Thank you for engaging with this collection of recommendations from members of the Office of DEI, as well as the Middle School Science and Health Departments. As we reviewed books, we looked for relevant and accurate information, including representation of a diversity of identities and perspectives. Our book suggestions include expansive representations of gender and sexuality, as well as inclusive language. Since prior lists of recommendations have been shared, many new books have been written that more holistically reflect our aspirations around the messaging we offer young people at school. We want to underscore the idea that if you have books that are more dated or from a prior list of recommendations, you may want to continue to use them. If you do so, we recommend using them as an opportunity to discuss how language and understanding of identity, gender, and sexuality can evolve over time.