924 Box Out by Coy, John
Catholic high school sophomore Liam is thrilled when he's asked to move up to the varsity basketball team. But Liam jeopardizes his new position by taking a stand against the coach for leading prayers before games and for enforcing teamwide participation in religious fellowship sessions. For grades 6-9. 2008.
DB089604 You're welcome, universe by Gardner, Whitney
After Julia is expelled from the Kingston School for the Deaf for graffiti, her two moms send her to a suburban school and restrict her access to paint supplies. As her illegal tagging continues, someone begins adding things to her graffiti. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
DB065143 Seven Days at the Hot Corner by Trueman, Terry
While playing in his senior-year baseball tournament, Scott Latimer is dismayed, then panicked, when his best friend Travis Adams confesses that he is gay. Scott must wait seven days to learn whether he became HIV positive after handling Travis's nosebleed. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.
DB075897 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Chbosky, Stephen
1991. High school freshman Charlie shares his observations in letters to someone he doesn't know. After befriending Patrick, who is gay, and Patrick's stepsister Sam, Charlie becomes more involved in the world around him. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. For High School and older. 1999.
DBC06687 Fairy Tales for Modern Queers by Reed, Emily
Classic fairy tales reimagined for modern queers. You've never heard stories like this at bedtime. For high school and adult readers.
DBC00273 Brooklyn Burning by Brezenoff, Steve
It's summer and sixteen-year old Kid can only think of running away. When Kid makes his way to the streets of Brooklyn, she finds the home amidst the empty warehouses, abandoned tunnels and rooftops- a place that accepts him, no questions asked. Over the course of two summers, Kid expresses her sadness, losses, and strengths through music, and in his unlikely friendships. He falls hopelessly in love with Scout but nearly loses everything on the streets of Brooklyn. Some violence and strong language. For high school and older readers. 2011.
DBC00194 Stealing Bases by Key, Anne
All Charley Lemain wants in the world is to play softball well enough to get into UT and to hang with her bestie Kaylee. That's why it sucks so hard when she tears her rotator cuff and has to spend most of her senior year not playing, not practicing, not doing much of anything but watching Kaylee cheer and flirt with her quarterback boyfriend. Charley needs to figure out what's going on in her body, in her life, and most importantly, in her heart. Some strong language. For high school and adult.
DBC00359 Jumped In by Flores-Scott, Patrick
In the two years since his mother left him with his grandparents in Des Moines, Washington, Sam has avoided making friends and perfected the art of being a slacker, but being paired with a frightening new student for a slam poetry unit transforms his life. Some strong language. For high school readers. 2014.