GLBTQ Fiction

Adams, S.J. Sparks: The Epic Completely True Blue (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie. 2011.
A sixteen-year-old lesbian tries to get over a crush on her religious best friend by embarking on a "holy quest" with a couple of misfits who have invented a wacky, made-up faith called the Church of Blue.
Beam, Chris. I Am J. 2011.
J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.
Burd, Nick. The Vast Fields of Ordinary. 2009.
During Dade' s last summer at home, he meets and falls in love with the handsome and mysterious Alex. But just when happiness sets in, tragedy shatters Dade's dreams. 
Davis, Will. My Side of the Story. 2007.
Living at home with his parents, sanctimonious sister, and overbearing grandmother, sixteen-year-old Jaz--struggles to cope with his less-than-perfect life, including his therapist, his sexuality, tormenting schoolmates, and encounters with his high-school teacher at a local gay bar. 
Juby, Susan. Another Kind of Cowboy. 2007.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, two teenage dressage riders, one a spoiled rich girl and the other a closeted gay sixteen-year-old boy, come to terms with their identities and learn to accept themselves.
Garden, Nancy. Annie On My Mind. 1982.
Liza puts aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at school, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of people.
George, Madeleine. The Difference Between You and Me. 2012.
School outsider Jesse, a lesbian, is having secret trysts with Emily, the popular student council vice president, but when they find themselves on opposite sides of a major issue and Jesse becomes more involved with a student activist, they are forced to make a difficult decision.
Goode, L. Sister Mischief. 2011.
Esme Rockett, also known as MC Ferocious, rocks her suburban Minnesota Christian high school with more than the hip-hop music she makes with best friends Marcy ( DJ SheStorm) and Tess (The ConTessa) when she develops feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini).
Griffin, Molly Beth. Silhouette of a Sparrow. 2012.
During the summer of 1926 in the lake resort town of Excelsior, Minnesota, sixteen-year-old Garnet, who dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology, is resigned to marrying a nice boy and settling into middle-class homemaking until she takes a liberating job in a hat shop and begins an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper.
Green, John and Levithan, David. Will Grayson, Will Grayson. 2010.
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
Hartinger, Brent. Shadow Walkers. 2011.
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.
Hall, John. Is He or Isn't He? 2006.
Best friends Paige and Anthony both have designs on cute new guy Max, figuring whether he is straight or gay, he'll have to fall for one of them.
Hurwin, Davida. Freaks and Revelations. 2009.
Tells, in two voices, of events leading up to a 1980 incident in which fourteen-year-old Jason, a gay youth surviving on the streets as a prostitute, and seventeen-year-old Doug, a hate-filled punk rocker, have a fateful meeting in a Los Angeles alley.
Katcher, Brian. Almost Perfect. 2009.
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.
King, A. S. Ask the Passengers. 2012.
Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions . . . like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl.
Klise, James. Love Drugged. 2010.
Fifteen-year-old Jamie is dismayed by his attraction to boys, and when a beautiful girl shows an interest in him, he is all the more intrigued by her father's work developing a drug called Rehomoline.
Konigsberg, Bill. Openly Straight. 2013.
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.
Levithan, David. Boy Meets Boy. 2003.
A delightful novel that takes place in a town where gays and straights all hang out together at terrific bookstores and concerts and advise one another on the sometimes troubled progress of their various romances.
Lieberman, Leanne. Gravity. 2008.
Fifteen-year-old Ellie comes from an Orthodox Jewish family that is straining at the edges. Her older sister is planning her escape; her mother's commitment is frayed by her need for self-expression. Ellie herself discovers a different world when she spends the summer with her liberal Bubbe learning to swim and developing a crush on a neighbor, Lindsay.
Lo, Malinda. Huntress. 2011.
Seventeen-year-olds Kaede and Taisin are called to go on a dangerous and unprecedented journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen, in an effort to restore the balance of nature in the human world.
Manning, Sarra. Pretty Things. 2005.
While rehearsing for a production of "The Taming of the Shrew," four English teenagers explore their relationships and sexuality, while also discovering some surprising truths about themselves.
Moskowitz, Hannah. Gone, Gone, Gone. 2012.
Craig is "unavailable" because he's hung up on his first boyfriend, who went nuts after 9/11. Lio is a survivor of childhood leukemia that killed his twin brother. Craig and Lio are powerfully drawn to each other, but can they overcome past hurts and move on?
Myracle, Lauren. Kissing Kate. 2003.
Sixteen-year-old Lissa's relationship with her best friend changes after they kiss at a party and Lissa does not know what to do, until she gets help from an unexpected new friend.
Papademetriou, Lisa. M or F? 2005.
Gay teen Marcus helps his friend Frannie chat up her crush online, but then becomes convinced that the crush is falling for him instead.
Peters, Julie Anne. She Loves You, She Loves You Not. 2011.
When seventeen-year-old Alyssa is disowned by her father for being a lesbian, she's sent off to a small town in Colorado to live with the mother she's never known, where she's forced to come to terms with herself and her family.
Ryan, Sara. Empress of the World. 2001.
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.
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. 2012.
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.
Sanchez, Alex. Boyfriends with Girlfriends. 2011.
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.
Sanchez, Alex. Getting It. 2006.
Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, fifteen-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover, in exchange for Carlos's help in forming a Gay-Straight Alliance.
Scott, Tracey. Witch Eyes. 2011.
After a terrifying vision, Braden retreats to an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties, where he learns that the head of one dynasty is his father and the guy for whom he is falling is the son of the head of the other dynasty.
Sloan, Brian. A Tale of Two Summers. 2006.
Even though Hal is gay and Chuck is straight, the two fifteen-year-olds are best friends and set up a blog where Hal records his budding romance with a young Frenchman and Chuck falls for a summer theater camp diva.
Trueman, Terry. 7 Days at the Hot Corner. 2007.
Varsity baseball player Scott Latimer struggles with his own prejudices and those of others when his best friend reveals that he is gay.
Wilkinson, Lili. Pink. 2011.
Sixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality--and sexual orientation--at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty.
Wittlinger, Ellen. Parrotfish. 2007.
A transgendered high school student yearns for acceptance by his classmates and family as he struggles to adjust to his new identity as a male.
Wright, Bill. Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy. 2011.
Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate.

