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.