Ron (he/they) loves queer books, books about disability, and a little bit of everything else. All their online staff picks are books that feature topics or characters that are queer or disabled (sometimes both)!
An empowering coming of age story about self-advocacy and perseverance. This book is a beautiful and necessary addition to the YA contemporary genre, and I can't wait to see what Claire Forrest does next!
A great resource for anyone coming to terms with being disabled, or looking to support a disabled friend, partner, colleague or family member. Tessa Miller hits on a wide range of topics relevant to living with a disability with personal stories, research, and interviews, blending facts with helpful tips, encouragement, and the level of care and empathy that comes with lived experience.
A fun, cozy, super queer addition to the dystopian genre. I would follow Valentine and Osric anywhere.
Equal parts funny and uncomfortable, this is the kind of book that will tear you into little pieces, and then put you back together again. Timely, honest, and as beautiful as it is ridiculous.
This book was so much fun! Great queer and disability representation with strong themes of found family. If you love to root for an underdog, this book is for you!
The face of sex work is so often queer and disabled! In a genre where you often get more information than you really wanted, Liara Roux crafts her story carefully, keeping you captivated the whole time, and leaving you wanting more.
A fantastic debut with an Asian, Jewish, nonbinary main character! As a nonbinary reader who also figureskated at Ana's age, and struggled with many of the issues addressed in this book, I would've LOVED to have a book like this. Perfect for any kid figuring out their own gender, or interested in learning more. Also great for any young figureskaters looking to read a book about their sport!
Awesome own voices autistic representation that thoroughly shuts down ableist misconceptions. Addie is a character you'll love rooting for.
The prefect read for trans masculine lovers of anime and manga, or anyone looking for a queer story that is equal parts ridiculous and earnest!
This book makes me desperate to visit Barcelona! Great queer and neurodivergent representation, beautifully written, with a wonderful cast of characters you'll wish you could meet for real.
Mulan, but make it queer, dark, bloody, epic fantasy. One of my favorite reads of the last few years!
April is a 23 year old bisexual with a fear of commitment who very much does not have her life together. She is also the voice of reason in Earth's first alien contact.
April and her friend group are witty, insightful, and extremely dysfunctional people doing their best to push for hope and positivity in a rapidly changing world. This book is thought provoking, laugh out loud funny, and even had me on the edge of my seat at times -- especially at the end.
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As someone with fibromyalgia, even years after its release this book remains the best resource I have found for learning about and managing fibro and all that comes with it.