[RECOMMANDATIONS] Personnages non-binaires

Titre : All our hidden gifts de Caroline O’Donoghue

Résumé : Maeve Chambers s’est toujours sentie médiocre et peine à trouver sa place au lycée.
Un jour, pourtant, elle tombe sur un vieux jeu de tarot divinatoire et se révèle très douée pour faire parler les cartes. Ses lectures sont toujours d’une étonnante justesse et, soudain, tout le lycée s’intéresse à elle.
Mais lors d’une séance avec son ancienne meilleure amie Lily, elle tire une carte inconnue – et terrifiante – et la rencontre tourne au psychodrame. Le lendemain, Lily disparaît sans laisser de trace.
Rongée par la culpabilité, Maeve s’allie à deux autres élèves pour la retrouver : Roe, le frère de Lily, et Fiona, fascinée par la perspicacité de Maeve et persuadée que ses talents leur permettront de retrouver la jeune fille.
La disparition de Lily est-elle vraiment liée à l’apparition de cette carte mystérieuse ? Maeve possède-t-elle réellement un don ou sa trop grande sensibilité lui joue-t-elle des tours ?

Radar à diversité : li genderfluid

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Titre : Sous le sceau de l’hiver d’Hermine Lefebvre

Résumé : Dans un monde où humains et faës cohabitent, Virgile, un changelin drogué et désespéré, tente de se suicider. Mais Medb, la reine des faës qui gouverne la cour de l’Hiver, le sauve contre son gré. S’il veut mourir, il n’a d’autre choix que d’enquêter pour elle dans un Paris malmené par la magie : en effet, des chevaliers de la Cour d’Eté ont disparu sans laisser de trace et la reine Titania accuse Medb d’être la coupable.
Avec Camille, qui peine à assumer son identité, ils devront tout mettre en œuvre pour préserver la paix entre le monde humain et celui des faës.

Radar à diversité : pp intersexe et non-binaire

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Titre : Alana et l’enfant vampire de Cordélia

Résumé : Alana en a marre. Ses parents et sa sœur sont encore partis gérer des conflits vampiriques sans elle !
Heureusement, sa meilleure copine Oli est là pour lui changer les idées : elle est persuadée que Joâo, le nouvel élève de leur classe, est un vampire !
Se pourrait-il qu’elle ait raison ? Et s’il leur révélait quelque chose d’encore plus terrible ?
Pour Alana, c’est l’occasion de prouver à sa famille qu’elle est capable de mener à bien une mission, malgré ses douleurs musculaires…

Radar à diversité : ps non-binaire

CHRONIQUE

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Titre : Celle qui devint le soleil de Shelley Parker-Shan

Résumé : Dans un village rongé par la famine, au coeur d’une plaine poussiéreuse, deux enfants reçoivent chacun une destinée. Le garçon est promis à la grandeur. La fille, au néant…

En 1345, la Chine est soumise à la cruelle domination mongole. Pour les paysans faméliques des Plaines du Milieu, la grandeur n’existe que dans les contes. Quand la famille Zhu apprend que Chongba, leur huitième fils, est promis à un fabuleux destin, tous peinent à imaginer comment s’accomplira ce miracle. En revanche, nul ne s’étonne que la deuxième fille des Zhu, fine et débrouillarde, soit promise… au néant.

Mais lorsqu’une attaque de hors-la-loi les laisse orphelins, c’est le fils qui se laisse mourir de chagrin. Prête à tout pour échapper à sa fin annoncée, la jeune fille endosse l’identité de son frère afin de devenir novice dans un monastère. Là, poussée par un impérieux désir de survivre, Zhu apprend qu’elle est capable de tout – même du pire – pour déjouer sa destinée.

