Read more: how to access over 100 LGBTQI+ fiction and non-fiction books plus book reviews and recommendations.
To address the College’s Inclusive Community touchstone, we provide all students a chance to see themselves represented and who they are validated.
We have a select list of over 100 LGBTQI+ fiction and various non-fiction books and stories for all students to feel included, and for all to develop empathy and kindness towards others.
These can be found via the library catalogue OLIVER.
LGBTQI+ Fiction Review
The Greatest Hit by Will Kostakis – a review from Mr Bill Roberts, Head of Library Services
A girl is frightened and misses her chance to declare her love for her girlfriend, and regrets this, and makes it up by declaring her true love via a song, at the end changing the word from ‘him’ to ‘her’ in the song.
Set in COVID times, a heartwarming story about being true to yourself. Written by the wildly talented and popular Australian Young Adult author Will Kostakis.
LGBTQI+ Fiction Feature
Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli – a review from Mr David Parnell, Head of Learning Support
Kate and her best friend, Anderson, have a long-term trusting relationship. There is nothing that they keep from each other. Their common interests range from a love of drama to a fascination and horror of sporty kids and their parties. Rarely do Kate and Anderson think nor do anything that they don’t share. However, their friendship is put under pressure when Kate and Anderson find themselves studying different subjects and become suspicious about each other’s love interests, threatening their friendship. It turns out that that there are some things that are best not to have in common.
Someday by David Levithan – recommended by Ms Sue Bognar, Senior School Teacher-Librarian
Finding Nevo: How I Confused Everyone by Nevo Zisin – recommended by Ms Sue Bognar, Senior School Teacher-Librarian
‘If you ever wanted to have some idea of the many aspects of gender identity, read this book based on a true story of a teenager in Melbourne. Very ‘real’ and sincere’.
Happy Wear it Purple Day!
Mr William Roberts
Head of Library Services