Teen LGBT

    • I Am J
      Cris Beam

      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.

    • Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens
      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.

    • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
      Stephen Chobosky

      "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is a story about what it s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

    • Tessa Masterson Will Go To Prom
      Emily Franklin

      Feeling humiliated and confused when his best friend Tessa rejects his love and reveals a long-held secret , high school senior Luke must decide if he should stand by Tessa when she invites a female date to the prom, sparking a firestorm of controversy in their small Indiana town.

    • The Difference Between You and Me
      Madeleine George

      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 tomake a difficult decision.

    • Will Grayson, Will Grayson
      John Green and David Leviathan

      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.

    • See You At Harry's
      Johanna 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.

    • Personal Effects
      E.M. Kokie

      Matt has been sleepwalking through life while seeking answers about his brother T.J.'s death in Iraq, but after discovering that he may not have known his brother as well as he thought he did, Matt is able to stand up to his father, honor T.J.'s memory, and take charge of his own life.

    • 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.

    • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
      Susan Kuklin

      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 skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference.

    • Two Boys Kissing
      David Leviathan

      A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.

    • Adaptation
      Malinda Lo

      In the aftermath of a series of plane crashes caused by birds, seventeen-year-old Reese and her debate-team partner, David, receive medical treatment at a secret government facility and become tangled in a conspiracy that is, according to Reese's friend, Julian, connected with aliens and UFOs.

    • Ash
      Ash
      Malinda Lo

      In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.

    • 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 meetsDante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.