Andrews, Arin    Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen    TEEN BIO ANDREWS

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning teen memoir.

Beam, Cris    I Am J    TEEN FIC BEAM

J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is. Grades 9-up.

Beam, Cris    Transparent : Love, Family, and Living the T With Transgender Teenagers    TEEN 306.768083 BEAM

A Los Angeles transgender school volunteer traces her work with four students whose otherwise typical teen experiences were uniquely shaped by their circumstances, in an account that describes their efforts to resolve identity challenges. Grades 9-up.

Clark, Kristin    Freakboy    TEEN FIC CLARK

Told from three viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Brendan, a wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum while Vanessa, the girl he loves, and Angel, a transgender acquaintance, try to help. Grades 9-up.

Cronn-Mills, Kirsten    Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices    TEEN 306.768 CRONNMIL

Offers a look into the lives of transgender people and how they came to better understand, accept, and express their gender identities. Grades 9-up.

Danforth, Emily M.    The Miseducation of Cameron Post    TEEN FIC DANFORTH

When gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center. Grades 10-up.

Eugenides, Jeffrey    Middlesex    TEEN FIC EUGENIDE

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls’ school in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them, along with Callie’s failure to develop, leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. Grades 11-up.

Fu, Kim    For Today I Am a Boy    TEEN FIC FU

Peter, the only boy among four siblings born to Chinese immigrants, is convinced he is a girl and must fight the confines of a small town as well as the expectations of his parents to forge his own path into adulthood. Grades 11-up.

Green, John    Will Grayson, Will Grayson    TEEN FIC GREEN

One cold night in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens, both named Will Grayson, are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, they find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Grades 9-up.

Griffin, Molly Beth    Silhouette of a Sparrow    TEEN FIC GRIFFIN

During the summer of 1926 sixteen-year-old Garnet, who dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology, is resigned to marrying a nice boy and settling into middle-class homemaking until she takes a liberating job in a hat shop and begins an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper. Grade 7 and up.

Huegel, Kelly    GLBTQ*: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens    TEEN 306.766 HUEGEL

Describes the challenges faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens; offers practical advice and real-life experiences; and provides information on resources and support groups. Grades 7-up.

King, Amy Sarig    Ask the Passengers    TEEN FIC KING

Astrid Jones is a high-school senior in a small, Pennsylvania town. She has an agoraphobic, type-A mother who wears business suits and heels when she works from home. Astrid’s father is underemployed and smokes pot all the time. Astrid herself is ambivalent about her sexuality and is being pressured by her lesbian work friend to come out. Grades 10-up.

Kuklin, Susan    Beyond magenta : transgender teens speak out    TEEN 306.768 KUKLIN

Draws on six first-person interviews to share compassionate insights into the teen transgender experience, tracing each individual’s emotional and physical journey as it was shaped by family dynamics, living situations and the transition each teen made during the personal journey toward acknowledgement of gender preference. Grades 8 and up.

Levithan, David    Two Boys Kissing    TEEN FIC LEVITHAN

Exes Craig and Henry are inspired to break the World Rec¬ord for longest kiss. During the 32-hour vigil, Ryan and Avery meet at a gay prom, longtime boyfriends Neil and Peter chafe at the ties that bind, and depressed Cooper runs away. Grades 7-up.

Lo, Malinda    Adaptation    TEEN FIC LO

After multiple horrific plane crashes caused by bird strikes, all flights are grounded. Reese and David’s rental car crashes near Area 51, and they wake up in a mysterious government hospital. Reese discovers that she heals incredibly quickly and that she has strange dreams and sensory experiences. Before Reese can process any of this, she meets and finds herself falling in love with Amber Gray. Grades 8-up.

Ness, Patrick    More Than This    TEEN FIC NESS

Awakening inexplicably in the suburban English town of his early childhood after drowning, Seth is baffled by changes in the community and suffers from agonizing memories that reveal sinister qualities about the world around him. Grades 9-up.

Peters, Julie Anne    Between Mom and Jo    TEEN FIC PETERS

Fourteen-year-old Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky 2, some pet fish, and two mothers, whose relationship complicates his entire life as they face prejudice, work problems, alcoholism, cancer, and finally separation. Grades 7-up.

Peters, Julie Anne    Lies My Girlfriend Told Me    TEEN FIC PETERS

When her girlfriend dies suddenly at age seventeen, Colorado teenager Alix struggles with grief as painful secrets are revealed. Grades 9-up.

Ramsey, Jo    Nail Polish and Feathers    TEEN FIC RAMSEY

High school student Evan Granger is proud to be gay. He openly displays his feminine side by wearing feather boas, nail polish, and other girl clothes to school. Evan hopes to one day be a drag queen. Unfortunately, most people in his school find his sexual orientation and femininity less than appealing, and he is bullied constantly. Grades 9-up.

Savage, Dan & Miller, Terry (ed.)    It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living    TEEN 306.766 IT

A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people that show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years.

Sharpe, Tess    Far From You    TEEN FIC SHARPE

After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina’s death. Grades 8-up.

Smith, Rachelle Lee    Speaking Out: Queer Youth In Focus    TEEN 306.766083 SMITH

A photographic essay that explores a wide spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of a diverse group of young people, identifying as queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. Grades 10-up.

Tarttelin, Abigail    Golden Boy    TEEN FIC TARTTELI

Presenting themselves to the world as an effortlessly excellent family, successful criminal lawyer Karen, her Parliament candidate husband and her intelligent athlete son, Max, find their world crumbling in the wake of a friend’s betrayal and the secret about Max’s intersexual identity. Grades 10-up.

Wright, Bil    Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy    TEEN FIC WRIGHT

Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy’s cosmetics counter, his sister’s abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate. Grades 8-up.