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Ash

Torn between her emerging love for the King's mysterious huntress and the ethereal draw of the world of the fairies, Ash discovers the strength of her own identity. An imaginative retelling of the familiar Cinderella story.

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Music geek Gabe has just come out to his family as transgender but is still known as Liz at school. He uses his late night community radio show to try on his male identity and encourage listeners to explore their own "b side." Will the show's growing popularity expose his secret?

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Beauty Queens

After a plane crash leaves them stranded on a seemingly deserted island, the thirteen survivors -- all contestants in the upcoming Miss Teen Dream pageant -- must work together to ensure their survival and to practice their dance numbers (in case they get rescued in time for the competition)

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Bend, Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire

Bend Don't Shatter is an anthology of poetry for young adults that realistically and beautifully deals with what it means to come of age as gay, lesbian, transgender, or, as is perhaps more often the case in adolescence, totally confused. The anthology approaches the seemingly unnavigable territory of teenage sexuality and confusion with poems written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil, pain and excitement of adolescence and sexual coming of age. The poems are written with the insight and clarity of perspective and understanding that comes with years. [From the publisher's page]

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Between Mom and Jo

Fourteen-year-old Nick has a great life with his two moms until they split up and he's caught in the middle with no support.

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Boy Meets Boy

Fifteen-year-old Paul, the narrator, lives in a town where GLBTQ people are widely accepted. He's known he was gay since he was in kindergarten and came out in second grade. He meets newcomer Noah in a bookstore and a relationship ensues. But even in a gaytopia, there are pitfalls...

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Down to the Bone

After sixteen-year-old Laura is outed at school, kicked out of her home, and rejected by her girlfriend, she finds herself and her community in this hilarious debut novel with an all-Latino cast.

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Every Day

Since birth, 16-year-old "A" has awakened daily in someone else's life, inhabiting a different body, and coping with a succession of variations in gender, race, sexual orientation, geographic location, circumstance, and appearance. It's a lonely existence, since "A" remains disconnected from others, resolving to do nothing to interfere with their lives. But then "A" falls in love with Rhiannon. Can love survive constant change?

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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

His mother's revelation that she is in love with a woman (and a white one at that) shakes thirteen-year-old Melanin Sun's worldview, causing him to question all his beliefs about identity, sexuality, and race.

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GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens

Offering guidance to the full spectrum of GLBTQ teens,this handy resource speaks to everyday concerns such as coming out, homophobia, religious issues, dating, sexuality and what to expect after high school in college or on the job.

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Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia

Twenty teens from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds give personal accounts of gay, lesbian, queer, transgender, transsexual, and questioning young adult experiences.

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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater

It's 1983 and Edward Zanni is enjoying his summer vacation rehearsing for his high school production of Grease and hanging out with his friends. He's looking forward to attending Julliard. But when his wealthy father gets remarried, he changes his mind about paying Edward's way through college. So Edward enlists his friends' help in a creative solution to his tuition crisis.

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I Am J

Although physically born female, J has always identified as a boy. Dressing and acting male, J wants to continue transitioning by taking hormone injections, but receives no support from his parents or friends.

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It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

A companion to the "It Gets Better" internet campaign, this collection of essays and new material brings hope to LGBTQ youth facing prejudice, bullying, and other forms of harassment. It includes a list of resources for teens and adults.

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Jumpstart the World

Teenage Ellie falls in love with her next-door neighbor Frank, and then discovers that he is transgender.

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Keeping You a Secret

Holland Jaeger, student council president and academic overachiever, has always tried to live up to others' expectations. But when she meets transfer student Cecelia "Cece" Goddard, her well-ordered life is turned upside down.

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Kevin Keller

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

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Kings and Queens: Queers at the Prom

Queer folks relate their experiences at their high school proms over the decades, from the Class of 1925 to the Class of 2003.

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Lucky

Nineteen-year-old Sam Smith tries to figure out his own sexuality when he finds himself attracted to both boys and girls.

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Luna

Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her 17-year-old brother Liam's gender identity a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of transitioning.

