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.
Every story can change a life.
Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBT kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller.
A powerful and inspiring story about a transgender teen's struggle to find his own path -- and love his true self.
Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she had Sarah. Sarah, her girlfriend, with whom she dreamed about the day they could move far away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves, instead of having to hide their relationship.
$10.99ISBN: 9780142418475Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Speak - April 5th, 2011
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781416982678Availability: Special OrderPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2011
I met Fred first.
Fred: Hot. Enigmatic. Alex’s first friend in her lonely new town. Maybe her first…everything.
I met Adina the following Monday.
Adina: Fred’s twin sister. Cold. Troubled. Trouble.
I kissed him.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780738726762Availability: Special OrderPublished: Flux - November 8th, 2011
Do you feel lost? Confused? Alone? (Circle one): Yes or No. The Church of Blue can help. We are not a cult. $5 for a holy quest is a good deal. Since sixth grade, Debbie Woodlawn has nursed a secret, heart-searing crush on her best friend, Lisa.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780061926549Availability: Special OrderPublished: HarperTeen - October 30th, 2012
Ava is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultraradical politics, and ultrablack clothing. She's ready to try something new—she's even ready to be someone new. Someone who fits in, someone with a gorgeous boyfriend, someone who wears pink.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780981973340Availability: Special OrderPublished: Zest Books - June 1st, 2011
Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), it’s even harder. When do you decide to come out? To whom? Will your friends accept you?$16.95ISBN: 9781594933172Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bella Books - July 10th, 2012
When Shai receives text messages from Marlena, the love of her life, and reads them during class, her dramatic mother finds out what her A-student daughter's been doing behind her back and kicks her to the curb.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780316131445Availability: Special OrderPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013When Azure's principal gives her the chance to turn the school's traditional (and boring) senior prom into an event that will appeal to everyone, not just the jocks and cheerleaders, she jumps at the opportunity. Soon Azure manages to convince her best friends, Luke and Radhika, to join the prom committee as well.
Email or call for priceISBN: 9780802723598Availability: Special OrderPublished: Walker Childrens - April 9th, 2013
Lucas and Tessa have always had a close friendship. So it's no surprise when Lucas finally realizes his true feeling for Tessa and he asks her to Prom. What no one expected, especially Lucas, was for Tessa to come out as a lesbian-or for Tessa's decision to wear a tuxedo and escort her female crush to Prom, to spark a firestorm of controversy.$10.99ISBN: 9780062020574Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2013
The acclaimed book behind the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning movie$10.99ISBN: 9780545399333Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 29th, 2014
Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of top authors.If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say?That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college?Email or call for priceISBN: 9780147508546Availability: Special OrderPublished: Speak - April 18th, 2013
Since coming together at the age of eleven, Nina, Avery and Mel have never been apart. The summer before senior year, however, Nina goes away to a summer program in California. When she returns, she expects to be welcomed back into her friends arms with great excitement. Instead, something has changed in the Triangle Mel and Avery are acting strangely.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781590213506Availability: Special OrderPublished: Tincture - October 18th, 2010
As they embark on their final year of high school, the Fierce Foursome-Maui, Trini, Isaac, and Liberace-decide to do something big, something that will memorialize their friendships for when they all go their separate ways and begin their new "adult" lives.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780142417065Availability: Special OrderPublished: Puffin Books - November 11th, 2010
A lyrical coming-of-age story from a three-time Newbery Honor winning authorEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780316040105Availability: Special OrderPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 5th, 2010
The haunting, romantic lesbian retelling of Cinderella and modern queer classic by award-winning author Malinda Lo--now with an introduction by Holly Black, a letter from the author, a Q&A, and more!$12.99ISBN: 9781481416764Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2015
Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning memoir.
We’ve all felt uncomfortable in our own skin at some point, and we’ve all been told that “it’s just a part of growing up.” But for Arin Andrews, it wasn’t a phase that would pass.$12.99ISBN: 9781481418249Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2015
In her unique, generous, and affecting voice, nineteen-year-old Katie Rain Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment. Now with a reading group guide!
Katie Rain Hill realized very young that a serious mistake had been made; she was a girl who had been born in the body of a boy.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781626252974Availability: BackorderedPublished: Instant Help Publications - December 1st, 2015
This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780982405321Availability: Special OrderPublished: Harbor View Press - August 8th, 2015
Real Talk now contains QR codes in each chapter that readers can scan with their cell phones to watch the author talk about gender transitioning in more detail. The first book devoted exclusively to issues of gender transitioning for youth. Real Talk takes early transitioning seriously and offers a road map of the issues that youth can expect to encounter in their journey.$9.95ISBN: 9781616204556Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Algonquin Young Readers - September 9th, 2014
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children’s/Young Adult
One of Rolling Stone’s 40 Best YA Novels
A 2014 ALA Rainbow List Top 10 Title
A Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth 2013
A Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” 2013
This Forbidden Romance Could Cost Them Their Lives
S$12.99ISBN: 9780763673680Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015
A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book
A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780373212040Availability: Special OrderPublished: Harlequin Teen - January 26th, 2016
In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed foreverSarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781629630410Availability: Special OrderPublished: PM Press - November 15th, 2014
2015 Rainbow Award Winner; Best Bisexual, Transgender & LGBT Debut
A photographic essay that explores a wide spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of a diverse group of young people, ages 14–24, identifying as queer (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning), Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus presents portraits wiEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780316011273Availability: Special OrderPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2006
A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist!$10.99ISBN: 9781492617839Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sourcebooks Fire - June 2nd, 2015
The bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender
Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781442406216Availability: Special OrderPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2011
Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl, but it's a shock to everyone when she cuts her hair short, buys some men's clothes, and announces she'd like to be called by a new name, Grady. Although Grady is happy about his decision to finally be true to himself, everybody else is having trouble processing the news.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780986448485Availability: Special OrderPublished: Adaptive Books - February 9th, 2016
Between Mother Nature and human nature, disasters are inevitable.
Lea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding. Within twenty-four hours, the blood made international news. All over the world, blood oozed out of the ground, even through the concrete, even in the water. Then the earth started growing hair and bones.$19.99ISBN: 9781481449632Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2016
From the “author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.
Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781583227206Availability: BackorderedPublished: Seven Stories Press - May 2nd, 2006
Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it.$10.99ISBN: 9780545798655Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015
The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else... now in paperback.The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else. Pre-order the companion novel Honestly Ben now (out 3/28/17)!Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes.$12.99ISBN: 9781481405959Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2015
From the award-winning author of Break and Teeth comes a raw and honest exploration of complicated identities in a novel about a girl living on the fringe of every fringe group in her small town.
Etta is tired of dealing with all of the labels and categories that seem so important to everyone else in her small Nebraska hometown.
Everywhere she turns, someone feels she&$14.99ISBN: 9781442408937Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014
This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.$10.99ISBN: 9780142422946Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Speak - May 5th, 2015
Just out of high school, Emi Price is a talented young set designer already beginning to thrive in the L.A. film scene. But her artistic eye has failed her in one key area: helping her to design a love life that’s more than make-believe. Then she finds a mysterious letter at an estate sale, and it sends her chasing down the loose ends of a movie icon’s hidden life.$9.99ISBN: 9780375832994Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ember - May 10th, 2005
This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.