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.

    • 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.

    • I'll Give You the Sun
      Jandy Nelson

      A story of first love and family loss follows the estrangement between daredevil Jude and her loner twin brother, Noah, as a result of a mysterious event that is brought to light by a beautiful, broken boy and a new mentor.

    • 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.

    • Far From You
      Tess Sharpe

      "After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina's death" -- Provided by publisher.

    • Grasshopper Jungle
      Andrew Smith

      "Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong" -- Provided by publisher.

    • Lies We Tell Ourselves
      Robin Talley

      In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.