A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities BookRegular price £15.99 Sale price £14.39
Reading level - 13 to 16 years.
In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and JR Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world!
Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples.
A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!
|Author||Mady G & J.R. Zuckerberg
A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns BookRegular price £6.99 Sale price £6.29
Reading level - 13 to 17 years.
Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace.
The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world.
A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!
Beyond the Gender Binary BookRegular price £6.99 Sale price £6.29
Reading level - 12 to 17 years.
Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists.
In this instalment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full colour.
Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression.
The only limit is your imagination.
Bi the Way - The Bisexual Guide to Life BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
Reading level - 12 years and up.
Whether you are openly bisexual, still figuring things out or just interested in learning more about bisexuality, Bi the Way is your essential guide to understanding and embracing bisexuality.
With first-hand accounts from bi advocates, it includes practical tips and guidance on topics including dating, sex, biphobia, bi-erasure, coming out, activism and gender identity, demystifying a community that is often erased or overlooked.
Rallying, honest and powerfully written, this must-read book is a manifesto for bisexual people everywhere and will empower you to live your most authentic bisexual life.
"Bi the Way is the friendly introduction to all things bi that the world has needed for so long! Lois writes in an accessible, engaging, and informed way throughout, including helpful quotes from many other bi, pan, and queer people about their experiences and the ways in which their sexualities intersect with other aspects of their identities. If you've noticed yourself being attracted to more than one gender and want to explore what language to use, how to navigate outness and dating, and where to find community and support, this is absolutely the book for you."
Meg-John Barker, author of Sexuality: A Graphic Guide and How to Understand Your Sexuality
Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? - A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals BookRegular price £8.99 Sale price £8.09
For age 7 years and up.
Kit, a 12 year old who identifies as a boy, explains all about gender variance, the experience of medical transition and how his family, friends and school can support him. This illustrated introduction to gender diversity will be a helpful guide and discussion starter for children 11+, as well as for older readers.
Meet Kit - a 12 year old undergoing medical transition - as he talks about gender and the different ways it can be explored. He explains what it is like to transition and how his friends, family and teachers can help through talking, listening and being proactive.
With illustrations throughout, this is an ideal way to start conversations about gender diversity in the classroom or at home and suitable for those working in professional services and settings. The book also includes a useful list of recommended reading, organisations and websites for further information and support.
'A much needed piece of work! The pedagogies outlined in this book have made a positive, significant difference to the lives of young trans people in our schools. By following the practical strategies we can together begin the journey to inclusion. This guide will help you take the first steps to educate and then support you to create an environment that actively celebrates gender diversity! A definite go-to-guide for all schools.'
- Dr Elly Barnes MBE, CEO of Educate & Celebrate
Author: Sarah Savage and Fox Fisher, illustrated by Fox Fisher
Declaration of the Rights of Girls/Boys BookRegular price £11.99 Sale price £10.79
A funny, quirkily illustrated and heartwarming list of the rights of boys and girls, presented as a flipbook to be read from either end.
Sure to appeal to young boys and girls, especially those who take a different view of the world.
Girls, just like boys, have the right to be scruffy, untidy, hyper, to do any job they like, not to be princesses, to love whoever they like.
Boys have as much right as girls to cry, to play with dolls, to wear pink, to like reading, not to be superheroes, to fall in love with anyone they like.
Translated from the French edition Endorsed by Amnesty International
Identity & Gender BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
Reading level - 8 to 12 years.
Our Values gives readers their first taste of some of the most important values in today's world.
Here children can explore what it means to be part of a society and discover the cultural and spiritual diversity that life has to offer.
Odd One Out BookRegular price £7.99 Sale price £7.19
Reading level - 14 years and up.
From the bestselling author of Dear Martin comes a story of finding your place in the world. When it comes to love, attraction and relationships, nothing is simple.
'A radiant masterpiece' Adam Silvera, bestselling author of They Both Die At The End
Courtney 'Coop' Cooper:
Dumped. Again. And normally I wouldn't mind. But right now, my best friend and source of solace, Jupiter Sanchez, is ignoring me to text some girl.
Rae Evelyn Chin:
I assumed 'new girl' would be synonymous with 'pariah', but Jupiter and Courtney make me feel like I'm right where I belong. I also want to kiss him. And her. Which is... perplexing.
The only thing worse than losing the girl you love to a boy is losing her to your boy. That means losing him too. I have to make a move...
One story. Three sides. No easy answers.
Praise for Nic Stone:
'Absolutely incredible, honest, gut-wrenching! A must-read!' Angie Thomas, bestselling author of The Hate U Give
'Powerful, wrenching and compulsively readable' John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
'Earnest, funny, achingly human, and unshakeably hopeful' Becky Albertalli, author be Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
‘Painfully timely and deeply moving, this is the novel the next generation should be reading’ Jodi Picoult
'Raw and gripping' Jason Reynolds, bestselling author of The Long Way Down
'Radiant Masterpiece' Adam Silvera, bestselling author of They Both Die At the End
Queer Power - Icons, Activists and Game Changers from Across the Rainbow BookRegular price £9.99 Sale price £8.99
You’re about to meet so many incredible humans. Are you ready hun?
