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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 Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend

Following the death of her best friend Julia, Cass finds herself involved in a project to produce the musical Julia wrote. Betrayed loyalties and school bullies set Cass off on a journey where she finds self-awareness and acceptance.

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A Really Nice Prom Mess

All Cam wanted to do was go to the prom with his boyfriend, Shane. But since they weren't out, they double-dated -- each bringing a girl. That's bad enough, but the night steadily gets worse and worse . . .

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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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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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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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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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Annie on My Mind

In this lesbian young adult literature classic, seventeen-year-old Liza falls in love with Annie and their relationship faces many obstacles.

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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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Antonio's Card = La Tarjeta de Antonio

A boy overcomes teasing from his classmates to truly appreciate his unique family.

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Archenemy

Part of the Counterattack Series in which each volume focuses on different players from the Fraser High School girls soccer team. In this book teammates Addie and Eva are the closest of friends, but Eva wants to be more than "just friends." When Addie doesn't feel the same way, Eva harasses and tries to sabotage her, and their tight friendship quickly unravels.

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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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Awkward and Definition: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag

Pen and ink comic drawings about Schrag's early high school years illuminate her funny and touching journey toward a sexual identify amidst concerns about school, sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

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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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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Music geek Gabe has just come out to his family as transgender but is still known as Liz at school. He uses his late night community radio show to try on his male identity and encourage listeners to explore their own "b side." Will the show's growing popularity expose his secret?

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Better Nate than Ever

Thirteen-year-old Nate runs away from his small town in Pennsylvania to New York City to audition for E.T. the Musical. With the help of his best friend, can he come back home before anyone notices he's gone?

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Between You & Me

Written as a screenplay, this book follows 16-year-old Phyre as she falls head over heels in love with her new drama teacher. Will Phyre discover what's right in front of her nose or let love slip away?

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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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Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World

Stephen Shulevitz has three months to go before his high school graduation, when he’s faced with the end of the world–realizing he’s in love with very straight and very homophobic best friend. With only a few months left to go in his small town, Stephen tries to figure out who he is and who he wants to be.

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Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America

Stories of coming out and finding acceptance from 40 Americans--many of them activists and politicians--show that attitude, not homosexuality--is the problem in our society.

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Crossover

Sixteen-year-old Kyle gets caught in the middle between his basketball team and drama club when he opts to join both and re-establishes an old friendship with Luke, who is the frequent target of gay-baiting.

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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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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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Debbie Harry Sings in French

Johnny is pretty sure he isn't gay, but he's not quite sure what it means that he wants to be Debbie Harry -- to dress like her, have hair like hers, and to hang out with drag queens.

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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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Drama

Callie is a passionate theater geek who plunges into her middle school's production of "Moon Over Mississippi" with enthusiasm for all things theater: sets, props, lighting - you name it, she's on it. When twins Justin and Jesse join the cast, Callie quickly develops a crush on one and a friendship with the other, who is gay.

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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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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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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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Far from Xanadu

Mike Szabo - ace softball player, weightlifter, a.k.a. Mary Elizabeth - has enough trouble surviving in her small town before a new girl, Xanadu, turns Mike's life upside down. [Re-issued as "Pretend You Love Me"]

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Fat Angie

Angie hits rock bottom the day she tries to commit suicide in the middle of a high school pep rally. Enter KC Romance, a new girl in town who is stunningly different.

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Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

In the sequel to Better Nate Than Ever, Nate Foster's Broadway dreams are finally coming true.

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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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Freakboy

Three lives intertwine: Angel, a transwoman who works at an LGBTQ center for teens; Vanessa, a high school girl who's on the wrestling team; and Brendan, Vanessa's boyfriend who has just started having dreams that he is actually a she. Brendan feels at home in his female-bodied dreams, but what does that mean for his relationship with Vanessa, and how can Angel help him?

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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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Gemini Bites

Twins Kyle and Judy both find themselves drawn to Garrett, a goth boy living with their family while finishing out the school year. But the question is, "How does he feel about them?"

