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37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order)

Bullied by her best friend and facing the impending death of her father, 15-year-old Ellis finds hope through a new therapist and in her emerging relationship with Cara.

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Adaptation

Something strange has been going on with Reese Holloway since her car accident and her top secret medical treatment- but will she be allowed to figure it out, or will others take her apart to figure it out first?

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After Tupac and D Foster

Eleven-year-old D Foster completes a trio of friends who share a passion for the music of Tupac Shakur as they deal with discrimination directed toward the gay brother of one of the trio.

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Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence

In this first ever collection of lesbian and gay young adult (YA) short stories, sixteen well-known YA authors explore what it means to be gay or lesbian.

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Angry Management

Anger and rage, both internal and external, provide the common thread for three stories dealing with high school injustice, being black, gay, overweight, or simply a high school student.

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Antonio's Card = La Tarjeta de Antonio

A boy overcomes teasing from his classmates to truly appreciate his unique family.

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Archenemy

Part of the Counterattack Series in which each volume focuses on different players from the Fraser High School girls soccer team. In this book teammates Addie and Eva are the closest of friends, but Eva wants to be more than "just friends." When Addie doesn't feel the same way, Eva harasses and tries to sabotage her, and their tight friendship quickly unravels.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Fifteen-year-old Dante and Aristotle are opposites in almost every way but, nevertheless, the two boys are best friends, almost like two halves making a whole. Saenz' lyrical novel examines the bonds of friendship and the uncertainties and saving graces of love.

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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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Bait

Sexually abused San Diego teenager Diego, in trouble for his violent temper, finds understanding and reasons for self-acceptance in the wise and caring counsel of his gay parole officer Mr. Vidas.

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Batwoman. Volume 1, Hydrology

Kate Kane, drummed out of the military under the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" regulations, continues her fight as Batwoman in the dark streets of Gotham.

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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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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Six trans*, gender-neutral, and intersex teens are interviewed in this essential resource for teens and adults alike. While the trans* experience varies from teen to teen, the common thread is the candor and unflinching honesty of the teens profiled in Beyond Magenta.

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Blue Boy

Can Kiran Sharma, a twelve-year-old Indian American boy who secretly puts on his mother's make-up, plays with dolls, and practices ballet, really be the reincarnation of the gender-bending Hindu god Krishna?

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Boyfriends with Girlfriends

The tale of a quadrangle of relationships between Sergio, Lance, Allie, and Kimoko-one bisexual, one questioning, one gay, and one lesbian-and how their loves affect their interwoven friendships.

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Chulito: A Novel

After sharing a secret with his best friend, a Latino teen's ideas about what it really means to be a man are challenged. Should he play 'straight' and keep his standing among his peers in the neighborhood, or come out and be his true self?

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Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America

Stories of coming out and finding acceptance from 40 Americans--many of them activists and politicians--show that attitude, not homosexuality--is the problem in our society.

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Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories

These interlinking short stories take place in the magical land of Massasoit, a region inhabited by unusual characters who do not fit traditional gender roles.

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

A poignant photographic essay dedicated to the brave LGBTQ military personnel who serve under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Each person's face is artfully hidden, helping to express their feelings of isolation and loneliness.

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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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Dramarama

Sadye and Demi (formerly known as Sarah and Douglas) leave drab Brenton, Ohio behind to spend the summer at a posh theater camp.

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Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

With the help of her extended family, Mo, a neurotic lesbian, makes her way from youth to middle age through the countercultural adventures selected from comic strips published during the past 25 years.

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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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F 'em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls

In this collection of essays and interviews, activist and writer Jennifer Baumgardner covers a wide range of feminist issues, exploring parenting, politics, patriarchy, sexual orientation, and gender roles and identity. One-on-one interviews include Riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, Indigo Girl Amy Ray, and trans-bi activist Julia Serano, among others.

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Families

Children from a diverse selection of American families share their insights.

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Felicia's Favorite Story

Before Felicia can go to bed at night, she asks her mommies to tell her the story of how she was adopted.

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Finlater

This deeply affecting and openly sexual story of two boys in love -- Cliffy Douglas and Noah Baumgarten -- plays out among the disparities of home life and background during the 1970s homophobia and racial tension.

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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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Gay in America

This tapestry of powerful and personal photo-essays maps the rich cross-section of Gay America, one distinct and memorable voice at a time.

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Getting It

Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, 15-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover in exchange for Carlos's helping to form a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school.

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God Loves Hair

Vignettes tell the tale of Vivek, a young man who struggles with his sexuality, preferring to wear his mother's beautiful sari and lipstick. He endures physical, emotional and verbal abuse in school, only to be saved by his faith... when things are bad during the week, he knows that Sunday will come and no matter what, his gods love him and appreciate all that he is.

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Gotham Central: Half a Life

Police detective Renee Montoya's secret lesbian life, which she must keep from not only her co-workers but also her family, puts her in great danger when she is implicated in a murder and her main defender is the psychopathic criminal Two-Face.

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Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood

Hart's memoir shares her freedom ride as a young White girl who shifts between living with an angry well-to-do father, who has custody of her, and a lesbian mother, who seeks to belong to the Latino culture in 1970s Southern California.

