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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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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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Evil?

Being gay and summoning demons don't provide Stuart with any problem in his small, conservative Canadian town, but everyone gets caught up in an anti-masturbation crusade when Stuart commits the sin of Onan.

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Gravity

Brought up as a strict Orthodox Jew to believe that homosexuality is an abomination, 15-year-old Ellie Gold struggles with her sexual feelings for another girl -- set in Toronto in the late 1980s.

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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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Moon at Nine

Farrin and Sadira fall in love but post-revolutionary Iran’s draconian laws declare homosexuality deviant and punishable by death. The girls soon find they can trust no one but themselves.

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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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Rapture Practice: My One-Way Ticket to Salvation: A True Story

In this memoir, Aaron Hartzler recounts his Christian evangelical upbringing -- no TV, no movies, no drinking, and no dating. As Aaron begins to discover who he is, he must also navigate the expectations of his very conservative family, and the larger community.

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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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Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up

This baker's dozen short stories, for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens, encourage teens to "speak out," be proud of who they are, and stand up for each other.

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The Evolution of Ethan Poe

The question of teaching intelligent design brings Ethan Poe's rural Maine town to crisis, with science on one side and fundamentalist Christians on the other. As Ethan begins a relationship with handsome classmate Max Modine, he also deals with his parents' divorce, his brother's increasingly self-destructive behavior, and the fundamentalist Christian beliefs of both his brother and his best friend Jorja, while violence erupts around the local school board election.

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The Less-Dead

When Noah's friend Will is murdered by a killer targeting homeless gay teens, Noah sets out to find the murderer.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

When Cam's conservative aunt discovers her niece is a lesbian, she sends Cam to God's Promise, a church camp that promises to "cure" young people of their homosexuality. Cam's engaging voice tells her story with wry humor, intelligence, and a strong sense of place in eastern Montana.

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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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