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365 days 365 days / K.E. Payne

Clemmie Atkins, a teenage girl confused about her sexuality, pursues a relationship with her nice but dim boyfriend Ben to try to forget about J., the unattainable girl of her dreams, until a new interest named Hannah comes into her life. 


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Absolute Brightness Absolute Brightness / James Lecesne

Unsure of what to make of her flamboyant, confident, and colorful gay cousin Leonard who moves in with her family, Phoebe observes him from a curious distance, but when he ends up dead at the bottom of a lake, she becomes obsessed with the murder and the need to get justice at all cost.


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Alex as well Alex as well / Alyssa Brugman

Raised as a boy, fourteen-year-old Alex, who has male and female sexual body parts, rejects the hormonal medications prescribed by his mother and decides to live as a girl.


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Almost perfect Almost perfect / Brian Katcher

With his mother working long hours and in pain from a romantic break-up, eighteen-year-old Logan feels alone and unloved until a zany new student arrives at his small-town Missouri high school, keeping a big secret. 


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Annie On My Mind Annie On My Mind / Nancy Garden

Liza never knew that falling in love could be so wonderful… and so confusing. When Annie and Liza fall in love, Liza never imagines that their romance will cause her to lie to her friends and family.


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Anything could happen Anything could happen / Will Walton

Tretch Farm lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his best friend, Matt Gooby. Matt has two gay dads, but isn't all that gay himself . . . which doesn't stop Tretch from loving him anyway. Things get even more complicated when a girl falls for Tretch, and Tretch doesn't know how to put her off without revealing everything to everyone. Meanwhile, his family is facing some challenges of its own, and it's going to take Tretch coming out and coming to peace with his situation for his life to move forward. 


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Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe / Benjamin Alire Saenz

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before. 


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Bait Bait / Alex Sanchez

Sexual abuse victim Diego has anger management issues and he is on probation. Mr. Vidas, his probation officer, helps him get to the root of his anger so that he can stop running from his past.


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The Balance The Balance / Neal Wooten

Piri is a nineteen-year-old boy who lives in a technological metropolis that rises above the clouds. But when an accident drops him out of the city, everything changes. At first terrified by the atrocious reality of life on the surface, including surviving gruesome creatures known as Scavs, Piri is soon mesmerized by the bond they have for one another. He also comes to understand his own feelings for Niko, the boy who rescued him.  


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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children Beautiful Music for Ugly Children / Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents--all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for a station in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school.


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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series, making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults.  


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Beyond magenta Beyond magenta / Susan Kuklin

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.


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Boy Meets Boy Boy Meets Boy / David Levithan

Paul’s high school is unique: the cheerleaders ride Harleys and the homecoming queen is also the star quarterback. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the right guy—until he makes one huge mistake.

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Boyfriends with Girlfriends Boyfriends with Girlfriends / Alex Sanchez

When Lance begins to date Sergio, who's bisexual, he's not sure that it'll work out, and when his best friend Allie, who has a boyfriend, meets Sergio's lesbian friend, she has unexpected feelings which she struggles to understand.


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Center of the World Center of the World / Andreas Stein

As he works through his often difficult relationships with his single mother, distant twin sister, his first boyfriend, and an odd assortment of friends, a teenage boy learns about the wounds and healing brought by love.


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Crossing lines Crossing lines / Paul Volponi

High school senior Adonis struggles to do the right thing when his fellow football players escalate their bullying of a new classmate, Alan, who is transgendered. 


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The Culling The Culling / Steven dos Santos

Conscripted by a totalitarian government that murders family members when recruits fail their training levels, Lucky forges uneasy alliances with four fellow recruits against whom he is competing for survival, a situation that is further complicated by his growing feelings for a rebellious rival. Sequel: The Sowing. 


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Difference Between You and Me Difference Between You and Me / Madeleine George

Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend. These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate "private time" they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what's more important: what you believe in, or the one you love?


