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!

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

Family Book, The

The Family Book Book Cover The Family Book
Todd Parr
Juvenile Nonfiction
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
June 1, 2011
32

There are so many different types of families, and THE FAMILY BOOK celebrates them all in a funny, silly, and reassuring way. Todd Parr includes adopted families, step-families, one-parent families, and families with two parents of the same sex, as well as the traditional nuclear family. His quirky humor and bright, childlike illustrations will make children feel good about their families. Parents and teachers can use this book to encourage children to talk about their families and the different kinds of families that exist.

Forever . . .

Forever . . . Book Cover Forever . . .
Judy Blume
Juvenile Fiction
Simon and Schuster
April 24, 2007
192

Two high school seniors believe their love to be so strong that it will last forever.

Gay & Lesbian History for Kids

Gay & Lesbian History for Kids Book Cover Gay & Lesbian History for Kids
Jerome Pohlen
2016

Given today’s news, it would be easy to get the impression that the campaign for LGBT equality is a recent development, but it is only the final act in a struggle that started more than a century ago. This timely resource helps put recent events into context for kids ages nine and up. After a brief history up to 1900, each chapter discusses an era in the struggle for LGBT civil rights from the 1920s to today. The history is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movement’s key events like the 1950s “Lavender Scare,” the Stonewall Inn uprising, and the AIDS crisis. Readers will learn about civil rights mavericks, like Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, founder of the first gay rights organization; Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who turned the Daughters of Bilitis from a lesbian social club into a powerhouse for LGBT freedom; and Harvey Milk, the first out candidate to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Also chronicled are the historic contributions of famous LGBT individuals, and 21 activities enliven the history. Kids can write a free verse poem like Walt Whitman, learn the Madison line dance, design an AIDS quilt panel, and write a song parody to learn about the spirited ways in which the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change.

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education Book Cover Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education
James Sears
Education
Routledge
January 11, 2013
238

Understand the challenges from the voices involved—today’s LGBT youth AND the leading educators and scholars in the field! Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education presents LGBT youth issues through the words of the adolescents themselves, along with clear up-to-date essays about LGBT youth programs, policies, and practices around the world. Leading international educators and scholars examine personal experiences of LGBT youth, cutting-edge programs, and research first presented in the international Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education. Dynamic and thought-provoking, this insightful book brings together ideas and a vision vital for the future of today’s LGBT youth. Invaluable for educators, counselors, graduate and undergraduate students, and LGBT youth alike, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education is readily accessible and easy-to-read, yet still provides in-depth, multidimensional examinations of the LGBT youth programs and practices essential for the propagation of social tolerance, acceptance, and safety of our youth. The LGBT youth voices sing clear their views about the urgent need for programs and policies within educational resources to challenge the present dominant intolerant thinking. The editor presents cogent essays that reveal the complex issues of the educational programs and practices, while offering strategies and hope for societal change. The book strives for the ultimate goal of reaching LGBT acceptance within society, to move beyond simple toleration toward becoming completely equal regardless of sexual identity. Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education explores: transgender college students bullying and homophobia research on LGBT studies in education teaching elementary preservice teachers multicultural school-based programs for HIV education serving transgender youth successes and deficiencies of gay-straight alliances race and youth programs in urban high schools growing up lesbian in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States growing up gay in Japan and China Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education is an essential exploration of LGBT issues and an excellent educational tool for educators, undergraduate and graduate students, counselors, social workers, LGBT youth, and for any professional working with LGBT youth.

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education Book Cover Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education
James Sears
2005

Invaluable for educators, counselors, graduate and undergraduate students, and LGBT youth alike, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues in Education is readily accessible and easy-to-read, yet still provides in-depth, multidimensional examinations of the LGBT youth programs and practices essential for the propagation of social tolerance, acceptance, and safety of our youth. The LGBT youth voices sing clear their views about the urgent need for programs and policies within educational resources to challenge the present dominant intolerant thinking. The editor presents cogent essays that reveal the complex issues of the educational programs and practices, while offering strategies and hope for societal change. The book strives for the ultimate goal of reaching LGBT acceptance within society, to move beyond simple toleration toward becoming completely equal regardless of sexual identity.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Book Cover Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning
Kelly Huegel
Juvenile Nonfiction
Free Spirit Pub
2003
224

Describes the challenges faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens, offers practical advice, real-life experiences, and accessible resources and support groups.

Gender Failure

Gender Failure Book Cover Gender Failure
Ivan E. Coyote, Rae Spoon,
Social Science
Arsenal Pulp Press
March 31, 2014
160

A powerful collaboration between two extraordinary performer-writers on matters of gender and identity.

Gender Frontier, The

The Gender Frontier Book Cover The Gender Frontier
Mariette Pathy Allen, Grady T. Turner,
Photography
Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg
2003
167

Identity as a conundrum for everybody: Allen's photographs overturn stereotypes and outdated conventions.

Gendered Bodies

Gendered Bodies Book Cover Gendered Bodies
Judith Lorber, Lisa Jean Moore,
Social Science
2007
272

For centuries the biological sciences have dissected, measured, and probed the human body as a product of nature. But from a feminist perspective, the human body is a social production. Human bodies are shaped and controlled by the norms and expectations of gendered social orders, intersected by racial, class, religious, and age norms and expectations. The result is a gendered body produced for a gendered social world. In this concise text with readings, designed for undergraduate students, Lorber and Moore present feminist contributions to social and cultural studies of the human body, showing the construction of gendered bodies in different contexts. The authors argue that the ideology of the perfect body is a powerful means of social control for girls and boys as well as women and men. The authors show how children's bodies are gendered through games and sports - and shaped and modified throughout adulthood to meet social expectations. Each chapter includes a list of key concepts, three readings, recommended books and articles, and Internet sources. For the instructor, the book includes class exercises and a list of films with somatic themes.

Girl Mans Up

Girl Mans Up Book Cover Girl Mans Up
M-E Girard
Young Adult Fiction
HarperCollins
September 6, 2016
384

All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it? They think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy-that she should quit trying to be something she’s not. If she dresses like a girl, and does what her folks want, it will show respect. If she takes orders and does what her friend Colby wants, it will show her loyalty. But respect and loyalty, Pen discovers, are empty words. Old-world parents, disintegrating friendships, and strong feelings for other girls drive Pen to see the truth-that in order to be who she truly wants to be, she’ll have to man up.

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