LGBTQ Books for Teens

Totally Joe (Misfits) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689839580
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2007

"Everybody says you and Colin were kissing."

"What? That's ridiculous "

"For heaven's sake, Joe, if you and Colin want to kiss, you have every right to."

"We did not kiss," I told her.

Addie shrugged. "Whatever."

What was it with my friends?

Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, Beck Underwood (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064405874
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Published: Harper Teen - April 15th, 1995

Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Leslea Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen

We Don't Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon: The Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Adolescents in Child Welfare Systems (Southeast Asia Series; 102) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780231104555
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Published: Columbia University Press - July 6th, 1998

Drawing on over twenty years of child welfare experience and extensive interviews with 54 gay and lesbian young people who lived in out-of-home-care child welfare settings in three North American cities--Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto--Gerald Mallon presents narratives of marginalized young people trying to find the "right fit." Mallon permits the voices of these young people to guide the rese

Luna Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316011273
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2006

A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist

The Misfits Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689839566
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2003

Sticks and stones
may break our bones,
but names
will break our spirit.

Queer Kids (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781560239291
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Published: Routledge - June 1st, 1998

Packed to the hilt with living narratives, scholarly research, and problem-solution scenarios, Queer Kids: The Challenges and Promise for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth examines the unique challenges faced by today's homosexual young adults. You'll learn what modern-day queer kids do to cope, survive, and find understanding in a world riddled with homophobic intolerance.

Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they're looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, YA authors David Levithan and Billy Merrell have collected original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early 20s.

Parrotfish Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416916222
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2007

Last week I cut my hair, bought some boys' clothes and shoes, wrapped a large ACE bandage around my chest to flatten my fortunately-not-large breasts, and began looking for a new name.

Annie on My Mind Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374400118
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 20th, 2007

This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.

Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know about Their Legal Rights Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807079669
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - June 1st, 2007

The enormous advances of the civil rights movement have made it easier for LGBT youth to be "out," yet their increased visibility has led to myriad legal issues involving such critical matters as freedom of expression, sexual harassment, self-chosen medical care, and even their right to privacy within their own families.