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LGBTQI Family Books for Teens and Middle Grades


The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA By Gabriela Herman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620973677
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Published: New Press - October 10th, 2017

A stunning new photobook featuring more than fifty portraits of children brought up by gay parents in America, sixth in a groundbreaking series that looks at LGBTQ communities around the world

My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family By Zach Wahls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592407637
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Published: Avery - April 2nd, 2013

A resounding testament to the power of family and a reassurance that there is no wrong way to be who you are

You're Welcome, Universe By Whitney Gardner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399551444
Published: Ember - March 6th, 2018

A vibrant, edgy, fresh new YA voice for fans of More Happy Than Not and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, packed with interior graffiti.

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award!


From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142416419
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 8th, 2010

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narrator

Let's Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents By Tina Fakhrid-Deen, COLAGE (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580053334
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Published: Seal Press - September 28th, 2010

Let's Get This Straight reaches out to young people with one or more gay, lesbian, bi, or trans parents to provide them with the tools to combat homophobia, take pride in their alternative family structures, and speak out against injustice. 

This short but thorough book profiles forty-five diverse youth and young adults, all of whom voice their opinions and provide advice

LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me #37) By Eva Apelqvist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780810885363
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Published: Scarecrow Press - August 28th, 2013

This book focuses on the difficulties young people face as members of households in which one or more members are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. It offers encouragement, insights, and resources to help them cope with and embrace the uniqueness of their family life.

How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent: A Book by Kids for Kids of All Ages (Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies) By Judith E. Snow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781560234203
Published: Routledge - July 1st, 2004

Sometimes I fantasize about having a magic wand. How awesome it would be to wave it and completely eliminate prejudice, hate, and ignorance. Just imagine what it would be like to live in a world like that.

The Only Black Girls in Town By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316456388
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

A Bank Street Best Book of 2021!

From award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert comes a debut middle-grade novel about the only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only Black girl in town for years.

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs By Leslie Connor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062796783
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 25th, 2020

A unique masterpiece about loss, love, and the world’s best bad dog, from award winner Leslie Connor, author of the National Book Award finalist The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle.

To Night Owl From Dogfish By Holly Goldberg Sloan, Meg Wolitzer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525553243
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - April 28th, 2020

From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.

The Other F-Word: A Novel By Natasha Friend Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250144157
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Published: Square Fish - June 5th, 2018

A fresh, humorous, and timely YA novel about two teens conceived via in vitro fertilization who go in search for answers about their donor