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Double exposure Double exposure / Bridget Birdsall

Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas starts school in a new state with a new identity--as a girl--but a bully on the basketball court threatens to reveal that Alyx is an intersex person, which could disqualify Alyx and the team from playing in the state championship game.


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Empress of the world Empress of the world / Sara Ryan

While attending a summer institute, fifteen-year-old Nic meets another girl named Battle, falls in love with her, and finds the relationship to be difficult and confusing. 


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Fan art Fan art / Sarah Tregay

A sweet contemporary romance about a boy who falls in love with his best friend, and the girls who help them get together. Jamie Peterson has a problem: Even though he tries to keep his feelings to himself, everyone seems to know how he feels about Mason, and the girls in his art class are determined to help them get together. Telling the truth could ruin Jamie and Mason's friendship, but it could also mean a chance at happiness. Falling in love is easy, except when it's not, and Jamie must decide if coming clean to Mason is worth facing his worst fear.

 


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Far from Xanadu Far from Xanadu / Julie Anne Peters

In a small Kansas town, sixteen-year-old Mary-Elizabeth "Mike" Szabo tries to come to terms with her father's suicide and her own homosexuality.


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The five stages of Andrew Brawley The five stages of Andrew Brawley / Shaun David Hutchinson; illustrations by Christine Larsen

Convinced he should have died in the accident that killed his parents and sister, sixteen-year-old Drew lives in a hospital, hiding from employees and his past, until Rusty, set on fire for being gay, turns his life around. Includes excerpts from the superhero comic Drew creates. 


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Freak Show Freak Show / James St. James

Billy Bloom is gay, but it's mostly theoretical, as he hasn't had much experience. When he has to move to Florida, he can't believe his bad luck. His new school is a mix of Bible Belles, Aberzombies, and Football Heroes, none of which are exactly his type. Billy's efforts to fit in and stand out at the same time are both hilarious and heartrending. In this novel from adult author and media personality James St. James, readers are in for a wild ride as he tells Billy's fascinating story of bravado, pain, and unexpected love, inspired by his own experiences.


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Freakboy Freakboy / Kristin Elizabeth Clark

Told from three viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Brendan, a wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum while Vanessa, the girl he loves, and Angel, a transgender acquaintance, try to help. 


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Gay America Gay America / Linas Alsenas

Milestones of gay and lesbian life in the United States are brought together in the first-ever nonfiction book on the topic published specifically for teens. Profusely illustrated with period photographs, first-person accounts offer insight as each chapter identifies an important era. From the Gay '20s to the Kinsey study, from the McCarthy witch hunts to the Beat generation, from Stonewall to disco, and from AIDS to gay marriage and families, this overview gives a balanced look at how queer men and women have lived, worked, played--and fought to overcome prejudice and discrimination--for the past 125 years.


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Gay in America Gay in America / [portraits by] Scott Pasfield ; introduction by Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy

A photographic survery of gay men in America. The photographer traveled across all fifty states to document the lives of 140 gay men from all walks of life.


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Gemini Bites Gemini Bites / Patrick Ryan

Sixteen-year-old Kyle's relationship with his twin sister, Judy, is, to put it mildly, antagonistic. He calls her the Monster, and she calls him the Boy Who Loves Penises and other snarky names that make mean-spirited fun of his homosexuality. Things get complicated when, to the twins' horror, Garrett, a boy from school, comes to live with them for a month. Garrett is a loner with black clothes, eyeliner on one eye, a giant sketchpad under one arm, and the often articulated claim to be a vampire. Nevertheless, there's something weirdly attractive about him, and soon both twins find themselves drawn to him and he to them?


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GLBTQ GLBTQ / Kelly Huegel

Describes the challenges faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens, offers practical advice, real-life experiences, and accessible resources and support groups.


