LGBTQIA+ books for teens

The Truth Is

The Truth Is

Nonieqa Ramos

Closed off and grieving her best friend, fifteen-year-old overachiever Verdad faces prejudices at school and from her traditional mother, her father's distance since his remarriage, and her attraction to a transgender classmate.

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19 Love Songs

19 Love Songs

David Levithan

A collection of funny, warm and heartfelt stories exploring queer love and identity from award-winning YA author David Levithan.

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The PLAIN Janes

The PLAIN Janes

Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg

The cult classic graphic novel is back! The first two instalments of The Plain Janes are available bound up for the first time with an all new, never before seen third story, perfect for fans of This One Summer and Awkward.

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 Read reviewOnly Mostly Devastated

Only Mostly Devastated

Sophie Gonzales

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets a modern-day, queer re-imagining of Grease.

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Belle Revolte

Belle Revolte

Linsey Miller

In this standalone French-inspired fantasy, two young women work together in secret to stay alive and end a war caused by magic and greed before it kills thousands for the sake of the wealthy few.

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The Midnight Lie

The Midnight Lie

Marie Rutkoski

Set in the world of the NYT-bestselling Winner's Trilogy, The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us - and the lies we tell ourselves.

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Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens

Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens

Kathy Belge, Marke Bieschke

Teen life is hard enough, but for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) teens, it can be even harder. This updated, revised edition will help make everything, from crushes to coming out, a little easier.

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Heartstopper: Volume Three

Heartstopper: Volume Three

Alice Oseman

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the third volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne...

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This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

Kacen Callender

A fresh, charming rom-com perfect for fans of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Boy Meets Boy about Nathan Bird, who has sworn off happy endings but is sorely tested when his former best friend, Ollie, moves back to town.

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Pet

Pet

Akwaeke Emezi

In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices a young person can make when the adults around them are in denial.

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 Read reviewEuphoria Kids

Euphoria Kids

Alison Evans

Ever since the witch cursed Babs, she turns invisible sometimes. She has her mum and her dog, but teachers and classmates barely notice her. Then, one day, Iris can see her. And Iris likes what they see. Babs is made of fire.

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 Read reviewInfinity Son

Infinity Son

Adam Silvera

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera's Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.

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Stage Dreams

Stage Dreams

Melanie Gillman

In 1861, Grace, a runaway, and Flor, a stagecoach robber, join forces to thwart a plan by the Confederate Army in the New Mexico Territory.

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Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights

Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights

Eve Lloyd Knight, Jamie Lawson

On June 28 1969, around one o'clock in the morning, New York City Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar in Greenwich Village, New York...

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Growing Up Queer in Australia

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Benjamin Law

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity.

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Yay! You're Gay! Now What?

Yay! You’re Gay! Now What?

Riyadh Khalaf, Melissa McFeeters

In this personal, heartfelt go-to guide for young queer guys, YouTuber and presenter Riyadh Khalaf shares frank advice about everything from coming out to relationships, as well as interviews with inspirational queer role models,...

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Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Michael Earp, Jax Jacki Brown, Claire G. Coleman, Benjamin Law, Christos Tsiolkas

A ground-breaking collection of YA short stories by 12 of Australia's finest writers from the LGBTQIA+ community. What does it mean to be queer? 

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Proud

Proud

Various, Juno Dawson

A moving, funny, important anthology of brand-new YA stories, poems and illustrations on the theme of pride - by much-loved and new LGBTQ+ authors and illustrators.

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How it Feels to Float

How it Feels to Float

Helena Fox

A stunning, profound, deeply hopeful portrayal of living with mental illness and grief, from an exceptional new voice in YA. 

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 Read reviewHighway Bodies

Highway Bodies

Alison Evans

Highway Bodies is a unique zombie apocalypse story featuring a range of queer and gender non-conforming teens who have lost their families and friends and can only rely upon each other.

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What If It's Us

What If It’s Us

Adam Silvera, Becky Albertalli

From bestselling authors Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which was made into the film Love, Simon) and Adam Silvera (They Both Die At The End) comes a New York love story with a difference...

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Heartstopper: Volume One

Heartstopper: Volume One

Alice Oseman

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between - for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.

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 Read reviewAmelia Westlake

Amelia Westlake

Erin Gough

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On a Sunbeam

On a Sunbeam

Tillie Walden

Award-winning author Walden ( Spinning ) delivers an epic graphic novel about a girl who travels to the ends of the universe to find a long lost love. Tillie Walden is the future of comics, and On a Sunbeam is her best work...

