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LGBTQIA+ Reads for Teens

LGBTQIA+ Diverse Reads for Teens

A Rainbow Booklist



All Out: No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

Girl Mans Up by M.E. Girard

Perfect on Paper by S. Gonzales

The Handsome Girl & The Beautiful Boy by B.T. Gottfried

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Release by Patrick Ness

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Sáenz

Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith

Freak Show by James St. James

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens

Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Graphic Novels

Flamer by Mike Curato

As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman

Our Dreams at Dusk (manga series) by Yuhki Kamatani

Nameless Asterism (manga series) by Kina Kobayashi

Heartstopper (manga series) by Alice Oseman

Bloom by Kevin Panetta

You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez

Lumberjanes (series) by Noelle Stevenson

Go for it, Nakamura! (manga) by Syundei

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki

One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

Honor Girl: A Memoir by Maggie Thrash

The Backstagers (series) by James Tynion

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen Venable

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang


Guides, History & Memoirs

LGBTQ : The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel

The Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth by Jo Langford

A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities by Mady G

A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski

Queerfully and Wonderfully Made : A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens  by Leigh Finke

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field : Striving for Equality by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

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

Trans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Kathryn Gonzales

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings