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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 People of Color: Facing Prejudices, Forging Identities

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book addresses what it feels like to be a minority within a minority group. Additionally, it offers profiles of out lesbian, gay, and transgender personalities.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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