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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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7 Days at the Hot Corner

Offering a unique perspective, this novel shows the adjustment process of a straight teenage boy whose best friend has just come out to him.

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A Question of Manhood

Paul Landon's fear of being thought gay brings him to the point of helping kidnap and torture a gay classmate. Then, when Paul's older brother dies in Vietnam after telling Paul of his love for a fellow soldier, Paul is left keeping another family secret. Only his work with a young gay man retraining abused dogs gives Paul the courage to confront his fears.

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A Tale of Two Daddies

In this rhyming book, a little girl responds to the questions her friend asks about the roles her Daddy and Poppa play in her life.

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All Souls

Astra Dell, one of the most popular girls at the posh Siddons School, is spending her senior year in the hospital, diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. As time passes, her classmates, among them a young lesbian, and her teacher must deal with their own problems in the wake of her absence.

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Almost Perfect

Beautiful newcomer Sage is perfect for Logan ... but then he discovers her secret.

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Another Kind of Cowboy

Sixteen, gay, and closeted, Alex has dreamed of riding dressage since childhood, although his father wants him to be a "real" cowboy.

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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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Ask the Passengers

There's only one thing Astrid Jones can do when a growing attraction to her co-worker Dee becomes too big and too confusing: send her love to airplane passengers flying overhead while she tries to figure out who she is down here on the ground.

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Batwoman: Elegy

While Batwoman battles the most dangerous criminals in Gotham her alter-ego, Kate Kane, must come to grips with her own sexual identity. This graphic novel also includes Batwoman's origin story along with the history of her relationship with her father.

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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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Belinda's Obsession

After she discovers that her mother is having an affair, Belinda's obsession with saving her parents'marriage damages her growing relationship with her last summer's fling, Candace.

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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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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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Blue is the Warmest Color

This graphic novel, which explores the growing relationship between Clementine, a high school student, and Emma, a blue-haired art student, delivers a more powerful and poignant story than the award-winning film of the same name.

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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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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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Brooklyn, Burning

Running away from home during a Brooklyn summer to lose the pain through music, sixteen-year old Kid finds acceptance and more in Scout, another soul lost in the music.

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Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir

When a psychic reveals that her father, long believed dead, is still alive, Nicole struggles with her identity and personal relationships with family, friends and lovers.

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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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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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Daddy, Papa, and Me

This "board book" features the everyday lives of two gay dads and their little one.

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Dare Truth or Promise

Extrovert Louie comes from a wealthy family and plans on being a lawyer. Introverted Willa lives over the local pub and hopes to become a chef. And when these two teenage girls from New Zealand meet, they fall passionately in love.

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Deliver Us from Evie

Sixteen year old Parr Burrman narrates this story about how his sister Evie's lesbianism affects his family and their small Midwestern rural community.

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Don't Let Me Go

When Adam moves to New York to follow his dreams, Nate's belief about their one true love is put to the test not only by the distance, but Adam's roommates, the harassment in school, and a new boy at school who looks for more than just friendship.

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Donorboy

Fourteen-year old Rosalind Butterfield's whole world is shaken when both her lesbian mothers are killed in a car accident and she must move in with her birth father, Sean Cassidy -- the sperm donor whom she's never even met before!

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Donovan's Big Day

It's a very BIG day for young Donovan-get ready, get dressed in his best with a bow tie and be the ring bearer when Mommy and Mama get married!

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Drama Queers!

Julliard, thespians, homecoming, and a certain gorgeous football player all come together as "Band Fag" Bradley Dayton is out to make his senior year his most exciting ever--even if his best friend Jack won't admit that he, too, is gay.

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Empress of the World

Nic is spending the summer studying archaeology at the Siegel Institute Summer Program for Gifted Youth, where she meets Battle, a dancer. She's instantly attracted to her. What to do you do when you think you're attracted to boys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart?

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Entrances and exits

A first time director and high school junior, Bryan has to learn to cope with a temperamental playwright, the leading actress's jealous boyfriend, competition from a new girl on the drama scene, and his yearnings for Drew, his ex-best friend who kissed him and then ran.

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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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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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Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies

Aimed at lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people (and the allies who support them), this primer offers guidance on self-discovery and coming out to friends and family;making healthy choices; and overcoming barriers in school, the community, and religious and spiritual institutions.