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Geography Club

Several closeted students start a secret support group at their high school that they call the "Geography Club" in order to discourage others from joining and to hide its true purpose.

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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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Girl from Mars

At fifteen, Miriam's life in a small German town lacks excitement and meaning until she meets Laura and begins to discover how full her life already is.

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Good Moon Rising

Jan's senior year in high school is not what she expected. She lost the starring role in the school play to the new girl. She has to take on directing responsibilities when her teacher becomes ill. And she's discovered she's a lesbian.

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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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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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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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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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Hidden Voices: The Orphan Musicians of Venice

In a 1700s Venetian orphanage famous for its musical training, teenage Anetta suffers from her unrequited love for the ethereal Luisa.

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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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Homo

When Will gets outed on Facebook and everything in his life starts spinning out of control, can he discover who he truly is, or will his life be defined by what everyone else thinks?

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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater

It's 1983 and Edward Zanni is enjoying his summer vacation rehearsing for his high school production of Grease and hanging out with his friends. He's looking forward to attending Julliard. But when his wealthy father gets remarried, he changes his mind about paying Edward's way through college. So Edward enlists his friends' help in a creative solution to his tuition crisis.

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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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If I Lie

Everyone in town is calling Quinn a whore and a slut because she's been caught cheating on her boyfriend Casey, who is serving in the Marines overseas. What they don't know is that Quinn is keeping Casey's secret, a secret that would prove her innocence.

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It's Our Prom (So Deal With It)

Azure has gone public with her objections to her school's senior prom: too expensive, too exclusive, too heterosexual. When the principal challenges Azure and her friends to take charge of the planning committee, they jump into the task--and the accompanying headaches--of planning an inclusive prom.

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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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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

There's a new guy in Riverdale: he's cute, a military brat, funny, and smart. And oh yeah - he's gay.

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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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Kings and Queens: Queers at the Prom

Queer folks relate their experiences at their high school proms over the decades, from the Class of 1925 to the Class of 2003.

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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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Kissing Kate

After a kiss, sixteen-year-old Lissa and her long-time friend Kate need to sort out their feelings and redefine their relationship.

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Kissing Tennessee and other stories from the Stardust Dance

Eight interrelated stories feature graduating eighth graders on the night of the Dogwood Junior High Stardust Dance. In "Starbears," Cub Tanner is struggling with "The Question" as he deals with his feelings for his best friend Trent

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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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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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Lola and the Boy Next Door

Sixteen year old (going on seventeen) Lola Nolan lives in San Francisco's Castro district with her two fathers. She spends her time creating lavish costumes, working, avoiding the mean girls at school, and hanging out with her 22-year-old musician boyfriend, Max. Life is good - until the heartbreaks of her past come back to her present.

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Losers

Russian immigrant and freshman Jupiter navigates the high school social world and works to improve his popularity while trying to connect with the cute girl at the record store and finding an unexpected friend in the school's closeted bully.

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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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Love Rules

After spending the summer in San Francisco, Lynn's best friend Kit decides to come out at school. Although Lynn is supportive of her friend's decision, there are many students who are not and Kit faces harassment and bullying.

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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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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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Mousetraps

Maxie's a cartoonist. Rick's a design genius. Back in grade school, they used to come up with crazy inventions, like mousetraps with a zillion parts. But high school is nothing like child's play. The traps Maxie and Rick encounter now are a lot more complicated and a lot more dangerous (from the author's website)

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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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My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer

Twelve-year-old June dislikes her mother's new partner Eva and is dismayed when the two adults plan to marry. When a movement to repeal Vermont's civil union law exposes the family to bitter homophobia June discovers an inner courage that surprises her family, her community, and herself.

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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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My Side of the Story

Only 16, cheeky Jarold, a.k.a. Jazz, hits the gay bars to escape the misery of his life.

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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 Castles Here

A book of fairy tales, participation in a school chorus, and a gay Big Brother combine to give 11-year-old Augie the confidence he needs to become an activist.

