‘You Get Proud By Practicing’

Laura Hershey

Laura Hershey’s poems and essays explore diverse topics including body, nature, community, activism, social justice and more. She is internationally recognised for her activism and advocacy on a wide range of disability rights and social justice issues, and her poem You Get Proud by Practicing is beloved by many in the disability community.

Honor Girl

Maggie Thrash

A split-second of innocent physical contact at Camp Bellflower pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counsellor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl.


Mariko & Jillian Tamaki

CW: suicide

 When Skim’s classmate takes his own life, the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It’s a weird time to fall in love, but that’s what happens when Skim starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms Archer.

One in Every Crowd: Stories by Ivan E. Cyote

Ivan E. Cyote

Comprised of new stories and others culled from previous collections, One in Every Crowd is for anyone who has ever felt different or alone in their struggle to be true to themselves. Included are stories about Ivan’s own tomboy past in Canada’s north, about their adult life in the big city, and tales of family and friends who live their lives by example.

Looking for Alibrandi

Melina Marchetta

Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls’ school. This is the year she meets her father, the year she falls in love, the year she searches for Alibrandi and finds the real truth about her family – and the identity she has been searching for.