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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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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Bechdel reveals her childhood experiences with a closeted gay father and her coming out as a lesbian in this powerful graphic-style memoir.

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Gravel Queen

Aurin's only plan the summer before her senior year is to hang out with Kenney and Fred. But when Neila joins their circle, everything changes. Fred has a crush on Neila's cousin, Grand. And when Aurin falls in love with Neila, Kenney becomes jealous of their friendship.

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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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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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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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Hero

Thom Creed, the son of superheroes, has to hide the fact that he's gay if he's going to fit into the League, but that's not the only problem he faces ....

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Home at Last

Lester finds a loving home with Daddy Rich and Daddy Albert and their big, fluffy dog.

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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'll Give You the Sun

Artistic twins Jude and Noah each have only half the story of why they broke apart. Their art becomes a force of its own as they negotiate love, loss, lies and the possibility of reuniting their lives.

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In Mike We Trust

Fifteen-year-old Garth finds the confidence to come out to his mother when wheeling-and-dealing Uncle Mike, his late father's identical twin, moves in and puts him to work as a budding con man.

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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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Inferno

When Dante meets Parker, she thinks that she has found a soul mate but is instead drawn into a dangerous and destructive relationship.

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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: Drive Me Crazy

Kevin juggles school, boyfriend troubles, and a visit by George Takei in this new Archie Comic.

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King of the Screwups

When Liam Geller screws up once too often, his father throws him out of the house, and Liam finds his true self when he goes to live with his father's brother, "Aunt" Pete, a gay glam-rocker disc jockey living in a trailer in upstate New York.

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Kiss

Sylvie has always imagined spending her life with her best friend, Carl, first as a couple and then as husband and wife. As she realizes Carl is gay and will never really become her boyfriend, she must reconsider her feelings and her friendship with him.

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Leap

In the summer of 1979, Rowan Marks is just waiting to leave for college. In the meantime, she deals with her disconnected family, her best friend Danny who is in love with her, and stuck up, closed-off Catherine.

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Letters in the Attic

In the 1960s, twelve-year-old Lizzy McMann tries to find a new husband for her mother while developing a crush on her best friend, Eva.

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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 & 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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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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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 and Misery

With frank discussions of relationships and sex, both straight and gay, Toni Jo, who befriends new student Pan (short for Pansy) in the hopes that he will be her boyfriend, gives a humorous portrayal of high school life.

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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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Mom and Mum are Getting Married

Rosie wants to participate in Mom and Mum's upcoming wedding. But since it will be a small ceremony, there's no need for a flower girl or bridesmaid. But the role she does play winds up saving the day!

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Mommy, Mama, and Me

This "board book" features the everyday lives of two lesbian moms and their little one.

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Monday is One Day

Counting down to the weekend, this rhyming story helps children from different types of families (including one with gay dads) deal with separation anxiety while learning the days of the week.

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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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Monicka's Papa is Tall

Monicka's papa and daddy are very different, but the puzzle pieces show that both of them love her very much.

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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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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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Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality

On the day thirteen-year-old Joe Schwartz came out at school, his mother came home to find him in the bathroom, having attempted suicide. With Joe's help, his father weaves together the family's story and the statistics behind the failure of schools to protect LGBTQ students.

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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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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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Personal Effects

After his beloved older brother T.J. is killed in action in Iraq, seventeen-year-old Matt begins to read a series of his brother's letters and discovers his brother's secret- and must come to terms with his brother's secret life and what it means.

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Pink

Supportive parents and a girlfriend--what more could any out-lesbian, goth-girl, want? Yet Ava decides to explore the idea of 'normal'--to attend prep school, kiss a boy, and even (gasp!) wear matching pink sweaters

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Rage: A Love Story

When the wildly divergent lives of Johanna and Reeves collide, all the Romantic, Alluring, Gorgeous, and Exciting expectations turn to painful RAGE.

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Rosemary and Juliet

In this updated version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Rosemary (aka "Romey"), the daughter of the woman who runs the abortion clinic, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a fundamentalist minister.

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Ryan's Mom is Tall

Ryan's mom and mummy are very different, but the puzzle pieces show that both of them love him very much.

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Saturday Is Pattyday

Frankie is upset when his two moms breakup and Patty moves into her own apartment. But Patty reassures him that she will always be there for him, particularly on Saturdays, their special day alone together.

