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All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Kick-Ass Queer Teens
Call Number: Juvenile F Mit
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
Call Number: Juvenile F Gin
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
A bright, bold debut about a girl who seems like a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream. More than anything else, George wants to play Charlotte in her fourth-grade class's production of Charlotte's Web. The problem is, her teacher won't let her, because George is a boy. But George isn't about to let that squash her dream. With the help of her best friend, George must learn to stand up for her wish - and brave a few bullies along the way. Transcending all categories and genres, George is a pertinent and poignant middle-grade read for kids of all backgrounds.
Lesbians and Bisexual Women
Annie on My Mind
Call Number: Juvenile F Gar
Publication Date: 2007-02-20
This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Call Number: Juvenile F Dan
Publication Date: 2013-05-28
Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone, and Cam Post is an expert at both. Then Coley Talor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship, one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, Cam's Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to "fix" her niece, bringing her face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self - even if she's not quite sure who that is.
The Bermudez Triangle
Call Number: PS 3551 .J64 2004
Publication Date: 2005-10-06
It is the summer before senior year in Saratoga Springs, NY. When she returns from summer camp, Nina immediately senses that her best friends, Mel and Avery, are keeping secrets and soon discovers that they have become lovers. Rocked to the core, Nina wishes them happiness, but feels excluded and lonely, especially as her long-distance relationship begins to deteriorate.
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
Call Number: Juvenile Award Winners F Woo
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Melanin Sun's mother has some big news: she's in love with a woman. Now he has many decisions to make: Should he stand by his mother even though it could mean losing his friends? Should he abandon the only family he's ever known? Either way, Melanin Sun is about to learn the true meaning of sacrifice, prejudice, and love.
Gay and Bisexual Men
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Call Number: PS 3601 .L42 S56 2015
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out - without alienating his friends.
Two Boys Kissing
Call Number: Juvenile F Lev
Publication Date: 2013-08-27
Based on true events, and narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS, Two Boys Kissing follows Harry and Craig, two seventeen-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teens dealing with universal questions of love, identity, and belonging.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Call Number: Juvenile Award Winners F Sae
Publication Date: 2012-02-21
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 at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship--the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
How to Be You
Call Number: BF575.S37 M366 2016
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
This book is about how to finally give up on feeling bad about yourself and discover the best person you can be. Through Jeffrey's own story of growing up fabulous in a small farming town, along with the stories of hero/ines who have transcended the stereotypes of race, age, and gender, you will discover that you are not alone, can deepen your relationship with yourself, and find the courage to take a leap that will change your life.
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves
Call Number: Juvenile F Moo
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
In this anthology, sixty-three award-winning authors such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline Woodson, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin make imaginative journeys into their pasts, telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered people. Through stories, in pictures, with bracing honesty, these are words of love and understanding, reasons to hold on for the better future ahead. They will tell you things about your favorite authors that you never knew before. And they will tell you about yourself.
Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me
Call Number: HQ 77.8 .M63 A3 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-13
Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world, without a road map to guide her. Despite her disadvantages, fueled by her dreams and inimitable drive, Janet makes her way through New York City while holding her truth close. She builds a career in the highly competitive world of magazine publishing--within the unique context of being trans, a woman, and a person of color.
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Call Number: HQ77.9 .K85 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
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. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.
Branded by the Pink Triangle
Call Number: Juvenile 940.53 Set
Publication Date: 2013-04-15
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 all changed when the Nazis came to power; existence for gay people became fear-filled. Raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews and any other groups the Nazis wanted to suppress.
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