Lorsque son sanctuaire est détruit pour avoir soutenu la rébellion contre les Mongols, Zhu saisit cette chance de s’emparer d’un tout autre avenir : la grandeur abandonnée de son frère…

Radar à diversité : pp genderqueer

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Titre : Felix Ever After de Kacen Callender

Résumé : Felix cumule les étiquettes — noir, queer, trans — mais son identité reste trouble. Comment avancer dans la vie quand on n’arrive pas même à savoir qui l’on est ?
Alors qu’il lutte pour s’affirmer, le jeune homme va devoir faire face aux critiques et aux jalousies. Mais dans l’épreuve vont éclore les plus grandes amitiés… et la plus belle des histoires d’amour.

Radar à diversité : pp demiboy, queer et Noir

CHRONIQUE

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Titre : Magnus Chase et les dieux d’Asgard de Rick Riordan

Résumé : Le jour où Magnus Chase apprend qu’il est le fils d’un dieu nordique, le moins que l’on puisse dire c’est qu’il est plutôt surpris ! Il semblerait que les dieux d’Asgard se préparent à entrer en guerre. Or c’est lui, Magnus, qui doit empêcher la fin du monde en mettant la main sur une épée disparue il y a des milliers d’années ! Comme si tout cela ne suffisait pas, voilà qu’un géant de flammes attaque la ville, forçant Magnus à choisir entre sa vie et celle de milliers d’innocents. Mais, pour un demi-dieu, qu’est-ce que la mort sinon le début d’une nouvelle vie ? Magnus se réveille à l’Hôtel Vallhala, le paradis des guerriers : sa première grande aventure peut commencer.

Radar à diversité : pp genderfluid

Titre : It Goes Like This de Miel Moreland

Résumé : Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph used to think their friendship was unbreakable. After all, they’ve been though a lot together, including the astronomical rise of Moonlight Overthrow, the world-famous queer pop band they formed in middle school, never expecting to headline anything bigger than the county fair.

But after a sudden falling out leads to the dissolution of the teens’ band, their friendship, and Eva and Celeste’s starry-eyed romance, nothing is the same. Gina and Celeste step further into the spotlight, Steph disappears completely, and Eva, heartbroken, takes refuge as a songwriter and secret online fangirl…of her own band. That is, until a storm devastates their hometown, bringing the four ex-best-friends back together. As they prepare for one last show, they’ll discover whether growing up always means growing apart.

Radar à diversité : pp non-binaire, pp saphiques, pp Noire

CHRONIQUE

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Titre : Both Can Be True de Jules Machias

Résumé : Ash is no stranger to feeling like an outcast. For someone who cycles through genders, it’s a daily struggle to feel in control of how people perceive you. Some days Ash is undoubtedly girl, but other times, 100 percent guy. Daniel lacks control too—of his emotions. He’s been told he’s overly sensitive more times than he can count. He can’t help the way he is, and he sure wishes someone would accept him for it.

So when Daniel’s big heart leads him to rescue a dog that’s about to be euthanized, he’s relieved to find Ash willing to help. The two bond over their four-legged secret. When they start catching feelings for each other, however, things go from cute to complicated. Daniel thinks Ash is all girl . . . what happens when he finds out there’s more to Ash’s story?

With so much on the line—truth, identity, acceptance, and the life of an adorable pup named Chewbarka—will Ash and Daniel forever feel at war with themselves because they don’t fit into the world’s binaries? Or will their friendship help them embrace the beauty of living in between?

Radar à diversité : pp genderfluid

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Titre : Sing Anyway de Anita Kelly

Résumé : After a lifetime of failed relationships, non-binary history professor Sam Bell is committed to a new (non)romantic strategy: Thirst Only. It’s the actual drinking where things get too complicated, where Sam inevitably gets hurt.