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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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She Loves You, She Loves You Not...

After her father discovers she is gay and disowns her, can Alyssa pick up the pieces of her life and believe in herself again, in a new town, living with a mother she never knew?

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Silhouette of a Sparrow

During the summer of 1926, when sixteen-year-old Garnet discovers the truth about herself and her desires, can she find the courage and freedom to follow her dreams?

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Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies

A flip book that offers two different takes on the same situation, this book features the gang from the Geography Club as extras on the set of a Zombie movie. In Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, bisexual Min meets Leah, a closeted cheerleader from another school. In Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, Russel, who is in a long distance relationship, deals with his feelings for his ex who wants to get back together.

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Sprout, or My Salad Days, When I Was Green in Judgment

It's not easy having green hair in conservative Kansas, but teenage Sprout manages while also prepping for the Kansas State Essay Contest and falling in love with the intriguing new boy in school.

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Starting From Here

Sixteen-year-old Colby can't seem to get any love. Her mom died a few years ago, her trucker dad is always on the road and her girlfriend just dumped her for a guy. When she rescues a stray dog who has been hit by a car, Colby starts to piece her life together with lots of help from her friends.

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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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Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom

Lucas and Tessa have been friends forever, and now Lucas realizes they are something more - until his prom invitation is Tessa's cue to come out to him, and put the entire town on notice that she wants a date of her own.

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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 Blue Lawn

Newcomer Theo Meyer and 15-year-old David Mason clash in the locker room when they first meet, but later their relationship blooms into something more. Set in rural New Zealand.

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The Boy in the Dress

Twelve-year-old Dennis finds his family, friends, and townspeople initially resistant to his desire to wear dresses, but they become his biggest fans on and off the soccer field.

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The Difference Between You and Me

Fifteen-year-old Jesse and Emily are as opposite and can be, and are as head-over-heels for each other as you can get. But when they're on opposite sides during a heated battle, can they keep the discussion separate from their relationship?

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The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed

Judy Shepard offers her personal account of the heartrending 1998 murder of her gay son Matthew in Laramie, Wyoming, a tragedy that inspired the powerful play The Laramie Project and led to federal anti-hate legislation.

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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

Hilarious stories of a comically dysfunctional family describe growing up gay in Texas.

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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 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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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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The Trouble with Emily Dickinson

Josephine Jenkins (better known as "JJ") tutors cheerleader Kendal McCarthy on poetry. Though at first the young women seem to be polar opposites, slowly a close relationship develops between the two.

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The Vast Fields of Ordinary

During his last summer before college, Dade juggles his divorcing parents and dysfunctional closeted boyfriend until he meets Alex and gains the courage to declare his sexuality.

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The Year of Ice

Struggling with coming out, 17-year-old high school senior Kevin Doyle finds his strained relationship with his father further challenged when he learns the truth about his mother's death.

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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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Two boys kissing

Based on true events, this is the story of Harry and Craig's record-breaking 32-hour kiss, narrated by a Greek Chorus of older gay men lost to AIDS, and interwoven with the stories of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, and navigating gender identity.

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Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath

Eleventh-grader Mitchell's life suddenly changes when his best friend David comes out of the closet.

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Wandering Son: Book Four

Love is in the air for Nitori-kun, Takatsukisan, and Chiba-san. Hurt feelings abound and friendships may dissolve as elementary school fades into junior high.

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Where's My Wand? One Boy's Magical Triumph Over Alienation and Shag Carpeting

Poole's witty memoir of growing up as a gay, Bewitched-obsessed boy in 1970s St. Louis recalls David Sedaris' unfailingly funny takes on family wackiness.

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Wild Dogs: A Novel

Alice gathers at the forest's edge with five other people to search for their now feral dogs who have been run out of their lives as acts of jealousy or vengeance.

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

On a cold Chicago night, two sixteen-year-olds -- one gay and one not -- meet and discover they have one big thing in common, their name. From then on, their lives, their friends, and their loves intertwine and culminate in the staging of one of the funniest high school musicals ever.

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With or Without You

Hiding secrets from his family and friends, Evan is desperate to find a way to make all the pieces of his life fit. But, when his best friend Davis falls under the spell of the charismatic leader of the controversial Chasers group, he has to choose which part of his life to save.

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