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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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Becoming Chloe

Attempting to protect Wanda (aka Chloe), another homeless teenager, 17-year-old Jordan finds the brutality and beauty in life on their road trip across the country.

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Being Gay, Staying Healthy

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book discusses the health concerns of LGBT people, addressing such issues as sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, and depression.

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Cissy Funk

Caught in a struggle between her mother and her aunt, Depression-era teen Cissy Funk uncovers shocking family secrets.

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Far from You

Sophie lives with chronic pain from a car accident that also left her hooked on Oxy. Sophie is clean now—but she’s reeling from the loss of her love Mina, who died in a mysterious shooting that the police think was a botched drug deal. Will Sophie be able to solve the murder, or will she be the next victim?

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grl2grl: Short fictions

The young women in this collection of ten short stories are at different levels of self-discovery, searching for satisfying relationships.

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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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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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My Father's Scar

College freshman Andy Logan reflects on events in his past life set against the loneliness and isolation he felt growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father in a homophobic town.

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Scars

Fifteen-year-old Kendra is a budding artist who has far too many secrets. Not only does she cut herself, she is grappling with her childhood sexual abuse and her burgeoning sexuality.

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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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Stick

Born with just one ear, 13-year-old Stick faces daily harassment at school. But his home life is worse. His abusive parents not only beat him and his brother Bosten, but lock them in rooms with only a cot and a bucket for days at a time. And when they find out that Bosten is gay ...

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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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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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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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Tricks

Five teens find themselves selling their bodies in Las Vegas due to circumstances and decisions, both within and well beyond their control.

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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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