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Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue,

S. J. Adams · Flux; Original edition
Format: Paperback

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. But all those years of pretending to enjoy Full...
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

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

"I...

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Gay America: Struggle for Equality

Linas Alsenas · Amulet Books; Library Binding edition
Format: Book

Milestones of gay and lesbian life in the United States are brought together in the first-ever nonfiction book published specifically for teens. Profusely illustrated with archival images, the groundbreaking Gay America reveals how gay men and women have lived, worked, and loved...

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Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen

Arin Andrews · Simon & Schuster BFYR
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

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 first-of-its-kind memoir. Now with a reading group guide and an all-new afterword from the author!

In this revolutionary...
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Wonders of the invisible world

Christopher Barzak · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 339
Format: Print book

Seventeen-year-old Aiden has been living like a ghost since his mother tried to stop a family curse by causing him to forget his psychic experiences but when Jarrod, a childhood friend, returns, so do the memories and Aiden is compelled to seek the truth and release them all from the story...
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I Am J

Cris Beam · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

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...
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Fat Angie

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo · Candlewick Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

Winner of a 2014 Stonewall Book Award Her sister was captured in Iraq, she's the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything?Angie is broken - by her can't-be-bothered mother, by her high-school...
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Freakboy

Kristin Elizabeth Clark · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 435
Format: Print book

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He's a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong why he sometimes fantasizes having...
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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Kirstin Cronn-Mills · Flux
Pages: 271
Format: Paperback

"This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, on community radio 90.3, KZUK. I'm Gabe. Welcome to my show."

My birth name is Elizabeth, but I'm a guy. Gabe. My parents think I've gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them, but I know I'm right. I've...

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The miseducation of Cameron Post

Emily M Danforth · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 470
Format: Book

Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, emily m. danforth's The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a powerful and widely acclaimed YA coming-of-age novel in the tradition of the classic Annie on My Mind.

Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident....

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Happy Families

Tanita S. Davis · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 234
Format: Hardcover

Teenage twins Ysabel and Justin Nicholas are lucky. Ysabel's jewelry designs have already caught the eyes of the art world and Justin's intelligence and drive are sure to gain him entrance into the most prestigious of colleges. They even like their parents. But their father has a secret...
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If You Could Be Mine: A Novel

Sara Farizan · Algonquin
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

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

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With or Without You

Brian Farrey · Simon Pulse
Format: Paperback

When are you too far in to get out? Eighteen-year-old Evan and his best friend, Davis, get beaten up for being loners. For being gay. For just being themselves. But as rough as things often seem, at least Evan can take comfort in his sweet, sexy boyfriend Erik —whom he’s...
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The Sixth Man

John Feinstein · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Book

Its basketball season. And for once, triple threat Alex Myers is not the one in the spotlight. Theres a new new guy in town, and Max Bellotti promises to turn the Lions losing streak around and lead the team to a conference title.   Alex is psyched, but some of the older guys on the team...

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Say the Word

Jeannine Garsee · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Hardcover

Dredging up the past can knock the present right off balance.The world expects perfection from seventeen-year-old Shawna Gallagher, and for the most part, that’s what they get. She dates the right boys, gets good grades, and follows her father’s every rule. But when her estranged...
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green · Dutton
Pages: 310
Format: Book

Two award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author join forces for a collaborative novel of awesome proportions.

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens - both named Will Grayson - are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine,...
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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

David Levithan · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

"Tiny Cooper stole our hearts." - Entertainment Weekly Especially for those of us who ordinarily feel ignored, a spotlight is a circle of magic, with the strength to draw us from the darkness of our everyday lives. Watch out, ex-boyfriends, and get out of the way, homophobic...
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Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom

Brendan Halpin · Walker Childrens; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

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...
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Shadow Walkers

Brent Hartinger · Flux; Original edition
Format: Print book

Publishers WeeklyHartinger (Project Sweet Life) gives his usual slice-of-life style a paranormal twist in this metaphysical thriller. As a mostly closeted gay teenager living with his younger brother and grandparents in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest, Zach relies on the Internet...
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Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition

Katie Rain Hill · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

In her unique, generous, and affecting voice, nineteen-year-old Katie Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment.Have you ever worried that you'd never be able to live up to your parents' expectations? Have you ever imagined that life would be better if you were...
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Tricks

Ellen Hopkins · Margaret K. McElderry Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love in this #1 New York Times bestselling novel from Ellen Hopkins."When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival." Five teenagers from different parts...
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A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend

Emily Horner · Dial; 1 edition
Format: Book

For months, Cass has heard her best friend, Julia, whisper about a secret project. When Julia dies in a car accident, her drama friends decide to bring the project, a musical called Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad, to fruition. But Cass isn't a drama person. She can't take a summer...

