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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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A Name on the Quilt: A Story of Remembrance

Lauren and her family reminisce as they work together creating a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of her Uncle Ron.

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Adaptation

Something strange has been going on with Reese Holloway since her car accident and her top secret medical treatment- but will she be allowed to figure it out, or will others take her apart to figure it out first?

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And Tango Makes Three

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins parent an egg and start a family.

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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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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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Ash

Torn between her emerging love for the King's mysterious huntress and the ethereal draw of the world of the fairies, Ash discovers the strength of her own identity. An imaginative retelling of the familiar Cinderella story.

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Ballerino Nate

Attending a recital inspires kindergartener Nate to take ballet lessons. He loves to dance but is shaken by his brother's contention that ballet is just for girls.

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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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Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Girl loves dog, dog loves girl, and they both love ballet. Will the unlikely ballerina ever get his moment on the stage?

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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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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Full of sword fights, plot reversals and intrigue, this fantasy novel, based on Chinese astrology and Feng Shui, has an unlikely hero -- Eona, a 16-year-old girl with a disability, masquerading as a 12-year-old boy.

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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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Fabulous!: A Portrait of Andy Warhol

Focusing on the first half of Warhol's life, author and illustrator Bonnie Christensen shows how the lonely outsider in Pittsburgh became a successful artist in New York City in the 1960s.

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Families

Children from a diverse selection of American families share their insights.

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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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Gone, Gone, Gone

This quiet love story is set in 2002, as random and deadly sniper fire has Washington DC under siege. Fifteen-year-olds Craig and Lio are drawn together, yet the recent trauma of 9/11 has them at odds, with Craig's emotions on hold and Lio at a growing distance from his own feelings.

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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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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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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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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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King & King

When a weary queen wants to retire, she demands that the prince get married so that he can become king ... but the results are not your typical fairy tale ending.

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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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October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

The fence, the road, the clothesline, the truck - these are some of the 68 spare, poetic voices joining together to tell the story of what happened to Matthew Shepard that tragic night.

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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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Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

Most teenage boys dream of being makeout artists. Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte, on the other hand, dreams about being a makeup artist! And when he gets a part-time job at Macy's cosmetics department, he figures fame and fortune are just around the corner.

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See You at Harry's

Twelve-year old Fern is a quiet, thoughtful child in the middle of a close-knit but dysfunctional busy family. She longs to be brave like her namesake in Charlotte's Web, but her courage is soon put to the test when tragedy strikes outside the family restaurant and her life is turned upside-down.

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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 Death-Defying Pepper Roux

While embarking on a dangerous voyage on the high seas, fourteen-year-old Pepper is befriended by a kindhearted, cross-dressing steward with the improbable name of Duchesse. Adventures abound!

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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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Tomboy Trouble

When eight-year-old Georgia gets a short haircut and plays baseball, the kids at her new school don't know what to make of her.

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Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit With Andy Warhol

Seven-year-old James and his family make a surprise visit to Grandma and Uncle Andy at their Manhattan townhouse. But when your uncle is Andy Warhol, you're in for lots of surprises yourself!

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