Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino

Available At: Electronic, Challenger, Timberview

Categories: LGBTQ+

Description: Sam is very in touch with their own queer identity. They’re nonbinary, and their best friend, TJ, is nonbinary as well.

YA Label?: No

Notes: Written by the author of multiple transgender stories, including George, Melissa, and Rick, which target children.

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Page 4: “’Why do you keep calling them she anyway? How do you know what pronouns a statue uses?’ TJ is the only person who’s more careful about pronouns than I am. ‘Well, she is called Lady Liberty,’ I pointed out. ‘Not all ladies are women.’ ‘True, they could be a nonbinary drag queen! They are wearing a tiara, after all.’”

Page 64: “’I can’t believe it! A real live queer lived in my apartment, more than seventy years ago.”