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God Box God Box / Alex Sanchez

Paul is a religious high school student whose goals in life are to maintain a healthy relationship with his father, girlfriend, and God, but all that changes when openly gay Manuel transfers to his school. Though Paul has been taught that being gay is a sin, Manuel claims to be a devote Christian and Paul’s lifelong beliefs are shaken.


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Gone, Gone, Gone Gone, Gone, Gone / Hannah Moskowitz

In the wake of the post-9/11 sniper shootings, fragile love finds a stronghold in this intense, romantic novel from the author of Break and Invincible Summer. It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge and trying to make sense of these random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives. Craig's crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him...and if he'll do it again...and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody. Lio feels most alive when he's with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable...and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.


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Gracefully Grayson Gracefully Grayson / Ami Polonsky

Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: "he" is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection, or worse. Despite the risks, Grayson's true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher's wisdom be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit?  


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Grl2Grl: Short Fictions Grl2Grl: Short Fictions / Julie Anne Peters

In this honest, emotionally captivating short story collection, renowned author and National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters offers a stunning portrayal of young women as they navigate the hurdles of relationships and sexual identity. From the young lesbian taking her first steps toward coming out to the two strangers who lock eyes across a crowded train, from the transgender teen longing for a sense of self to the girl whose abusive father has turned her to stone, Peters is the master of creating characters whose own vulnerability resonates with readers and stays with them long after the last page is turned. Grl2Grl shows the rawness of teenage emotion as young girls become women and begin to discover the intricacies of love, dating and sexuality.


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Hero Hero / Perry Moore

Thom Creed is used to keeping secrets--such as his super powers and his sexuality--from his father. But when Thom is invited to become a real superhero, he is forced to choose what kind of hero (and person) he truly wants to be.


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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story / David Levithan

A companion book to Will Grayson, Will Grayson traces the life of gay jazz dancer Tiny Cooper, who imparts his experiences of growing up and searching for true love in the style of a lively musical. 


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How beautiful the ordinary How beautiful the ordinary / edited by Michael Cart

Presents twelve stories by contemporary, award-winning young adult authors, some presented in graphic or letter format, which explore themes of gender identity, love, and sexuality.


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How They Met and Other Stories How They Met and Other Stories / David Levithan

How They Met is a collection of short stories about lust, joy, heartache, and above all else--love. These stories explore many aspects of love throughout the sexuality spectrum.

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I am J I am J / Cris Beam

J had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a "real boy" and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible - from his parents, from his friends, from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding - it's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost. Cris Beam delivers a powerful and inspiring story of self-discovery as readers share in J's struggle to find his own path and to love his true self.


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I'll give you the sun I'll give you the sun / Jandy Nelson

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else who's an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they'€™d have a chance to remake their world.


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If I was your girl If I was your girl / Meredith Russo

Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.


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If You Could Be Mine If You Could Be Mine / Sara Farizan
In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.

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It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) / Julie Anne Peters

When 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. Facing heavy opposition and admittedly clueless about prom logistics, the three friends are nonetheless determined to succeed -- if Luke's and Azure's secret crushes on Radhika don't push the committee members, and their friendships, to the breaking point first. Told in two voices and filled with comical missed connections, It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) explores the ups and downs of planning an alternative prom -- while dealing with an unrequited crush on your best friend -- and shines with National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters's unmistakable wit and insight.


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Kevin Keller Kevin Keller / Story and Pencils by Dan Parent, Inking by Rich Koslowski

For decades, the Archie line marked its territory with a certain timelessness and remained staid in its depiction of Riverdale and its inhabitants. But times have changed and hunky new student Kevin Keller's on the scene to help usher the gang at Riverdale High into the 21st century. A former army brat, Kevin fits right in, especially with Veronica, and brings something new by being the first gay character in the line's history. That narrative move could have proven a stereotypical disaster, but writer/artist Parent crafts Kevin as a full-on character with a great deal of heart and instant likability while sidestepping obvious tropes. This volume is rounded with considerable back-story explaining just who Kevin is, where he comes from, and what he's endured up to this point in his life, and that makes all the difference in getting readers on the guy's side. He is simply a nice kid, and at its heart that's what this story is really all about, rendering the whole gay angle clearly present but a decided non-issue. Fun from start to finish, this volume is highly recommended as a gateway into the contemporary world of Archie for newcomers and the returning curious. (Publisher's Weekly


