Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Join us for Book Clubs on October 11/Indigenous Peoples' Day

On October 11, I will run as many book clubs as there is space/interest. Please e-mail me to suggest a book and some times that works for you, and I will start up a section and open it so peers can join. Readers who suggest a book and request a time before September 24 can join for free. 

Any book with positive LGBTQ+ representation is fine. Fiction, nonfiction, younger reader, middle grades, young adult, adult, all ages, are all fine (with a few caveats that obviously we will not read books that are better suited to people over 18). I provide general guidance in terms of sensitive themes a book may contain and I allow families to make their own decisions.

If you are in need of book ideas, the Outschool listing contains a list of books we have done during previous groups and are happy to repeat, and group member Onyx has a great listing of LGBTQ+ books published here.

I will update this post as new groups are scheduled. See previous posting for a calendar format if that is your preference.

10AM Eastern: Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.

When someone anonymously posts hateful memes on her school's website, Zenobia knows she's the one with the abilities to solve the mystery, all while wrestling with the challenges of a new school, a new family, and coming to grips with presenting her true gender for the first time. Timely and touching, Zenobia July is, at its heart, a story about finding home.

Available here on Amazon. Publisher's suggested age range 10-13. Contains references to transphobia. 

7:30PM Eastern: George by Alex Gino

When people look at Melissa, they think they see a boy named George. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. Melissa thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. Melissa really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part... because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, Melissa comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Available here on Amazon. No particularly sensitive subjects. Should be suitable for all ages. 


  1. my sugggestion for a book is "spin with me" by ami polonsky

    -sage gelfand

  2. I’m already reading George!

  3. Thanks Sage. I will add it to the list.

    Kai, do you think you can finish it by Monday? It would be great to have you join us!