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A Fire Engine for Ruthie

When Ruthie comes to visit, Grandma wants to play girly games like tea party and dress up. But Ruthie prefers to play with fire engines and trains like the boy next door.

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Addie on the Inside

One of the "Gang of Five" from *The Misfits* and *Totally Joe*, outspoken Addie Carle strives to define herself on her own terms, capturing her thoughts in poetry as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school. Politically and socially conscious, she takes on the role of advocate, helping to form a gay/straight alliance at her school and participating in the National Day of Silence observance.

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Adrienne Rich

Already a celebrated poet, Adrienne Rich struggled to balance her work, health problems, and the exploration of her Jewish heritage with the roles of wife and mother, evolving into one of the one of the foremost lesbian feminist poets of the 20th century.

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Batwoman: Elegy

While Batwoman battles the most dangerous criminals in Gotham her alter-ego, Kate Kane, must come to grips with her own sexual identity. This graphic novel also includes Batwoman's origin story along with the history of her relationship with her father.

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Beauty Queens

After a plane crash leaves them stranded on a seemingly deserted island, the thirteen survivors -- all contestants in the upcoming Miss Teen Dream pageant -- must work together to ensure their survival and to practice their dance numbers (in case they get rescued in time for the competition)

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Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

Infused with heartache and humor, Cyndi Lauper's candid memoir details her musical career, traumatic youth, and LGBTQ advocacy.

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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Full of sword fights, plot reversals and intrigue, this fantasy novel, based on Chinese astrology and Feng Shui, has an unlikely hero -- Eona, a 16-year-old girl with a disability, masquerading as a 12-year-old boy.

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Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

With the help of her extended family, Mo, a neurotic lesbian, makes her way from youth to middle age through the countercultural adventures selected from comic strips published during the past 25 years.

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F 'em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls

In this collection of essays and interviews, activist and writer Jennifer Baumgardner covers a wide range of feminist issues, exploring parenting, politics, patriarchy, sexual orientation, and gender roles and identity. One-on-one interviews include Riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, Indigo Girl Amy Ray, and trans-bi activist Julia Serano, among others.

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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

Dismantle sexism! Honor Individualism! Take up Space! The Riot Grrrl Movement invites every girl everywhere to realize that she is a radical feminist.

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Huntress

Kaede and Taisin journey to the Fairy Queen to save not only their kingdom but also the entire world. Will their mission bring them together forever, or tear them apart?

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Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero

Mary Walker broke barriers by championing women’s rights, bravely serving in the Civil War, and being the only woman to earn the Medal of Honor — and she wore pants!

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Moon at Nine

Farrin and Sadira fall in love but post-revolutionary Iran’s draconian laws declare homosexuality deviant and punishable by death. The girls soon find they can trust no one but themselves.

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Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

Courageous and resourceful Sarah Edmonds enlisted as "Frank Thompson" in the Union Army during the Civil War, serving as a soldier, nurse, and ultimately a spy behind enemy lines.

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Pink

Supportive parents and a girlfriend--what more could any out-lesbian, goth-girl, want? Yet Ava decides to explore the idea of 'normal'--to attend prep school, kiss a boy, and even (gasp!) wear matching pink sweaters

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Rough, Tough Charley

Author Verla Kay uses rhyme to chronicle the adventures of Charley Parkhurst, the legendary stage coach driver whose secret identity was revealed upon his death.

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Sally Ride: Life on a Mission

In an era of feminist activism and change, Sally Ride excelled as an athlete, scientist, astronaut, investigator, and advocate for girls' STEM education.

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Sister Mischief

Sixteen-year-old Esme is a witty, wisecracking out lesbian with a tight circle of accepting friends. Together they form a hip-hop crew called "Sister Mischief."

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The Paper Bag Princess

After a dragon burns down her castle and kidnaps Prince Ronald, her intended, Princess Elizabeth dons a paper bag and rescues him. Ronald, however, is put off by her unprincess-like appearance, so Elizabeth heads off alone into the sunset.

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The Princess Knight

Widowed King Wilfred teaches both his sons and his daughter, Violetta, jousting, sword-fighting, and other knightly skills. From inauspicious beginnings, "Itsy-Bitsy Little Vi" becomes a force to reckon with through sheer determination and lots of practice. When a tournament is held on her sixteenth birthday with her hand in marriage as the prize, Vi disguises herself and jousts to victory, defeating all the other knights.

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The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

Lucy decides to pass as male to take advantage of the greater opportunities available to men in the late 1800s. Based on a true story.

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The Whole World Was Watching: Living in the Light of Matthew Shepard

An autobiographical book by Romaine Patterson, best friend of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was the victim of a hate crime near Laramie, Wyoming. Homophobic Baptist minister Fred Phelps and his followers planned to picket Matthew's funeral with signs reading, "Matt burns in hell." Romaine countered by creating seven-foot angel wings that she and her friends wore, effectively blocking the protesters from view. Romaine went on to become an activist, and this book discusses her journey.

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Who Was Sally Ride?

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was a scientist and university professor, with a passion for interesting girls in studying science.

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Wildthorn

Louisa Cosgrove, a high-spirited young lady in nineteenth century England, loves her cousin Grace and longs to be a doctor. A plot devised by someone close to her puts her in an insane asylum, doubting her own identity.

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