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Freaks and Revelations

Davida Wills Hurwin · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

This raw, moving novel follows two teenagers-one, a Mohawk-wearing 17-year-old violent misfit; the other, a gay 13-year-old cast out by his family, hustling on the streets and trying to survive. Acclaimed author Davida Wills Hurwin creates a riveting narrative told in alternating perspectives...
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Jumpstart the World

Catherine Ryan Hyde · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Elle is a loner. She doesn’t need people. Which is a good thing, because she’s on her own: she had to move into her own apartment so her mother’s boyfriend won’t have to deal with her. Then she meets Frank, the guy who lives next door. He’s older and has a girlfriend,...
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See You at Harry's

Johanna Knowles · Candlewick Press
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

Starting middle school brings all the usual challenges - until the unthinkable happens, and Fern and her family must find a way to heal.
Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible. Her dad is always busy planning how to increase traffic to the family business. Her Mom is constantly going off to meditate....
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Openly Straight

Bill Konigsberg · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A funny, honest novel about being out, being proud . . . and being ready for something else.

Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write.
And, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased,...
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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Susan Kuklin · Candlewick Press
Pages: 182
Format: Book

A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable...
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Almost Perfect

Brian Katcher · Delacorte Press
Pages: 360
Format: Book

Whether you're trans, gay, lesbian, bi, queer, questioning, or straight, this winner of the Stonewall Children's & Young Adult Literature Award will make you marvel at the beauty of human connection and the irrepressible nature of love.

Everyone has that one line they swear...
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Every Day

David Levithan · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING LOVE STORY SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

"[A] wise, wildly unique" (Entertainment Weekly) love story from the New York Times bestselling co-author of Nick and Norah's...

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Two Boys Kissing

David Levithan · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 Lambda Literary Award Winner
A 2014 Stonewall Honor Book
Named to the 2013 National Book Award Longlist

"You have to read this."
- Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor & Park

In his follow-up to the New York Times bestselling...
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37 Things I Love

Kekla Magoon · Henry Holt
Pages: 218
Format: Hardcover

Ellis only has four days of her sophomore year left, and summer is so close that she can almost taste it. But even with vacation just within reach, Ellis isn't exactly relaxed. Her father has been in a coma for years, the result of a construction accident, and her already-fragile relationship...

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What If?: Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian

Eric Marcus · Simon Pulse
Pages: 186
Format: Hardcover

An updated and revised informative, accessible guide to understanding and approaching the issue of sexual orientation.

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...
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Cut Both Ways

Carrie Mesrobian · HarperCollins
Format: Book

Cut Both Ways is an unflinching look at a high school senior who must come to terms with his attraction to both his girlfriend and his male best friend.It took Will Caynes seventeen years to have his first kiss. He should be ecstaticexcept that it was shared with his best friend, Angus,...

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The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves

Sarah Moon · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 281
Format: Print book

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...
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Gone, Gone, Gone

Hannah Moskowitz · Simon Pulse
Format: Hardcover

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...
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I'll Give You the Sun

Jandy Nelson · Dial Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times Bestselling story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Nicola Yoon, Jonathan Tropper, Emma Straub, and Rainbow Rowell

"We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant...
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October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

Leslea Newman · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF A 2013 STONEWALL HONOR!A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world.On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied...
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She Loves You, She Loves You Not...

Julie Anne Peters · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

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 with about the day they could move far away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves instead of having to hide...
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Benjamin Alire Saenz · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

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...
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Boyfriends with Girlfriends

Alex Sanchez · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition
Format: Book

Four teens explore the fluidity of love, sexuality, and identity in this acclaimed novel.Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. Lance has always known he was gay, but he’s never had a real boyfriend. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection—but...

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Branded by the Pink Triangle

Ken Setterington · Second Story Press
Format: Print book

Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. Activists such as Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein campaigned openly for the rights of gay men and women and tried to repeal the law against homosexuality. But that...
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More Happy Than Not

Adam Silvera · Soho Teen
Format: Book

In the months after his fathers suicide, its been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again--but hes still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, hes slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped...

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Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus

Rachelle Lee Smith · PM Press
Format: Book

A photographic essay that explores a wide spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of a diverse group of young people, ages 1424, identifying as queer lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning, Speaking OUT Queer Youth in Focus presents portraits without judgment or stereotype...
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Freak Show

James St. James · Dutton Juvenile; First Edition edition
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

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...
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Witch Eyes

Scott Tracey · Flux; Original edition
Format: Print book

A boy who can see the world's secrets and unravel spells with just a glance.Braden's witch eyes give him an enormous power. A mere look causes a kaleidoscopic explosion of emotions, memories, darkness, and magic. But this rare gift is also his biggest curse.Compelled to learn about...
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Afterworlds

Scott Westerfeld · Simon Pulse
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel that you won't be able to put down.

Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives...
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Pink

Lili Wilkinson · HarperTeen
Format: Book

Ava is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultraradical politics, and ultrablack clothing. Shes ready to try something new—shes even ready to be someone new. Someone who fits in, someone with a gorgeous boyfriend, someone who wears pink.But Ava soon finds that changing herself is more...

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