Celebrate some of the modern-day trailblazers, champions and icons who have shaped, or are shaping our world, from well-known public figures and allies to others you will wish you had heard of earlier.
Covering topics including coming out, gender, mental health and activism, this book is packed full of empowering quotes, inspiring life lessons and helpful advice that will encourage you to embrace your story and find your power.
DOM&INK, is a freelance illustrator and merman based in London, from Bolton, via Narnia. He loves to create work that makes you feel empowered, confident and all warm and fuzzy inside. Recurring themes in his work are LGBTQ+ rights, mental health awareness, body positivity, drag and girl bands (he can’t resist drawing a Little Mix video lewk).
Throughout his years illustrating, Dom has created art for Little Mix, Cheryl, iWeigh, The X-Factor, Selfridges, Skinny Dip, Emma Watson’s ‘Our Shared Shelf’ and more. He was also the official illustrator Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK Season 1 and for Little Mix : The Search. Something he still pinches himself about daily.
Seeing Gender - An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression BookRegular price £19.99 Sale price £17.99
Reading age - 12 to 17 years.
Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal, yet universal, facet of humanity.
Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones' identity.
Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is a must-read for intelligent, curious, want-to- be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century.
She/He/They/Them - Understanding Gender Identity BookRegular price £13.99 Sale price £12.59
Reading level - 11 to 15 years.
She/he/they/them. Why do we use gender pronouns?
And why do some people wish to be referred to as "they"?
What is gender identity all about?
Students will learn to understand these terms and the reasons behind them.
They will also learn how to deal with questions they may have about gender identity.
The ABC's of LGBT+ BookRegular price £11.99 Sale price £10.79
The ABCs of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In The ABCs of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about:
- lgbt and lgbt+
- gender identity
- sexual identity
- teens in a binary world
- the LGBT family
- and more
Understanding gender identity and sexual identity: The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell's The ABC's of LGBT+ has the answers.
The trusted voice of Ashley Mardell: We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell's LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell's own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives."
Author: Ashley Mardell
The Every Body Book - The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families BookRegular price £14.99 Sale price £13.49
Reading level - 7 to 12 years.
This vibrant and beautifully illustrated book teaches children sex, gender and relationships education in a way that is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Covering puberty, hormones, pregnancy, consent, sex, babies, relationships and families, it uses gender-neutral language throughout and celebrates diversity in all its forms, including race, ethnicity, faith, bodies, gender and sexuality.
For use with children aged 7-12, it will help answer their questions and spark open discussion with parents, carers and teachers.
With informative illustrations and further resources and a guide for adults, The Every Body Book is the ultimate sex, gender and relationships education resource for children.
A groundbreaking book and invaluable resource for families navigating those first conversations around puberty, sex, consent and gender, The Every Body Book has given "the talk" an inclusive makeover. This book is a must read for parents and caregivers of children of all gender identities and expressions - along with anyone who wants their children to learn the value of kindness, respect and diversity. -- Jo Hirst, Author of A House for Everyone
This book is fantastic! It's inclusive, medically accurate, gender affirming, body positive, and comprehensive in its delivery of the education young people need to understand bodies, identities, relationships, and sexual health. It delivers information using a tone that invites young people's curiosities and normalises their unique experiences, coupled with beautifully diverse illustrations. This book is a must-have for youth, families, schools, and professionals working with young people. -- Melissa Carnagey, founder of Sex Positive Families
|Author||Rachel E. Simon
The Little Book of LGBTQ+ - An A–Z of Gender and Sexual Identities BookRegular price £6.99 Sale price £6.29
Feel confident in the ABCs of LGBTQ+
Language is a key path to awareness, acceptance and empowerment. It’s central to understanding the world and the communities we live in, but it can often be tricky to keep up with correct and ever-evolving terminology.
This easy-to-use dictionary introduces the most essential vocabulary surrounding LGBTQ+ identities. Whether you’re questioning your own identity or simply interested in learning more, this useful guide will help you navigate the world with knowledge, understanding and kindness.
The New Queer Conscience BookRegular price £6.99 Sale price £6.29
Reading level - 12 to 17 years.
Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists and artists.
In this instalment, The New Queer Conscience, Voices4 Founder and LGBTQIA activist Adam Eli offers a candid and compassionate introduction to queer responsibility.
Eli calls on his Jewish faith to underline how kindness and support within the queer community can lead to a stronger global consciousness.
More importantly, he reassures us that we’re not alone.
In fact, we never were. Because if you mess with one queer, you mess with us all.
This Book Is Feminist - An Intersectional Primer for Next-Gen Changemakers BookRegular price £9.99 Sale price £8.99
Reading level - 11 to 15 years.
A vibrantly illustrated introduction to intersectional feminism for next-generation changemakers.
Who has power? Who creates the rules? How do identities intersect?