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Notes from the Blender

Declan, an emo goth into Finnish death metal and violent video games, is a loner with a crush on classmate Neilly Foster, a popular, smart, gymnast. Their world is shaken when his father and her mother decide to get married.

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Of All The Stupid Things

When Tara learns that her boyfriend may be gay, she is devastated. But then, when she finds herself attracted to a new girl, Riley, she is forced to examine her own sexuality.

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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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Openly Straight

High school junior Rafe leaves his accepting parents, his accepting school, and his accepting Colorado hometown to start life over at an all-boys boarding school where he decides not to come out as gay. As he navigates his new identity as a jock and a "boy's boy," the strain of keeping his secret begins to take its toll.

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Out of the Pocket

Bobby's skills as a top high-school quarterback also serve him well off the field when he is outed in the school newspaper and deals with the consequences in an honest and realistic way.

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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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Perfect

Cara is struggling with her parents' ideals of perfect, but will that cause her to lose out on a new kind of love and being true to herself?

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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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Pretend You Love Me

Mike Szabo - ace softball player, weightlifter, a.k.a. Mary Elizabeth - has enough trouble surviving in her small town before a new girl, Xanadu, turns Mike's life upside down. [Originally published as "Far from Xanadu"]

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Punkzilla

Fourteen-year-old Jamie (aka Punkzilla)- AWOL from military school-embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find his older brother, a dying gay playwright, and share with him his journal of his sometimes frightening, sometimes heartwarming adventures along the way.

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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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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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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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Royally Jacked

Life takes an unexpected turn when fifteen-year-old Valerie's mom comes out, divorces Valerie's father, and moves in with her lesbian girlfriend. Then things get even worse when Valerie's dad, a diplomat, moves the family to Europe. But then Valerie meets the prince ...

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Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu

Rufus, the biggest guy in his class, plays football but is rather clumsy. His mom suggests ballet lessons. But while his teammates tease him about prancing around in a tutu, his new abilities make a big difference on the football field.

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Say the Word

The "perfect" Shawna Gallagher finds her life turned upside down when she turns 17, her estranged lesbian mother dies, and she discovers a family in the mother's partner and two sons, a family that her controlling father tries to destroy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

High-school junior Leila Azadi suddenly and unexpectedly falls hard for Saskia, the beautiful and sophisticated new girl at school. Leila finds herself taking risks she never would have before.

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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 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 Book of David

Through journal entries, a small-town high school quarterback recounts his experiences of falling for the new kid and the fear of being outed by his best friend.

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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 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 Hour Between

In the 1960s, Arthur McDougal's friendship with the charming but troubled Katrina Felt at the Spooner School for the disciplinary challenged helps him come to terms with his sexuality.

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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 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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The Misfits

Tired of bullying and harassment, four seventh graders decide to run for their middle school student council with a platform targeted at stamping out name calling. This book is the inspiration behind GLSEN's (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) "No Name Calling Week."

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The Off Season

In this sequel to Dairy Queen, D.J. Schwenk is now a junior, playing linebacker on her high school football team. In the roller-coaster year ahead, D.J. must cope with injuries plus problems with her family, boyfriend, and lesbian best friend.

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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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The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang

Best friends, Julie and Lydia, try to determine the secrets to popularity and record their observations and schemes in a secret notebook. The result is a hilarious, delightfully illustrated guide to surviving middle school and figuring out what friendship really means.

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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 Side Door

While attending suburban Drift Falls High School in 1988, Mel and her best friend Frank discover that a student who committed suicide five years earlier was a closeted gay teen. Simultaneouly, they are themselves dealing with issues of conformity, family relationships, and coming out.

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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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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 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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Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend

Senior Belle Philbrick and her boyfriend, Dylan, are among the most popular couples in their Maine high school. But when Dylan comes out to Belle and they break up, Belle is on an emotional roller coaster.

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Toby's Lie

Seventeen-year-old Toby Sligh, a senior at a Jesuit high school in Florida, is surrounded by the lies and secrets of his friends and family. One thing he knows for sure, he wants to dance with his boyfriend, Ian, at the prom.

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