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Kissing Kate Kissing Kate / Lauren Myracle

Local author Lauren Myracle creates a superb story. Lissa’s relationship with her best friend changes after they kiss at a party. Lissa does not know what to do and is confused about her own feelings.


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Lily and Dunkin Lily and Dunkin / Donna Gephart

Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change.


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Love is the higher law Love is the higher law / David Levithan

The lives of three teens--Claire, Jasper, and Peter--are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents' frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he's okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire's, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him. Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other's in a way that leads to new understandings, new relationships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by.  


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Luna Luna / Julie Anne Peters

“Yeah, I loved her. I couldn’t help it. She was my brother.” Regan has always been there for her transgender brother Liam, sacrificing her needs for his, but when he announces that he is ready to “transition” into Luna permanently, Regan is not sure that she can handle the consequences.

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The miseducation of Cameron Post The miseducation of Cameron Post / Emily M. Danforth

In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center. 


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Misfits Misfits / James Howe

What does a 12-year-old student who moonlights as a tie salesman, a tall, outspoken girl, a gay middle school student and a kid branded as a hooligan have in common? Best friends for years, they've all been the target of cruel name-calling and now that they're in seventh grade, they're not about to take it anymore.

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More happy than not More happy than not / Adam Silvera

After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love. 


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My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan / Seth Rudetsky

Justin has two goals for sophomore year: to date Chuck, the hottest boy in school, and to become the king of Cool U, the table in the cafeteria where the "in" crowd sits. Unfortunately, he has the wrong look (short, plump, Brillo-pad curls), he has the wrong interests (Broadway, chorus violin), and he has the wrong friends (Spencer, into Eastern religions, and Mary Ann, who doesn't shave her armpits). And Chuck? Well, he's not gay; he's dating Becky, a girl in chorus with whom Justin is friendly. But Justin is determined. In detention one day (because he saw Chuck get it first), Justin comes up with a perfect plan: to allow Becky to continue dating Chuck, whom Becky's dad hates. They will pretend that Becky is dating Justin, whom Becky's dad loves. And when Becky and Justin go out on a fake date, Chuck will meet up with them for a real date with Becky. Chuck's bound to find Justin irresistable, right? What could go wrong? Seth Rudetsky's first novel for young adults is endearingly human, and laugh-out-loud funny, and any kid who ever aspired to Cool U will find Justin a welcome ally in the fight for popularity.

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My Heartbeat My Heartbeat / Garret Freymann-Weyr

Ellen has always known that her older brother Link and his best friend James are close but when a girl at school asks her if the two boys are a couple, their relationship begins to change dramatically.

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No compromise : the story of Harvey Milk No compromise : the story of Harvey Milk / David Aretha

Chronicles the life and career of the California activist and politician, including his crusade for gay rights, his successful city supervisor campaign in 1977, and the legacy he left after his murder. 


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None of the above None of the above / I.W. Gregorio

A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex...and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.


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Not otherwise specified Not otherwise specified / Hannah Moskowitz

Auditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she's not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet--but it may also mean real friendships. 


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October mourning: a song for Matthew Shepard October mourning: a song for Matthew Shepard / Lesléa Newman

Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. 


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One man guy One man guy / Michael Barakiva

When Alek's high-achieving, Armenian-American parents send him to summer school, he thinks his summer is ruined. But then he meets Ethan, who opens his world in a series of truly unexpected ways. 


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Openly straight Openly straight / Bill Konigsberg

Tired of being known as "the gay kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences. 