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Happy Families

When 16-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin discover the true reason for their family's split, they struggle with the secrets their father has been keeping. Can they deal with their dad's new life and find a way to put their happy family back together?

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Hard Love

Withdrawn and lonely, John Galardi pours his feelings into writing his zine. Marisol Guzman, who's recently come out as a lesbian, is equally passionate about writing hers. Their shared interest in zines leads them to develop a friendship, and neither of them will ever be quite the same again.

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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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hidden

Fleeing imprisonment and torture from the anti-gay rehab center where his parents have sent him, Ahmed (now Ben) finds temporary refuge in a so-called safe house where, even if he and his new roommates can hide from the bounty hunters, fanatics, parents, and pimps looking for them, they cannot escape their own pasts and each other.

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How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

The tales in this collection present not only the variety of identities in the LGBTQ community -- transgender, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, and gay -- but also the variety of experiences of being human -- love, regret, betrayal, discovery.

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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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In Our Mothers' House

Although Marmee , Meema, and their three kids have a happy home life with many similarities to their neighbor's experiences -- dinnertime, fooling around, getting ready for parties -- some in their community can see only the differences.

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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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It's Our Prom (So Deal With It)

Azure has gone public with her objections to her school's senior prom: too expensive, too exclusive, too heterosexual. When the principal challenges Azure and her friends to take charge of the planning committee, they jump into the task--and the accompanying headaches--of planning an inclusive prom.

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Kicked Out

Homeless LGBTQ youth share their stories of surviving on the streets and finding places of sanctuary in creating their own chosen families and community.

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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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Let's Get this Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents

Reaching out through the voices of youth in GLBTQ households, this handbook gives kids the tools to deal with the uniqueness of living with LGBTQ parents, including how to deal with the bigotry and hatred of others, overcoming discrimination, and building self-esteem.

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Love & Lies: Marisol's Story

In this sequel to *Hard Love*, Marisol takes a year off between high school and college to write a novel and falls in love with her creative writing teacher, Olivia.

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M+O 4EVR

After the death of Marianne, Opal's best friend -- and more -- Opal deals with her loss through the life of Hannah, a runaway slave who died in 1842.

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Map of Ireland: A Novel

Ann's junior year is complicated by the forced busing of Black students to her formerly all-White high school, forcing Ann to deal with her racist environment while coping with being a lesbian in an inter-racial relationship.

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Mariposa Gown

BFFs Maui, Trini, and Lib are confronted with difficult choices as they graduate- college, career, and who will wear a gown to the senior prom.

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Me

Not the usual celebrity biography with glamour shots, Martin instead keeps it real and shares his experience of coming out as gay Latino and the importance of self-acceptance and community service.

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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 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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Name Me Nobody

Fourteen-year-old Emi-Lou Kaya feels hurt and abandoned when her best friend Von (short for Yvonne) starts a lesbian relationship with their softball teammate, Babe.

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No Easy Answers: Bayard Rustin and the Civil Rights Movement

Although a leader in the US civil rights movement, Rustin's arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment for a homosexual encounter were used to discredit his work.

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Orphea Proud

A lyrical story about Orphea Proud, a seventeen-year-old poet/performance artist who shares her experiences with an audience as she talks about love, loss, and life.

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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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Proxy

Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. As a Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want - the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy named Syd to take all his punishments.

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Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

Most teenage boys dream of being makeout artists. Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte, on the other hand, dreams about being a makeup artist! And when he gets a part-time job at Macy's cosmetics department, he figures fame and fortune are just around the corner.

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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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Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content

Featuring titles for children from infancy to age 11, Rainbow Family Collections examines over 250 children's picture books, informational books, and chapter books with LGBTQ content from around the world.

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Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology

Extremely diverse -- in format as well as content -- this collection contains art, performance pieces, interviews, and journal entries as well the the more usual poetry and prose. The contributors come from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds and span the queer spectrum. Includes glossary.

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Robin and Ruby

Aspiring actor Robin has just left his lover, Peter, when his sister, Ruby, goes missing. Robin searches for her, accompanied by his long-time friend, George, to whom, Robin discovers, he is becoming romantically attracted.

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Say Something

A girl remains silent while others around her are bullied or teased. But one day she finds herself the target of jokes and no one speaks up for her.

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Secrets of Truth and Beauty

At age seven, Dara was a darling pageant winner; at 17, she has gained weight and anger, leading her to discover her runaway sister on a farm commune for lesbians and others rejected by their families, including a gay high school senior.

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Shadoweyes Volume One

Set in Dranac in the year 200X, this dystopian graphic novel features Scout Montana, a teenage girl of African heritage who morphs into the superhero Shadoweyes. A diverse cast of characters deals with issues such as gender, alienation, and isolation which are infrequently treated in more traditional superhero sagas.

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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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So Hard to Say

Thirteen-year-old Xio, a Mexican American girl, develops a crush on Frederick, a recent transfer to their California school from Wisconsin. But Frederick is attracted to Victor, a soccer player.

