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All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*


Felix Ever After Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

A People magazine Best Book of Fall 2019
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of 2019
"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author


Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir Cover Image
By Maggie Thrash, Maggie Thrash (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763687557
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Published: Candlewick - May 9th, 2017

“Thrash has so carefully and skillfully captured a universal moment. . . . A luminescent memoir not to be missed.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic-novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort.


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: 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.


The Stars and the Blackness Between Them Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525555483
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus's bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.


This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062820235
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Published: Balzer + Bray - December 17th, 2019

~Lambda Literary Award finalist for the best LGBT YA novel of 2018~

A fresh, charming rom-com perfect for fans of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Boy Meets Boy about Nathan Bird, who has sworn off happy endings but is sorely tested when his former best friend, Ollie, moves back to town.


Pet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525647072
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Published: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER

"[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities." -The New York Times


Kiss Number 8 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596437098
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Published: First Second - March 12th, 2019

A 2019 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
A 2020 Tayshas Reading List Selection
A 2020 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection


The Henna Wars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781624149689
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Published: Page Street Kids - May 12th, 2020

"Impossible to put down." - Kirkus, starred review


Date Me, Bryson Keller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593126035
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

What If It's Us meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before in this upbeat and heartfelt boy-meets-boy romance that feels like a modern twist on a '90s rom-com!


Out Now: Queer We Go Again! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335018267
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Published: Inkyard Press - May 26th, 2020

QUEER WE GO AGAIN


Verona Comics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525516286
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

From the author of Hot Dog Girl comes a fresh and funny queer YA contemporary novel about two teens who fall in love in an indie comic book shop.

Jubilee has it all together. She's an elite cellist, and when she's not working in her stepmom's indie comic shop, she's prepping for the biggest audition of her life.


The Grief Keeper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525514022
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

This stunning YA debut is a timely and heartfelt speculative narrative about healing, faith, and freedom.


The Black Flamingo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062990297
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 26th, 2020

Stonewall Book Award Winner!

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.


The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368048088
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

An epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay, and Emergency Contact will love this stunning debut.


What If It's Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062795236
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Published: HarperTeen - May 5th, 2020

A New York Times, USA Today, and Indie bestseller!

Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart.


Stay Gold Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062943170
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Published: HarperTeen - May 26th, 2020

Debut author Tobly McSmith delivers a coming-of-age teen love story about a transgender boy who’s going stealth at his new Texas high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him, even as she’s counting down the days until graduation. Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Becky Albertalli, and Jenny Han.


Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626722590
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Published: First Second - May 7th, 2019

One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019
On BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons List
One of NPR's Best Books of 2019
Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice
One of Bitch Media’s Best Queer YA Novels of 2019


Changers, Book One: Drew Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617751950
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Published: Black Sheep - February 4th, 2014

Winner of the 2015 Westchester Fiction Award

Changers Book One: Drew is a New York Public Library summer reading pick

"Changers should appeal to a broad demographic. Teenagers, after all, are the world's leading experts on trying on, and then promptly discarding, new identities."
--New York Times Book Review


Are You Listening? Cover Image
By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250207562
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

The graphic novel Are You Listening? is an intimate and emotionally soaring story about friendship, grief, and healing from Eisner Award winner Tillie Walden.

Bea is on the run. And then, she runs into Lou.


If I Was Your Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250078414
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 26th, 2018

The award-winning, big-hearted novel about being seen for who you really are, and a love story you can't help but root for

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.


The Miseducation of Cameron Post Movie Tie-in Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062884497
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Published: Balzer + Bray - July 3rd, 2018

Now a major motion picture starring Chloë Grace Moretz * Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner


Annie on My Mind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374400118
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Published: Square Fish - 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.


The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338582154
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

With a welcome mix of humor, heart, and high-stakes drama, Sabina Khan provides a timely and honest portrait of what it's like to grow up feeling unwelcome in your own culture.


Pulp Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335012906
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Published: Harlequin Teen - November 13th, 2018

In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. It's not easy being gay in Washington, DC, in the age of McCarthyism, but when she discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in Janet.


The Lost Coast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536200966
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Published: Candlewick - May 14th, 2019

The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods.


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062348685
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford!

William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist

"A remarkable gift of a novel."—Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle


The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062382818
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller!

Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library!


Little & Lion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316349017
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2018

A stunning novel on love, identity, loss, and redemption.

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she's isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (as well as her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.


Mooncakes Cover Image
By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781549303043
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Published: Oni Press - October 15th, 2019

"This sweet, spellbinding story will appeal to fans of magic and romance." — School Library Journal (starred review)
 

A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft. Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch.


As the Crow Flies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945820069
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - November 14th, 2017

Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, queer, black, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So naturally, she's spending a week of her summer vacation stuck at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp.


These Witches Don't Burn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451480347
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Published: Razorbill - April 28th, 2020

"Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut." --Dana Mele, author of People Like Us


How to Be Remy Cameron Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945053801
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Published: Duet Books - September 10th, 2019

Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron. He's the out-and-proud, super-likable guy who friends, faculty, and fellow students alike admire for his cheerful confidence. The only person who isn't entirely sure about Remy Cameron is Remy himself.


All the Invisible Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681199504
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - March 3rd, 2020

In this contemporary YA for fans of Becky Albertalli, one girl decides it's time to be really be herself--but will that cost her the best friend who once meant everything to her?


None of the Above Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062335326
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 4th, 2017

None of the Above is a powerful story of discovering one’s true identity. This book will open hearts and change minds.”—Stephen Chbosky, bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower


The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Letters to their Younger Selves Cover Image
By Sarah Moon (Editor), James Lecesne (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780545399333
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 29th, 2014

If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say?
 


Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942186489
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Published: Zest Books - October 1st, 2019

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?


Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781433829833
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Published: Magination Press - August 27th, 2019

2020 ALA Rainbow Book List Selection


Heartstopper: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. This edition features beautiful two-color artwork.

"Absolutely delightful. Sweet, romantic, kind. Beautifully paced. I loved this book." -- Rainbow Rowell, author of Carry On


A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #1) Cover Image
By Michael Bronski, Richie Chevat (Adapted by)
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ISBN: 9780807056127
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Published: Beacon Press - June 11th, 2019

Named one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 by School Library Journal

Queer history didn’t start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.


This Book Is Gay Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781492617839
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 2nd, 2015

"The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. Frank, warm, funny, USEFUL." --Patrick Ness, bestselling author


Trans Teen Survival Guide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781785923418
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - September 21st, 2018

Frank, friendly and funny, the Trans Teen Survival Guide will leave transgender and non-binary teens informed, empowered and armed with all the tips, confidence and practical advice they need to navigate life as a trans teen.