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Out of the pocket Out of the pocket / Bill Konigsberg

As Bobby Framingham, quarterback of his high school football team, finally acknowledges to himself that he is gay, events start to spin out of control when his sexual orientation is revealed in the student newspaper and then in the local press. 


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Parrotfish Parrotfish / Ellen Wittlinger

Angela, who has never felt comfortable as a girl, finally comes out as transgender and begins life as Grady, a boy. While it feels natural to him, Grady isn't prepared for the reaction he gets from his family, friends, and classmates.


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Pride Pride / Robin Stevenson

Examines the importance of embracing diversity and fighting for freedom and equality for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people around the world.


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Promise me something Promise me something / Sara Kocek

After starting classes at a new school, Reyna befriends a provocative misfit who harbors a secret that forces Reyna to choose between true friendship with an outcast and superficial friendships with more popular kids. 


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Queer Queer / Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke

A guide that helps LGBT teens come out to friends and family, navigate their new LGBT social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and rise up against bigotry and homophobia.


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Rainbow boys Rainbow boys / Alex Sanchez

Three high school seniors, a jock with a girlfriend and an alcoholic father, a closeted gay, and a flamboyant gay rights advocate, struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting feelings about each other. 


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Rethinking normal Rethinking normal / Katie Rain Hill with Ariel Schrag

In this young adult memoir, a transgender girl shares her personal journey of growing up as a boy and then undergoing gender reassignment during her teens.


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See you at Harry's See you at Harry's / Jo Knowles

Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible in her family, where grumpy eighteen-year-old Sarah is working at the family restaurant, fourteen-year-old Holden is struggling with school bullies and his emerging homosexuality, and adorable, three-year-old Charlie is always the center of attention, and when tragedy strikes, the fragile bond holding the family together is stretched almost to the breaking point. 


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Shadow walkers Shadow walkers / Brent Hartinger

Living with his grandparents on a tiny island off the Washington coast, Zach feels cut off from the world, but when his little brother, Gilbert, is kidnapped Zach and a new friend, Emory, seek him in the astral realm, where a centuries-old creature hungers for Zach's soul. 


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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda / Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity and that of his pen pal will be revealed. 


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Sister Mischief Sister Mischief / Laura Goode

Listen up: You're about to get rocked by the fiercest, baddest all-girl hip-hop crew in the Twin Cities - or at least in the wealthy, white, Bible-thumping suburb of Holyhill, Minnesota. Our heroine, Esme Rockett (aka MC Ferocious) is a Jewish lesbian lyricist. In her crew, Esme's got her BFFs Marcy (aka DJ SheStorm, the butchest straight girl in town) and Tess (aka The ConTessa, the pretty, popular powerhouse of a vocalist). But Esme's feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini), a beautiful, brilliant, beguiling desi chick, are bound to get complicated. And before they know it, the queer hip-hop revolution Esme and her girls have exploded in Holyhill is on the line. Exciting new talent Laura Goode lays down a snappy, provocative, and heartfelt novel about discovering the rhythm of your own truth.


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Some assembly required Some assembly required / Arin Andrews with Joshua Lyon

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 teen memoir.


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Speaking out Speaking out / Rachelle Lee Smith ; foreword by Candace Gingrich ; afterword by Graeme Taylor

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 without judgment or stereotype by eliminating environmental influence with a stark white backdrop. This backdrop acts as a blank canvas, where each subject's personal thoughts are handwritten onto the final photographic print. With more than 65 portraits photographed over a period of 10 years, the book provides rare insight into.


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Stick Stick / Andrew Smith

Thirteen-year-old Stark "Stick" McClellan's brother has always defended him against those who tease him for his thinness and facial deformity, so when Bosten, having admitted he is gay, must leave home and their abusive parents, Stick sets out to find him. 


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Stonewall Stonewall / Ann Bausum

That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. This riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring.


