Yellowknife Rainbow Library

We have both films and books available to check out of our library. Take a look through our collection, or if you're searching for something specific, use the search bar.

The option to check out books or movies is only available for members of the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife. That being said, everybody is welcome to come by and read or watch something!

Learn more about becoming a member here.

So far, our online collection is only part of everything we have... stay tuned to see more!

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns Book Cover A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson
2018

Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three Book Cover And Tango Makes Three
Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
2005

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.

Annabel

Annabel Book Cover Annabel
Kathleen Winter
Canadian Fiction
House of Anansi
2011
471

Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secret - the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self - a girl he thinks of as "Annabel" - is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life. Haunting, sweeping in scope, and stylistically reminiscent of Jeffrey Eugenides'Middlesex,Annabelis a compelling tale about one person's struggle to discover the truth about their birth and self in a culture that shuns contradiction.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Cover Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Benjamin Alire Saenz
Juvenile Fiction
Simon and Schuster
April 1, 2014
368

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Ask a Queer Chick

Ask a Queer Chick Book Cover Ask a Queer Chick
Lindsay King-Miller
Dating (Social customs)
Plume Books
February 2, 2016
256

Ask a Queer Chick is a guide to sex, love, and life for lesbian, gay, bi, and queer women. Based on the long-running and popular advice column for The Hairpin, but featuring entirely new content, Ask a Queer Chick cuts through all of the bizarre conditioning imparted by parents, romantic comedies, and The L Word to help queer readers and their straight/cis friends navigate this changing world. Offering advice on everything from coming out to getting your first gay haircut to walking down the aisle, Ask a Queer Chick is a positive, down-to-earth guide that will resonate with readers of Dan Savage and Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things.

Boy Erased

Boy Erased Book Cover Boy Erased
Garrard Conley
Biography & Autobiography
Penguin
May 10, 2016
352

"A poignant account by a survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality describes its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experience that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings,"--NoveList.

City of Ashes

City of Ashes Book Cover City of Ashes
Cassandra Clare
Demonology
October 26, 2010
608

Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly). Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father. To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father? In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

City of Glass

City of Glass Book Cover City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
Juvenile Fiction
Simon and Schuster
March 24, 2009
541

Love is a mortal sin, and the secrets of the past are deadly. Plunge into the third installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City—whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.

Edith Ellen Eddy

Edith Ellen Eddy Book Cover Edith Ellen Eddy
Julee Ann Granger
2005

Edith Ellen Eddy likes to climb trees,collect spiders, finger paint anywhere and play in the dirt, much to the exsperation of her parents.

Every Teacher’s Project, The

The Every Teacher Project Book Cover The Every Teacher Project
The Manitoba Teachers' Society
Report
Egale Canada
2015

The Every Teacher Project is a national research study that was carried out by the University of Winnipeg in partnership with the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS). Every teacher organization in Canada assisted the researchers and project partners in getting the word out about the initial online survey, where over 3,400 teachers from across Canada participated in the largest study to date worldwide on teachers’ perspectives on LGBTQ-inclusive education.

Thank You!

A big thank you to all the people and organizations who have donated books or resources to us:

  • NWT Human Rights Commission
  • Daniel T'seleie
  • Lorne Gushue
  • Amanda Mallon
  • Debbie DeLancey
  • Nicole Garbutt
  • Kristopher Jennings
  • Tori Yuzik & Jon Soroka
  • Merril Dean & Garth Brasseur