LGBTQIA+ books for teens

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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I Hate Everyone but You

I Hate Everyone but You

Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin

The hilariously honest debut novel about love, friendship, heartbreak by two emerging major talents in YA and the operators of YouTube comedy channel Just Between Us.

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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

Sarah Prager, Zoe More O'Ferrall

This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG.

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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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Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard

Alex Bertie

A brave and ground-breaking first-hand account of the life, struggles and victories of a young transgender man, as told by YouTuber Alex Bertie.

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The Pearl Thief

The Pearl Thief

Elizabeth Wein

Fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in a hospital not knowing how she was injured, and soon befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her, and later, when a body is discovered, she experiences the...

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The Love Interest

The Love Interest

Cale Dietrich

Two spies, one girl. Whoever gets her to fall in love with him ... lives.

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It's Not Like It's a Secret

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret

Misa Sugiura

When her family moves to California, Sana falls for the beautiful and smart Jamie Ramirez but struggles with differences between their diverse friend groups, a boy's sweet but unrequited affection, and her father's increasingly...

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Radio Silence

Radio Silence

Alice Oseman

The second novel by the phenomenally talented author of Solitaire, Alice Oseman - the most talked-about YA writer right now.

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Queens of Geek

Queens of Geek

Jen Wilde

Filled with geekiness, cosplay and fandom, Queens of Geek is a story about friendship, self-discovery and finding the courage to love with all your heart.

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Runebinder

Runebinder

Alex R. Kahler

Magic is risen. Three years have passed since magic destroyed the world. Those who remain struggle to survive the humanoid monsters called Howls roaming the streets. The Hunters fight back with steel and magic, doing their best to...

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My Lovely Frankie

My Lovely Frankie

Judith Clarke

A masterful, moving story about a teenage boy caught between faith and love, by one of Australia's finest YA writers.

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 Read reviewFinding Nevo: How I Confused Everyone

Finding Nevo: How I Confused Everyone

Zisin Nevo

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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 Read reviewThe Things We Promise

The Things We Promise

J. C. Burke

Gemma's older brother Billy made her a promise that he would ensure she looked fabulous for her first school formal. But his circumstances change dramatically and Billy's promise becomes the least of the family's concerns.

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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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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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As I Descended

As I Descended

Robin Talley

Amnesty Honour winner Robin Talley is back with a Shakespeare-inspired story of revenge and redemption, where fair is foul, and foul is fair.

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 Read reviewThe Sidekicks

The Sidekicks

Will Kostakis

The Swimmer. The Rebel. The Nerd. All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. They were sidekicks. And...

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You Know Me Well

You Know Me Well

Nina Lacour, David Levithan

Mark and Kate sit next to each other in school but are barely acquainted until they meet at a San Francisco club during Pride Week and connect over each one's forbidden love.

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Lizard Radio

Lizard Radio

Pat Schmatz

In a futuristic society run by an all-powerful Gov, a bender teen on the cusp of adulthood has choices to make that will change her life and maybe the world. Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali has had a rough time in a gender-rigid...

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Our Own Private Universe

Our Own Private Universe

Robin Talley

Fifteen-year-old Aki Hunter knows she's bisexual, but up until now she's only dated guys-and her best friend, Lori, is the only person she's out to.

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Girl Hearts Girl

Girl Hearts Girl

Lucy Sutcliffe

An inspiring, uplifting and sympathetic story about sexuality and self-acceptance, Lucy Sutcliffe's debut memoir is a personal and moving coming out story.

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Run

Run

Kody Keplinger

From the author of New York Times bestseller and major motion picture The DUFF, comes Thelma and Louise for a YA audience.

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We 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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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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It Looks Like This

It Looks Like This

Mittlefehldt Rafi

In spare, understated prose heightened by a keen lyricism, a debut author will take your breath away.

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 Read reviewSomeday This Pain Will Be Useful To You

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You

Peter Cameron

In the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye, this darkly comic story of a young man's very reluctant coming-of-age paints an indelible portrait of a teenage hero holding out for a better grownup world. Ages 13+.

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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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Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Robin Talley

Lie #1: I'm not afraid Lie #2: I'm sure I'm doing the right thing

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 Read reviewDrag Teen

Drag Teen

Jeffery Self

A fantastic, fabulous, funny YA debut from Jeffery Self, one of the gay icons of the YouTube generation, that follows one high school student on a drag race to his future.

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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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 Read reviewWill Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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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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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 Read reviewCarry On

Carry On

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell continues to break down boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestselling book, Fangirl.

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 Read reviewThe Boy's Own Manual To Be Being A Proper Jew

The Boy’s Own Manual To Be Being A Proper Jew

Eli Glasman

Set in the orthodox Jewish community in Melbourne, The Boy's Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew, follows Yossi, the most religious do-gooder in his class, who is also a closeted homosexual, as he struggles to consolidate...

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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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Boy Meets Boy

Boy Meets Boy

David Levithan

The unforgettable debut novel by co-author with John Green of Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Benjamin Alire Saenz

This Printz Honor Book is a tender, honest exploration of identity (Publishers Weekly) that distils lyrical truths about family and friendship.

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The Darkest Part of the Forest

The Darkest Part of the Forest

Holly Black

Faeries. Knights. Princes. True love. Think you know how the story goes? Think again...

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How They Met and Other Stories

How They Met and Other Stories

David Levithan

With this original story collection David Levithan proves that love is a varied, complicated, addictive, wonderful thing.

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 Read reviewUnbecoming

Unbecoming

Jenny Downham

A new and truly powerful novel from internationally bestselling Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die. Spanning three generations of women in one family, Jenny sensitively addresses dementia, single motherhood and teenage angst.

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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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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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 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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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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