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Magic's Pawn

Sixteen-year-old Vanyel doesn't fit in. He'd rather be a musician than follow in his father's footsteps. His refusal to assume his duties leads to exile in Valdemar to train with his Aunt Savil. What follows is a saga of love, loss, and self-discovery.

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Money Boy

Eighteen-year-old Chinese immigrant Ray Liu is having problems adapting to life in Toronto. His struggles with English affect his grades, causing him to be a constant disappointment to his father. When his father discovers Ray is gay, he kicks him out of the house. Living on the streets, Ray finds himself facing some tough choices including becoming a "money boy" or male prostitute.

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My Heartbeat

Ellen adores her older brother, Link, and has a crush on his best friend, James. When one of classmates asks Ellen if Link and James are couple, she and the boys begin to question what makes people gay, straight, or bisexual.

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My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park

Three high school friends, including a fun, proud, and just about out-of-the-closet gay young man, tell about their 'excellent' ninth-grade year.

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Only the Ring Finger Knows

Wearing paired rings is the latest fad for couples attending Wataru's high school. Despite being single, Wataru also wears a ring. One day he discovers that his ring matches Yuichi's, one of the most popular boys in school.

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Pantomime

Fleeing from her life of nobility, marriage and forced gender, Iphigenia joins the Circus of Magic, facing issues of identity that stretch beyond anyone's imagination.

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Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned

Judd Winick's moving tribute to fellow reality TV show cast member Pedro Zamora chronicles their growing friendship while documenting Pedro's legacy.

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Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens

Demystifying queer issues for all teens, GLBTQ or not, this straightforward book gives answers to many topics facing youth today, from how to know if you're queer to coming out, from dealing with queerphobia to relationships.

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Rainbow Boys

Three high school seniors, a jock with a girlfriend and an alcoholic father, a closeted teen, and a flamboyant gay rights advocate, struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting feelings about each other.

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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Novelist and English professor Jennifer Finney Boylan's lively and candid memoir details her transition from James to Jenny.

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Shine

After her once-best friend, Patrick, falls victim to a vicious hate crime and neither local nor federal law enforcement seems interested finding the culprits, Cat sets out to discover who in her town could have hated Patrick enough to have beaten him and left him for dead.

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Sister Mischief

Sixteen-year-old Esme is a witty, wisecracking out lesbian with a tight circle of accepting friends. Together they form a hip-hop crew called "Sister Mischief."

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Skim

Would-be Wiccan and goth Skim, aka Kimberly Keiko Cameron, is revealed in this graphic novel as a sometimes target for the popular students at her all-girls private school in Toronto, where she falls in love with her English teacher Ms. Archer.

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Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up

This baker's dozen short stories, for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens, encourage teens to "speak out," be proud of who they are, and stand up for each other.

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Street Dreams

Life, love, and hip-hop mix to push gay Maori 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.

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The Bermudez Triangle

Nina Bermudez, Avery Dekker, and Mel Forrest, a trio of friends who call themselves the Bermudez Triangle, have been inseparable since the age of eleven. But all that changes the summer before their senior year in high school when Nina leaves to attend a summer program at Stanford. Suddenly, Avery and Mel's relationship morphs into new territory.

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The House You Pass On The Way

As the daughter of a black father and a white mother, fourteen-year-old Evangeline Ian Canan, better known as "Staggerlee," leads a lonely and isolated existence in rural South Carolina. But Staggerlee has secret that sets her further apart -- her feelings for girls.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Writing letters to an unidentified friend, fifteen-year-old Charlie chronicles his freshman year in high school, including befriending Patrick, an openly-gay senior.

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When I Knew

More than 80 contributors briefly describe their self-discovery "eureka moment" regarding their sexual orientation in a fun book with a magazine style.

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Witch Eyes

Seventeen-year-old Braden has the gift of sight -- "witch eyes." Fleeing home in order to protect his uncle after a vision predicts his death, Braden arrives in Bell Dam, a town dominated by two mysterious feuding families. How will the secrets Braden unravels affect him and his love interest Trey?

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