Sam is good at being thirsty, though, especially when it’s karaoke night at The Moonlight Café, otherwise known as Moonie’s to its largely queer regulars. Moonie’s is fun. Comfortable. Safe. Except for tonight, when one by one, all of Sam’s friends abandon them. Disappointed, they prepare to leave—until their #1 karaoke crush catches their eye…

For Lily Fischer, karaoke at Moonie’s is the only time she can step outside of her quiet shell. When there’s a mic in her hand, she’s no longer merely a receptionist harboring big dreams. At Moonie’s, Lily can pretend to be someone else: someone bold, who takes what she wants. And tonight, what Lily wants is the way Sam looks at her across the room as she sings her signature opening song, like they see her exactly as she wants to be seen. Like Moonie’s Lily is real.

As the night progresses, both Sam’s and Lily’s personal fears are tested, and the real world outside of Moonie’s looms. But maybe sometimes, the real world should be a little more like karaoke. It’s not always about knowing all the right words or having the perfect voice. Maybe all Sam and Lily need is a little courage to pick up the mic, and sing anyway.

Radar à diversité : pp non-binaire, pp grosse

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Titre : Lakelore de Anna-Marie McLemore

Résumé : Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water. But Bastián Silvano and Lore Garcia are the only ones who’ve been there. Bastián grew up both above the lake and in the otherworldly space beneath it. Lore’s only seen the world under the lake once, but that one encounter changed their life and their fate.

Then the lines between air and water begin to blur. The world under the lake drifts above the surface. If Bastián and Lore don’t want it bringing their secrets to the surface with it, they have to stop it, and to do that, they have to work together. There’s just one problem: Bastián and Lore haven’t spoken in seven years, and working together means trusting each other with the very things they’re trying to hide.

Radar à diversité : pp non-binaires et neurodivergents

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Titre : Can’t Take That Away de Steven Salvatore

Résumé : Carey Parker dreams of being a diva, and bringing the house down with song. But despite their talent, emotional scars from an incident with a homophobic classmate and their grandmother’s spiraling dementia make it harder and harder for Carey to find their voice.

Then Carey meets Cris, a singer/guitarist who makes Carey feel seen for the first time in their life. With the rush of a promising new romantic relationship, Carey finds the confidence to audition for the role of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the school musical, setting off a chain reaction of prejudice by Carey’s tormentor and others in the school. It’s up to Carey, Cris, and their friends to defend their rights–and they refuse to be silenced.

Radar à diversité : pp genderqueer

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Titre : Ana on the Edge de A.J. Sass

Résumé : Twelve-year-old Ana-Marie Jin, the reigning US Juvenile figure skating champion, is not a frilly dress kind of kid. So, when Ana learns that next season’s program will be princess themed, doubt forms fast. Still, Ana tries to focus on training and putting together a stellar routine worthy of national success.

Once Ana meets Hayden, a transgender boy new to the rink, thoughts about the princess program and gender identity begin to take center stage. And when Hayden mistakes Ana for a boy, Ana doesn’t correct him and finds comfort in this boyish identity when he’s around. As their friendship develops, Ana realizes that it’s tricky juggling two different identities on one slippery sheet of ice. And with a major competition approaching, Ana must decide whether telling everyone the truth is worth risking years of hard work and sacrifice.

Radar à diversité : pp pp sino-américain, juif et non-binaire

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Titre : Somebody Told Me de Mia Siegert

Résumé : After an assault, bigender seventeen-year-old Aleks/Alexis is looking for a fresh start―so they voluntarily move in with their uncle, a Catholic priest. In their new bedroom, Aleks/Alexis discovers they can overhear parishioners in the church confessional. Moved by the struggles of these « sinners, » Aleks/Alexis decides to anonymously help them, finding solace in their secret identity: a guardian angel instead of a victim.

But then Aleks/Alexis overhears a confession of another priest admitting to sexually abusing a parishioner. As they try to uncover the priest’s identity before he hurts anyone again, Aleks/Alexis is also forced to confront their own abuser and come to terms with their past trauma.

Radar à diversité : pp bigenre

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Titre : Mask of Shadows de Linsey Miller

Résumé : Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

Radar à diversité : pp genderfluid

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Titre : The Heartbreak Bakery de A.R. Capetta

Résumé : Syd (no pronouns, please) has always dealt with big, hard-to-talk-about things by baking. Being dumped is no different, except now Syd is baking at the Proud Muffin, a queer bakery and community space in Austin. And everyone who eats Syd’s breakup brownies . . . breaks up. Even Vin and Alec, who own the Proud Muffin. And their breakup might take the bakery down with it. Being dumped is one thing; causing ripples of queer heartbreak through the community is another. But the cute bike delivery person, Harley (he or they, check the pronoun pin, it’s probably on the messenger bag), believes Syd about the magic baking. And Harley believes Syd’s magical baking can fix things, too—one recipe at a time.

Radar à diversité : pp agenre

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Titre : Phoenix Extravagant de Yoon Ha Lee

Résumé : Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint.

One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers.

But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government’s horrifying crimes—and the awful source of the magical pigments they use—they find they can no longer stay out of politics.

What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry’s mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight…

Radar à diversité : pp non-binaire

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Titre : Love & Other Disasters d’Anita Kelly

Résumé : Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself on the popular reality competition show Chef’s Special. Too bad the first memorable move she makes is falling flat on her face, sending fish tacos flying—not quite the fresh start she was hoping for. Still, she’s focused on winning, until she meets someone she might want a future with more than she needs the prize money.

After announcing their pronouns on national television, London Parker has enough on their mind without worrying about the klutzy competitor stationed in front of them. They’re there to prove the trolls—including a fellow contestant and their dad—wrong, and falling in love was never part of the plan.

As London and Dahlia get closer, reality starts to fall away. Goodbye, guilt about divorce, anxiety about uncertain futures, and stress from transphobia. Hello, hilarious shenanigans on set, wedding crashing, and spontaneous dips into the Pacific. But as the finale draws near, Dahlia and London’s steamy relationship starts to feel the heat both in and outside the kitchen—and they must figure out if they have the right ingredients for a happily ever after.

Radar à diversité : pp non-binaire

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Titre : I Wish You All the Best de Mason Deaver

Résumé : When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.

But Ben’s attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan’s friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.

Radar à diversité : pp non-binaire

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Titre : Upright Women Wanted de Sarah Gailey

Résumé : “That girl’s got more wrong notions than a barn owl’s got mean looks.”

Esther is a stowaway. She’s hidden herself away in the Librarian’s book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her—a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda.

The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.

Radar à diversité : pp lesbienne, li non-binaire

CHRONIQUE

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Titre : The One True Me and You de Remi K. England

Résumé : Up and coming fanfic author Kaylee Beaumont is internally screaming at the chance to finally meet her fandom friends in real life and spend a weekend at GreatCon. She also has a side quest for the weekend:

Try out they/them pronouns to see how it feels
Wear more masculine-presenting cosplay
Kiss a girl for the first time

It’s… a lot, and Kay mostly wants to lie face down on the hotel floor. Especially when her hometown bully, Miss North Carolina, shows up in the very same hotel. But there’s this con-sponsored publishing contest, and the chance to meet her fandom idols… and then, there’s Teagan.

Pageant queen Teagan Miller (Miss Virginia) has her eye on the much-needed prize: the $25,000 scholarship awarded to the winner of the Miss Cosmic Teen USA pageant. She also has secrets:

She loves the dresses but hates the tiaras
She’s a giant nerd for everything GreatCon
She’s gay af

If Teagan can just keep herself wrapped up tight for one more weekend, she can claim the scholarship and go off to college out and proud. If she’s caught, she could lose everything she’s worked for. If her rival, Miss North Carolina, has anything to do with it, that’s exactly how it’ll go down.

When Teagan and Kay bump into one another the first night, sparks fly. Their connection is intense—as is their shared enemy. If they’re spotted, the safe space of the con will be shattered, and all their secrets will follow them home. The risks are great… but could the reward of embracing their true selves be worth it?

Radar à diversité : pp non-binaire, pp lesbienne

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