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A Boy's Best Friend

Seven-year-old Will, an asthma sufferer and a target for bullies, gets a special birthday present from his two moms.

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A Vigil for Joe Rose: Stories of Being Out in High School

The fictional notebooks belonging to Joe Rose, a young gay man killed in 1989 by a gang of hateful young men, is the thread that stitches together the stories of seven out gay high school students in Montreal.

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Absolutely Positively Not

Sixteen-year-old Steven conscientiously collects photos of girls in bikinis and dates his female classmates in this humorous attempt to fit into his Minnesota high school, only to find out some surprising things about the people around him--and himself.

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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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Addie on the Inside

One of the "Gang of Five" from *The Misfits* and *Totally Joe*, outspoken Addie Carle strives to define herself on her own terms, capturing her thoughts in poetry as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school. Politically and socially conscious, she takes on the role of advocate, helping to form a gay/straight alliance at her school and participating in the National Day of Silence observance.

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Baby Be-Bop

In this prequel to Weetzie Bat, sixteen-year-old Los Angeles teen Dirk MacDonald knows he's gay but isn't ready to tell anyone else, even his beloved grandma Fifi. But after the ghosts of his late father and other relatives visit him in his dreams, he begins to understand the importance of self-acceptance.

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Ballerino Nate

Attending a recital inspires kindergartener Nate to take ballet lessons. He loves to dance but is shaken by his brother's contention that ballet is just for girls.

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Blue Coyote

While searching for his buddy Tito, 17-year-old Alex Beekman not only learns the reasons behind his best friend's disappearance but also comes to accept some hidden truths about himself.

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David Inside Out

High school athlete David is questioning his sexuality. Although his friend Eddie has come out and announced it to the world, David is definitely not ready to follow his lead. Scared and confused, he decides to ignore his feelings by dating girls, hanging out with macho role models, and snapping a rubber band on his wrist whenever he thinks of Sean, the teammate he is attracted to. And then Sean let's David know that the attraction is mutual ...

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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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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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Freak Show

Outrageously over-the-top teen "Gender Obscurist" Billy Bloom, a new student at the very conservative Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy, finds that life is not easy for him among the rich white students with their brutal homophobia.

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From Alice to Zen and Everyone in Between

Eleven-year-old Alice Bunt has just moved to the suburbs from Boston and will be attending middle school in the fall. Before school starts she befriends Zen, a boy from the neighborhood who is her polar opposite. Stay tuned as Alice and Zen navigate their way through middle school.

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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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Hello Groin

Wanting to be normal, 16-year-old Dylan Kowolski tries to hide her lesbianism and develop sexual feelings for her boyfriend at the same time she has a passionate crush on her best female friend.

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Hello My Name Is Bob

Bob, a self described boring bear, begins comparing his own life to that of his adventurous Panda friend Jack a and soon realizes that it is okay to be different.

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Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel

This year, for their annual summer vacation, the Dalinger family and their "manny" are hitting the road, making a cross-country road trip in a rented RV. Points of interest include a visit to Las Vegas and a stop off at the manny's parents' ranch in Wyoming.

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Holly's Secret

When she moves from Manhattan to rural Massachusetts and starts middle school, eleven-year-old Holly reinvents her life, deciding to change her name to Yvette and hide the fact that her two moms are lesbians.

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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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I am Jazz

Jazz says she “has a girl brain in a boy body.” Based on the life of Jazz Jennings, this picture book talks about her experiences growing up as a transkid.

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I'm a girl!

A spunky child is not afraid to be herself.

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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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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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Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer

Award-winning country music singer and songwriter Chely Wright comes out in this memoir which focuses on her struggles reconciling her lesbianism with her religious beliefs and career.

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Living in Secret

From the age of six, Amelia has been living with her dad who was awarded custody because her mom was in a lesbian relationship. But now at age 12, Amelia escapes her father's house to go live with Mom and her partner Janey. Amelia and her moms must live their lives in secret, aware that any slip could tear their family apart.

