Teen Queer Reads / 1st Wednesdays / 6PM

Teen Queer Reads

A Monthly Book Club for Queer & Allied Youth.

(ages 12-18)

The first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the SAL Room.

Queer Reads is an LGBTQ-friendly book club for kids 12-18. It’s a safe place to share thoughts around books we are reading and to talk about ideas and issues.

Please stop by the youth desk for a copy of this months book.


May 1st, June 5th

May Book and Date:

Tegan and Sara: Junior High (Tegan and Sara, 1)

by Tegan Quin (Author), Sara Quin (Author), Tillie Walden (Illustrator)

Wednesday, May 1st

From indie-pop twin-sister duo Tegan and Sara comes their bestselling contemporary middle grade graphic novel about growing up, coming out, and finding yourself through music and sisterhood―perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters and Sweet Valley Twins.

Before Tegan and Sara took the music world by storm, the Quins were just two identical twins trying to find their place in a new home and new school. From first crushes to the perils of puberty, surviving junior high is something the sisters plan to face side by side, just like they’ve always faced things. But growing up also means growing apart, as Tegan and Sara make different friends and take separate paths to understanding their queerness. For the first time ever, they ask who one sister is without the other.

Set in the present day, this effervescent blend of fiction and autobiography, with artwork from Eisner Award–winner Tillie Walden, offers a glimpse at the twin sisters before they became indie-pop icons, exploring their shifting relationship, their own experiences coming out, and the first steps of their musical journey.

A prequel of sorts to the authors’ bestselling adult memoir High School, now an 8-episode Freevee television series!

June Book and Date:

Melissa (previously published as GEORGE)

by Alex Gino

Wednesday, June 5th


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.