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GLBTQ Nonfiction

Berman, Steve. Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up. 2011. ( 808.83992 S H Youth)
Speaking Out features stories for and about LGBT and Q teens by fresh voices as well as noted authors in the field of young adult literature.
Belge, Kathy and Bieschke, Marke. Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens. 2011. ( 306.76 B Youth)
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.
Huegel, Kelly. GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Questioning Teens. 2011. (306.766 H Youth)
Offers gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens, as well as those questioning their sexuality, information and practical advice to help them deal with the issues they may face with their families, at school, and within contemporary society. 
Keen, Lisa. Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know About Their Legal Rights. 2007. (342.7308772 K PBK)
A sharp and coherent analysis of legal issues affecting LGBT kids today.
Moon, Sara and Lecesne. The Letter Q: Queer Writers Notes to Thier Younger Selves . 2012. ( 306.766 L Youth)
Collects letters from such GLBTQ writers including Brian Selznick, Michael Cunningham, and Amy Bloom to offer youth (and their younger selves) perspective and support on growing up GLBTQ.
Savage, Dan and Miller, Terry. It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. 2011. (306.7660835 I Teen)
A collection of essays by celebrities and leaders showing LGBT youth that even though the early years are difficult, life holds the promise of happiness. 

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GLBTQ Anthologies

How Beautiful the Ordinary. 2009. (808.83 H Teen)
Twelve sotries by contemporary, award-winning authors exploring themes of gender identity love and sexuality. 

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