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Love Drugged

What if there were a drug that could "cure" homosexuality? Deeply closeted teen Jamie is about to find out what could happen! This is a fast-paced novel with an intriguing premise.

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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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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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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris wears a beautiful orange dress that reminds him of his mother’s hair and tigers, but his classmates say that dresses are for girls. One night, Morris has a dream that changes everything.

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My Two Uncles

Elly's family is busy making preparations for her grandparents' 50th anniversary. She helps her Uncle Ned and his partner Phil create a very special present. But when her grandfather refuses to invite Phil to the party, her Uncle Ned decides not to attend either. When Elly gives the special present to her grandfather, he regrets how he treated Elly's uncles.

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Nothing Pink

Tormented with thoughts about his own homosexuality, Vincent, son of a Pentacostal preacher, fights his impulses until he meets Robert, a church friend, who is much more accepting.

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One in Every Crowd: Stories

Stories for everyone who has ever felt alone in their struggle to be true to themselves. These are honest, wry, plain-spoken tales about gender, identity and family.

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Parrotfish

Grady McNair, a transgender high school student, struggles for acceptance by family and friends as he outwardly adjusts to his new male identity.

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Passages Of Pride

Journalist Kurt Chandler profiles six Minneapolis/St. Paul teenagers -- Derek, Amy, Dan, Troy, Michele, and Tara -- who speak eloquently of the challenges of realizing they were different at an early age, of having to hide, of depression and suicide attempts, and, ultimately, of coming out and making their separate peaces at home, at school, and on their own. [From the jacket flap]

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Pink!

Tired of rejection, Patrick the pink penguin tries unsuccessfully to live with the flamingos before he returns home to acceptance.

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Saints of Augustine

Two formerly best friends, Sam and Charlie, become estranged when Sam ends their friendship without explanation. The events leading up to this situation and the resulting fall out are told from each boy's perspective.

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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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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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The Last Exit to Normal

Ben Campbell and his family move to rural Montana where Ben absolutely does not fit in and finds it harder to deal with having two dads than he did in their previous urban home.

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The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves

Looking back on what they wished they knew when they were younger, 64 of today's award winning GLBTQ authors write and illustrate letters to their former selves in a way to reach out to those who are in the shoes they once filled.

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The Manny Files

Shy Keats Dalinger learns from his unconventional male "nanny" to be more self-confident and out-going while the "manny" becomes more and more a part of the family.

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The Sissy Duckling

Duckling Elmer is called a sissy by his father and the other ducklings when he fails at sports and prefers less "manly" activities. So he runs away and creates his own home in a hollow tree. When his father is shot by hunters as the ducks migrate south, Elmer nurses him back to health during the long, cold winter.

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Tomboy Trouble

When eight-year-old Georgia gets a short haircut and plays baseball, the kids at her new school don't know what to make of her.

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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

For as long as she can remember, Liz has been happiest in jeans and sneakers, never in dresses and heels. Is there a place for a tomboy in girl culture?

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Transitions - A Guide To Transitioning for Transsexuals and Their Families

These practical, accessible definitions and descriptions of incongruent gender identity as well as the emotional, financial and physical implications of transitioning show the journey of transgender people.

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Tutus Aren't My Style

Tomboy Emma is dismayed when she receives a gift from her favorite uncle and opens it to discover a frilly pink tutu. Ultimately, she discovers that there are lots of different ways to be a ballerina and that her uncle really does know her after all.

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Two Teenagers in Twenty: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth

Originally published in 1983 as *One Teenager in Ten* about a third of this revised edition consists of new contributions. Each of the autobiographical narratives, penned by young people ranging in age from 12 to 24, relates their experiences in coming to terms with their sexual orientation.

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Wandering Son: Book One

Fifth graders Shuichi and Yoshino find each other during the first days of school, discovering that they share a love of many different things including the secret that each wants to be the gender that the other was born.

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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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