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Prisoncorp (Orphancorp Trilogy, Book 3)

Prisoncorp (Orphancorp Trilogy, Book 3)

Marlee Jane Ward

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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell

From This One Summer co-creator Mariko Tamaki comes a hilarious and poignant story of teen heartbreak and friendship.

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Birthday

Birthday

Meredith Russo

Meet Morgan and Eric: born on the same day, at the same time and bonded for life.

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Kiss Number 8

Kiss Number 8

Colleen AF Venable, Ellen T. Crenshaw

A layered, funny, sharp-edged story of teen sexuality and family secrets.

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Bloom

Bloom

Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau

A young adult graphic novel about two young men fall for each other in the bakery where they both work.

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 Read reviewThe Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Mackenzi Lee

Sequel to: The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue

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 Read reviewWe Are Okay

We Are Okay

Nina LaCour

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

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 Read reviewFinding Nevo

Finding Nevo

Nevo Zisin

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer.

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Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns. 

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Fat Angie

Fat Angie

Charlton-Trujillo e. E., E E Charlton-Trujillo

Fat Angie's 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?

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Emily Danforth

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.  

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Little & Lion

Little & Lion

Brandy Colbert

A stunning novel on love, identity, loss, and redemption, featuring diverse characters grappling with such issues as bipolar illness and bisexuality--now in paperback!

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And She Was

And She Was

Jessica Verdi

From rising star Jessica Verdi, an incredibly timely, sensitive, and riveting portrayal of a teen girl's relationship with her transgender mom.

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Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat

Becky Albertalli

In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, we follow Simon's BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.

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 Read reviewThe Sidekicks

The Sidekicks

Will Kostakis

The relationship between three very different teen boys changes as they mourn the death of their mutual best friend, in this heart-wrenching story from an award-winning Australian author about grief, self-discovery and the...

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Ida

Ida

Alison Evans

Ida is an intelligent, diverse and entertaining novel that explores love, loss and longing, and speaks to the condition of an array of overwhelming, and often illusory, choices.

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Spinning

Spinning

Tillie Walden

Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.

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They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End

Adam Silvera

From the bestselling author of History is All You Left Me comes another unforgettable story of life, loss and making each day count

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History Is All You Left Me

History Is All You Left Me

Adam Silvera

An incredibly moving exploration of love, life and death - with more than a few twists - from bestselling author, Adam Silvera. If you read one book this year, let it be this one.

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If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl

Meredith Russo

Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she's falling in love with. Amanda has a secret. At her old school, she...

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One Man Guy

One Man Guy

Michael Barakiva

E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars called this YA about two boys in love a romantic teen comedy with Armenian flair.

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WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND

WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND

Robin Talley

`A moving YA book. And an important one' - The Telegraph on Lies We Tell Ourselves What if discovering who you really are means letting go of who you've been?

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 Read reviewSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli

Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon,...

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Honor Girl

Honor Girl

Maggie Thrash

Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into...

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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Susan Kuklin

Six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community --Dust jacket flap.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

A powerful and perceptive coming-of-age story, in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye, from a talented young filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist.

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 Read reviewEvery Day

Every Day

David Levithan

Can you love someone who is destined to change each day? Every morning, A wakes in a different person's body. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed....

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 Read reviewMore Than This

More Than This

Patrick Ness

A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones...

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 Read reviewWill Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green, David Levithan

Will Grayson: What if your friend started writing a musical about your life... and made you look like a joke? What if the girl you weren't interested in started being interested in you? And who is this other guy called Will...

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Clariel

Clariel

Garth Nix

Sixteen-year-old Clariel is not adjusting well to her new life in the city of Belisaere, the capital of the Old Kingdom. She misses roaming freely within the forests of Estwael, and she feels trapped within the stone city walls.

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 Read reviewPink

Pink

Lili Wilkinson

A fresh and lively ride on the chaotic rollercoaster of love, friendship, musical theatre and the backstage crew.

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I'll Give You the Sun

I’ll Give You the Sun

Jandy Nelson

From the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere, a radiant novel that will leave you laughing and crying - all at once. For fans of John Green, Gayle Forman and Lauren Oliver.

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Ask the Passengers

Ask the Passengers

A. S. King

From a Michael L. Printz Honor author comes a powerful story about finding - and sharing - love.

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This Book is Gay

This Book is Gay

Juno Dawson

Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more.

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The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

Dana Alison Levy

Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

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