LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction

LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction


  • Author : Caren J. Town
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2017-06-19
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781476628950


LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction Book Description :

 Young adult literature featuring teenage lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning characters is fast growing in popularity. Unlike the “problem novels” of the past, which focused on the guilt, bullying and isolation of LGBTQ characters, today’s narratives present more sympathetic and celebratory portrayals. The author explores a selection of recent novels—many of which may be new to readers—and places them in the wider contexts of LGBTQ literature and history. Chapters discuss a range of topics, including the relationship of Queer Theory to literature, LGBTQ families, and recent trends in utopian and dystopian science fiction....

You Can Never Go Home Again

You Can Never Go Home Again


  • Author : Foxglove Lee
  • Publisher : Rainbow Crush
  • Release Date : 2016-10-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781370605231


You Can Never Go Home Again Book Description :

What if you came home for Thanksgiving and your family home had disappeared? Picture this: You started your first year at university a couple months ago and you haven’t been home since. You miss your parents, but you’ve learned a lot about yourself living away. Your family was accepting when you came out queer, but everything’s different now that you’re questioning your gender identity too. Even if you can work up the nerve to tell your parents, will they ever understand? That’s the least of your concerns when you get home to find your house isn’t there. It’s just… gone! The neighbours have no idea who you are. What happened to your family? How can you find them? And does anyone remember the way things used to be? A Paranormal LGBTQ Y...

Boy Meets Boy
Score: 3.5
From 2,801 Ratings

Boy Meets Boy


  • Author : David Levithan
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2009-02-19
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 0307482448


Boy Meets Boy Book Description :

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to ...

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Score: 4.5
From 2,376 Ratings

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


  • Author : Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781442408920


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Description :

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents and his family that he has never asked before....

Speaking Out  LGBTQ Youth Stand Up

Speaking Out LGBTQ Youth Stand Up


  • Author : Steve Berman
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781602826021


Speaking Out LGBTQ Youth Stand Up Book Description :

Speaking Out features stories for and about LGBT and Q teens by fresh voices and noted authors in the field of young adult literature. These are inspiring stories of overcoming adversity (against intolerance and homophobia) and experiencing life after "coming out." Queer teens need tales of what might happen next in their lives, and editor Steve Berman showcases a diversity of events, challenges, and, especially, triumphs....

Queer
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Queer


  • Author : Kathy Belge
  • Publisher : Zest Books
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780981973340


Queer Book Description :

Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), it’s even harder. When do you decide to come out? To whom? Will your friends accept you? And how on earth do you meet people to date? Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest 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. Queer also includes personal stories from the authors and sidebars on queer history. It’s a must-read for any teen who thinks they might be queer - or knows someone who is....

Husky

Husky


  • Author : Justin Sayre
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780399540042


Husky Book Description :

A beautifully voiced debut captures an intimate story of change and acceptance. Twelve-year-old Davis lives in an old brownstone with his mother and grandmother in Brooklyn. He loves people-watching in Prospect Park, visiting his mom in the bakery she owns, and listening to the biggest operas he can find as he walks everywhere. But Davis is having a difficult summer. As questions of sexuality begin to enter his mind, he worries people don’t see him as anything other than “husky.” To make matters worse, his best girlfriends are starting to hang out with mean girls and popular boys. Davis is equally concerned about the distance forming between him and his single mother as she begins dating again, and about his changing relationship with his amusi...

Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens

Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens


  • Author : Michael Cart
  • Publisher : Huron Street Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 1937589560


Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens Book Description :

"Identifying titles that address the sensitive and important topics of coming out, being out, and the search for community, this catalog spotlights the best gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and questioning books written for teens. The authors cover fiction of all kinds, as well as graphic novels and general nonfiction aimed at readers in middle school and high school, and include recent publications as well as classics that continue to be read and enjoyed by 21st-century teens"--...

Are the Kids All Right  Representations of Lgbtq Characters in Children s and Young Adult Literature

Are the Kids All Right Representations of Lgbtq Characters in Children s and Young Adult Literature


  • Author : B. J. Epstein
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 0956450733


Are the Kids All Right Representations of Lgbtq Characters in Children s and Young Adult Literature Book Description :

"The first extensive survey of English-language children's literature that features lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer characters. Written in an accessible style, it uses queer theory, literary studies, and sociology to explore how LGBTQ characters are portrayed and what this says about contemporary society. Epstein passionately demonstrates that the information children get from literature matters, and that supposedly difficult or taboo topics can be communicated in entertaining and informative ways"--P. [4] of cover....

My Most Excellent Year
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

My Most Excellent Year


  • Author : Steve Kluger
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-02-19
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781101664797


My Most Excellent Year Book Description :

Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, ninth-graders T.C. and Augie have got the world figured out. But that all changes when both friends fall in love for the first time. Enter Al‚. She's pretty, sassy, and on her way to Harvard. T.C. falls hard, but Al‚ is playing hard to get. Meanwhile, Augie realizes that he's got a crush on a boy. It's not so clear to him, but to his family and friends, it's totally obvious! Told in alternating perspectives, this is the hilarious and touching story of their most excellent year, where these three friends discover love, themselves, and how a little magic and Mary Poppins can go a long way....