In this next title in the Empower the Future series, explore the points where gender, race, class, ability, sexuality and culture meet. Learn from author Jamia Wilson’s lived experience, read the statistics, and gain strength in quotes from feminist firebrands and activists. Along the way, respond to calls to action and form your own views on the ‘F’ word.
This book is for everyone.
Discover the history and meaning of the feminist movement through 15 reasons why feminism improves life for everyone. By exploring who has been left out of the movement historically, this book makes sure everybody is included.
“I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou
What have you been taught about who has power and who makes the rules? Have you ever been lost for words at an old-school family friend’s ‘kind’ but sexist comments? Do you agree with equality and strive for justice, but struggle to take on the name ‘Feminist’? Then read on.
In this new feminist classic, the focus is intersectional from the beginning, not just as an add-on. Using the framework of ‘personal is political’, Jamia Wilson – former director of the Feminist Press – analyses her own experiences, before expanding outwards and drawing on stats, quotes and luminaries to gain strength from.
Expand what feminism means to you, your community and society by examining these 15 themes: feminism, identity, justice, education, money, power, health, wellness, freedom, relationships, media, safety, activism and movements, innovation, and an interactive exploration of what feminism means to you.
You will close the book with an understanding that history and culture play a role in shaping systems of power and of what we can do with our strengths, community and values to help change course when needed. You won’t have read a feminist tome like this before.
This Book Is GayRegular price £8.99 Sale price £8.09
Interest age: from 14 years.
A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality
Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author Juno Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell's hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.
Author: Juno Dawson
Understanding Sexuality - What it means to be lesbian, gay or bisexual BookRegular price £8.99 Sale price £8.09
Reading level - 8 to 12 years.
A sensitive and positive look at a big issue that concerns children as they grow up.
This book looks at the issues around sexuality - what it means, being lesbian, gay or bisexual, coming out, homophobia and accepting yourself and being happy in your own skin. It includes talking and debating points and is perfect for someone starting to question their sexuality or for PSHE lessons.
It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion.
By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.
What is Gender? How Does It Define Us? And Other Big Questions for Kids BookRegular price £9.99 Sale price £8.99
Reading level - 10 to 14 years.
What's the difference between sex and gender?
What does it mean to be defined by your gender?
Are there only two genders? This informative book helps kids to explore these questions and many more. It explains how your gender can have an impact on your life, what it means to choose your own gender identity and the importance of gender equality.
Topics covered include gender stereotypes, why there are different toys for boys and girls, being intersex and transgender, cross-dressing and gender around the world.
You will also hear from a range of people who share their personal gender philosophies. Poet Anthony Anaxagorou discusses his masculinity, author Holly Bourne writes about the importance of feminism, Krishna Istha explains what it means to be genderqueer and Juno shares her experiences of being transgender.
Other contributors and celebrities featured include Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Jack Monroe, Caitlyn Jenner, RuPaul, Laura Dockrill, Conchita Wurst, Andrew McMillan and Emma Watson.
Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards.
What's the T?: The No-nonsense Guide to All Things Trans and/or Non-Binary for Teens BookRegular price £8.99 Sale price £8.09
Discover what it means to be a young transgender or non-binary person in the twenty-first century in this frank and funny guide for 14+ teens, from the author of This Book is Gay.
In What's the T?, Stonewall ambassador, bestselling trans author and former PSHE teacher Juno Dawson defines a myriad of labels and identities and offers uncensored advice on coming out, sex and relationships with her trademark humour and lightness of touch.
Juno has also invited her trans and non-binary friends to make contributions, ensuring this inclusive book reflects as many experiences as possible, and features the likes of Travis Alabanza and Jay Hulme.
The companion title to the groundbreaking This Book Is Gay, What's the T? tackles the complex realities of growing up trans with honesty and humour, and is joyfully illustrated by gender non-conforming artist Soofiya.
Yay! You're Gay! Now What? A Gay Boy's Guide To Life BookRegular price £9.99 Sale price £8.99
Reading age - 11 - 16 years.
Yay! You're gay! Or maybe you're bi. Or maybe you just feel different… in time, that difference will become the greatest gift you could ask for. It will bring you love, a sense of identity, a new community, and eventually the freedom to be yourself. I promise!
In this personal, heartfelt go-to guide for young queer guys, broadcaster, YouTuber and LGBT+ advocate Riyadh Khalaf shares frank advice about everything from coming out to relationships, as well as encouragement for times when you’re feeling low.
There’s a support section for family and friends written by Riyadh’s parents and LOADS of hilarious, embarrassing, inspiring and moving stories from gay boys from around the world. Plus inspirational gay men including Stephen Fry, Clark Moore and James Kavanagh share the advice they would give to their younger selves.
Packed with practical advice and bright, quirky illustrations and photos, this book contains chapters on:
- Labels – what does it mean to be gay, bi, trans or queer?
- Coming out
- First crushes, first kisses and first times
- Dealing with bullies and homophobia
- Learning to love your body
- Sex ed for gay guys
- Healing heartbreak
- Finding your tribe