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Many titles recommended by the ALA Rainbow Project

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FICTION: Rainbow Reads: For and About GLBTQ teens

Many titles recommended by the ALA Rainbow Project


Fat Angie Teen Book Fat Angie

Charlton-Trujillo, e. E., author.
TEEN CHARLTO

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?



Street dreams Teen Book Street dreams

Wise, Tama.
TEEN WISE

Life, love, and hip-hop mix to push gay Moori teen Tyson to places he’s afraid to go when he suddenly starts crushing on a straight guy he meets through his involvements in the local scene.



Silhouette of a sparrow Teen Book Silhouette of a sparrow

Griffin, Molly Beth.
TEEN GRIFFIN

During the summer of 1926, when sixteen-year-old Garnet discovers the truth about herself and her desires, can she find the courage and freedom to follow her dreams?



My mixed-up berry blue summer Juvenile Book My mixed-up berry blue summer

Gennari, Jennifer.
J GENNARI

Twelve-year-old June dislikes her mother’s new partner Eva and is dismayed when the two adults plan to marry. When a movement to repeal Vermont’s civil union law exposes the family to bitter homophobia June discovers an inner courage that surprises her family, her community, and herself.



One in every crowd : stories Teen Book One in every crowd : stories

Coyote, Ivan E. (Ivan Elizabeth), 1969-
TEEN COYOTE

Autobiographical stories about growing up as a tomboy and queer kid in Yukon, showing the fear and struggle along with acceptance kindness, and that everyone has insecurities.



Kevin Keller Teen Book Kevin Keller

Parent, Dan.
TEEN PARENT

There’s a new guy in Riverdale: he’s cute, a military brat, funny, and smart. And oh yeah – he’s gay.



Boys of summer book Boys of summer

Berman, Steve (EDT)
On Order

A collection of ten stories about the magic and mystery of summertime gay teen romance.



OMG queer : short stories by queer youth Teen Book OMG queer : short stories by queer youth


TEEN OMG QUE

Teens tell in their own words what it’s like being GLBTQI in today’s society- how they’re changing the boundaries and definitions, whether to choose a label that can box you in, and living with discrimination and love hand in hand.



Wandering son. Volume three Teen Book Wandering son. Volume three

Shimura, Takako, 1973-
TEEN SHIMURA

As their friendship grows more strained after their secrets are exposed, Yoshino and Shuichi start to learn about the hard realities of being transgendered, and the consequences (unintended or not) that it can bring.



A + E 4ever : a graphic novel book A + E 4ever : a graphic novel

Merey, Ilike.
FIC MEREY

Asher Machnik is a teenage boy cursed with a beautiful androgynous face. Guys punch him, girls slag him and by high school he's developed an intense fear of being touched. Art remains his only escape from an otherwise emotionally empty life. Eulalie Mason is the lonely, tough-talking dyke from school who befriends Ash. The only one to see and accept all of his sides as a loner, a fellow artist and a best friend, she's starting to wonder if Ash is ever going to see all of her ... a + e 4EVER is a graphic novel set in that ambiguous crossroads where love and friendship, boy and girl, straight and gay meet. It goes where few books have ventured, into genderqueer life, where affections aren't black and white.



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