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Symptoms of being human Symptoms of being human / Jeff Garvin

A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students.


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Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel / Sara Farizan
High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls life would be twice as hard, but when a new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.

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Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom / Emily Franklin

Lucas and Tessa's friendship is the stuff of legend in their small Midwestern town. So it's no surprise when Lucas finally realizes his feelings for Tessa are more than friendship and he asks her to prom. What no one expected, especially Lucas, was for Tessa to come out as a lesbian instead of accepting his heartfelt invitation. Humiliated and confused, Lucas also feels betrayed that his best friend kept such an important secret from him. What's worse is Tessa's decision to wear a tastefully tailored tuxedo to escort her female crush, sparking a firestorm of controversy. Lucas must decide if he should stand on the sidelines or if he should stand by his friend to make sure that Tessa Masterson will go to prom.


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Tomboy Tomboy / Liz Prince

Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.


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Transgender lives Transgender lives / Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Offers a look into the lives of transgender people and how they came to better understand, accept, and express their gender identities.


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Two boys kissing Two boys kissing / David Levithan

Harry and Craig, are two seventeen-year-olds about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teens dealing with universal questions of love, identity, and belonging. 


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Vast Fields of Ordinary Vast Fields of Ordinary / Nick Burd

The summer after he graduates from high school, Dade Hamilton watches his parents’ marriage fall apart, ditches his secret “casual” boyfriend who refuses to acknowledge his existence, and falls in love with the mysterious and messed up Alex Kinciad, giving him the courage to come out of the closet and face the future.


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What if? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbian What if? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbian / Eric Marcus

No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics--and not-so-basics--are covered in more than one hundred questions asked by real teens.


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What They Always Tell Us What They Always Tell Us / Martin Wilson

Alex and James are only one year apart, but the distance between these brothers is vast. James, a popular and talented senior, awaits news about his early admission to Duke, playing tennis and going to parties with his buddies on the weekends. Alex, a junior, is confused and disoriented after having chugged Pine-Sol at a party, lost all of his friends, and found himself secretly dating Nathen, one of his brother's best pals. The backdrop is Tuscaloosa, AL, where Alex knows his emerging sexual identity will never be accepted, and James fears he will be stuck forever if Duke turns him down. The boys wander their way through the school year fulfilling family obligations, befriending an odd and lonely neighbor boy, and navigating their way back to mutual affection after a period of mild estrangement.

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What we left behind What we left behind / Robin Talley

Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school. They've been together forever. They never fight. They're deeply, hopelessly in love. When they separate for their first year at college--Toni to Harvard and Gretchen to NYU--they're sure they'll be fine. Where other long-distance relationships have fallen apart, theirs is bound to stay rock-solid. The reality of being apart, though, is very different than they expected. Toni, who identifies as genderqueer, meets a group of transgender upperclassmen and immediately finds a sense of belonging that has always been missing, but Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside their relationship. While Toni worries that Gretchen won't understand Toni's new world, Gretchen begins to wonder where she fits in this puzzle. As distance and Toni's shifting gender identity begin to wear on their relationship, the couple must decide--have they grown apart for good, or is love enough to keep them together?


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When love comes to town When love comes to town / Tom Lennon

Neil Byrne, a teenager in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1990s, comes to terms with the fact that he is gay and seeks acceptance from his friends and family. 


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Will Grayson, Will Grayson Will Grayson, Will Grayson / John Green and David Levithan

Two boys, both named Will Grayson, meet on a corner in Chicago. One of them (Will Grayson with punctuation) has just missed the chance to see a concert by one of his favourite bands. The other (will grayson, no punctuation) came looking for a boy he met on the internet. What they find is not only each other but themselves.

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With or without you With or without you / Brian Farrey

When eighteen-year-old best friends Evan and Davis of Madison, Wisconsin, join a community center group called "chasers" to gain acceptance and knowledge of gay history, there may be fatal consequences. 

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