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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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Sunday You Learn How to Box

In the late 1960s, 14-year-old Louis Bowman, who lives in a Connecticut housing project, deals with his dysfunctional family as he comes out.

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Tag Along

On the evening of the high school prom, a series of disappointing events bring four very different teens together for an evening more memorable than anyone could have planned.

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Target

In the aftermath of a brutal rape, 16-year-old Grady withdraws inside himself, begins to question his sexuality, stops eating, and changes schools. There he meets some other outsiders who help him begin his recovery.

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The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister

An illustrated diary-like account of things that India McAllister loves like her dog Tofu, her best friend, Colby, and other things... well, she's not so sure about, like Amanda the Rodent and Richard, her dad's boyfriend.

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The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy

Tulip, the fairy responsible for handling all the birthday wishes from nine-year-olds in North America, receives a request from David who wants to live as Daniela.

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The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities

This collection of 40 essays and poetry from a wide variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning teens and young adults ranging in age from 13 to 23 shows the complexity of contemporary LGBTQ life.

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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 Mariposa Club

During their senior year, the Fierce Foursome -- Maui, Trini, Isaac, and Lib -- decide to leave a legacy by creating their high school's first LGBT organization, an action that brings out both support and opposition from their families and their community.

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The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang

Best friends, Julie and Lydia, try to determine the secrets to popularity and record their observations and schemes in a secret notebook. The result is a hilarious, delightfully illustrated guide to surviving middle school and figuring out what friendship really means.

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The Realm of Possibility

The Realm of Possibility is told by twenty different teens who go to the same high school - straight and queer, goth and gospel, hopeful and heartbroken. [From the author's website]

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The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People

In this celebrated collection of photographs and text, meet 40 young people from all walks of life ranging in age from their teens until their twenties and read their first-person accounts about the challenges of growing up bisexual, lesbian, and gay.

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The Straight Road to Kylie

Kylie Minogue super fan and openly gay seventeen-year-old Jonathan Parish has just received an offer he can't refuse - pretend to be straight and attend Kylie's upcoming London concert, all-expenses paid. But is it worth retreating into the closet?

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The Summer Prince

Set in futuristic Brazil, the people of the city of Palmares Tres have elected a new Summer King, Enki. Everyone is in love with him, including June who knows better then to get tangled up with a man who she knows is destined to die.

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The Thunder in His Head

Openly gay sixteen-year-old Kyle Manning's life at home and school starts to fall apart when his parents' divorce, and becomes more complicated when he meets and falls in love with the mysterious Dwight.

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Toby's Lie

Seventeen-year-old Toby Sligh, a senior at a Jesuit high school in Florida, is surrounded by the lies and secrets of his friends and family. One thing he knows for sure, he wants to dance with his boyfriend, Ian, at the prom.

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Touching Snow

Karina's mother has remarried and moved the family, Haitian immigrants, to the suburbs to get away from the dangers of Brooklyn, NY. But for Karina and her sisters their new home is far more dangerous, living with an abusive stepfather who brutally beats them. Told in flashbacks, the story shows how Karina's struggles at home and at school, as well as her burgeoning relationship with Rachel, a girl she meets at the community center.

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Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children

Thirty-two mothers--diverse in age, ethnic background, class, sexual orientation, and national origin--describe their experiences and feelings when they discovered that their children, varying in age from six to sixty, are transgender.

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Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers

Author Beam, who volunteers at a gay and transgender school in Los Angeles, recounts her experiences working with the students - with a focus on four transgirls: Christina, Domineque, Foxxjazell, and Ariel.

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Wanted

Ladybird "Bird" Blacker is a bounty hunter with a lot on her plate ... and then her little sister comes to town.

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We Are the Youth: Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth in the United States

Based on an ongoing photojournalism project of the same name, We Are the Youth was inspired by the idea that reading about others’ life experiences can create understanding, empathy and empowerment. In this book, LGBT youth tell their stories in their own words.

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We the Animals

Torres' acclaimed first novel is an impressionistic examination of a family of mixed race and ethnicity. Though fiercely loving, how will the family react to the youngest son's growing awareness of his homosexuality?

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Welcome to Bordertown: New Stories and Poems of the Borderlands

Bordertown is where the mundane and magical worlds overlap, where elves, runaways, gay kids, and misfits come together, bringing their histories, music, machines, and talents -- as well as their fears and terrors. Come visit -- but be careful. If the borders close, you may stay longer than you planned.

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What's in a Name

Residents are considering changing the name of their town from Scrub Harbor to Folly Bay, polarizing the local population. Against this backdrop, local high school students explore their identities, including a boy who is about to come out. Each chapter is narrated by a different teen.

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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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When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution

Offering a unique, first-person account of life on the front lines in the early years of the lesbian and gay civil rights movements, Jeanne Córdova's "novelized memoir" documents her political and personal journey as an activist, organizer, and journalist during the turbulent 1970s.

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Wide Awake

In a future American when gay Jewish Abraham Stein is elected president, lovers Jimmy and Duncan join the throngs of people traveling to Topeka to protest the governor's threat to change votes.

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