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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 Tale of Two Daddies

In this rhyming book, a little girl responds to the questions her friend asks about the roles her Daddy and Poppa play in her life.

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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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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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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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Beauty Queens

After a plane crash leaves them stranded on a seemingly deserted island, the thirteen survivors -- all contestants in the upcoming Miss Teen Dream pageant -- must work together to ensure their survival and to practice their dance numbers (in case they get rescued in time for the competition)

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Daddy, Papa, and Me

This "board book" features the everyday lives of two gay dads and their little one.

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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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Down to the Bone

After sixteen-year-old Laura is outed at school, kicked out of her home, and rejected by her girlfriend, she finds herself and her community in this hilarious debut novel with an all-Latino cast.

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Families

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

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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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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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Freaks and Revelations

Actual events inspired this narrative of two teens -- Jason, a gay thirteen-year-old surviving on the streets after being rejected by his family, and Doug, a seventeen-year-old skinhead punk rocker--as their lives intersect in a violent hate crime that forever changes them.

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Gay America: Struggle for Equality

Milestones of gay and lesbian life in the United States are brought together in the first-ever nonfiction book on the topic published specifically for teens. Profusely illustrated with period photographs, first-person accounts offer insight as each chapter identifies an important era. From the Gay '20s to the Kinsey study, from the McCarthy witch hunts to the Beat generation, from Stonewall to disco, and from AIDS to gay marriage and families, this overview gives a balanced look at how queer men and women have lived, worked, played--and fought to overcome prejudice and discrimination--for the past 125 years.--From publisher description

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Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Written in the style of Gertrude Stein, this book explores the lives of Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and their circle of artistic and literary friends.

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grl2grl: Short fictions

The young women in this collection of ten short stories are at different levels of self-discovery, searching for satisfying relationships.

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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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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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How They Met, and Other Stories

Find the answer to "what is love?" in this diverse collection of short stories.

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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 You Could Be Mine

Sahar and Nasrin are two women in love with each other whose lives are complicated by the fact that they live in Iran, where homosexuality is forbidden. When Nasrin's parents arrange for her to be married to a handsome doctor, Sahar comes up with a risky plan to save their relationship.

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Keeper

Accompanied by her dog and a seagull, ten-year-old Keeper sneaks away late at night in a small rowboat, searching for her mother, a mermaid, who left her many years ago to return to the ocean.

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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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Love & Lies: Marisol's Story

In this sequel to *Hard Love*, Marisol takes a year off between high school and college to write a novel and falls in love with her creative writing teacher, Olivia.

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M+O 4EVR

After the death of Marianne, Opal's best friend -- and more -- Opal deals with her loss through the life of Hannah, a runaway slave who died in 1842.

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Mini Mia and Her Darling Uncle

A mischievious little girl comes to terms with having to share her favorite uncle with his new partner.

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Mom and Mum are Getting Married

Rosie wants to participate in Mom and Mum's upcoming wedding. But since it will be a small ceremony, there's no need for a flower girl or bridesmaid. But the role she does play winds up saving the day!

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Mommy, Mama, and Me

This "board book" features the everyday lives of two lesbian moms and their little one.

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Monday is One Day

Counting down to the weekend, this rhyming story helps children from different types of families (including one with gay dads) deal with separation anxiety while learning the days of the week.

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More Than This

Seth clearly remembers drowning and dying, but now he is awake in a run-down, abandoned version of his childhood home. Whenever he closes his eyes, his dreams feel more lifelike than his new reality.

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My Two Uncles

Elly's family is busy making preparations for her grandparents' 50th anniversary. She helps her Uncle Ned and his partner Phil create a very special present. But when her grandfather refuses to invite Phil to the party, her Uncle Ned decides not to attend either. When Elly gives the special present to her grandfather, he regrets how he treated Elly's uncles.

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Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

Twelve-year-old Amedeo Kaplan is on the brink of discovery

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Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

Witty, urbane Naomi, age 19, finally comes to terms with being hopelessly in love with her gay best friend, Ely, even after she learns he is sleeping with her boyfriend.

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Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

Courageous and resourceful Sarah Edmonds enlisted as "Frank Thompson" in the Union Army during the Civil War, serving as a soldier, nurse, and ultimately a spy behind enemy lines.

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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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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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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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Saints of Augustine

Two formerly best friends, Sam and Charlie, become estranged when Sam ends their friendship without explanation. The events leading up to this situation and the resulting fall out are told from each boy's perspective.

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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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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Holden Caulfield, meet James Sveck, a white, middle-class New Yorker who disdains his peers and most of the adults in his life, except for the gay man who manages his mother's art gallery.

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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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The Boy in the Dress

Twelve-year-old Dennis finds his family, friends, and townspeople initially resistant to his desire to wear dresses, but they become his biggest fans on and off the soccer field.

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The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities

This collection of 40 essays and poetry from a wide variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning teens and young adults ranging in age from 13 to 23 shows the complexity of contemporary LGBTQ life.

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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 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 Summer Prince

Set in futuristic Brazil, the people of the city of Palmares Tres have elected a new Summer King, Enki. Everyone is in love with him, including June who knows better then to get tangled up with a man who she knows is destined to die.

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Time to Get Up, Time to Go

David Milgrim's verse and drawings depict a boy's daily routine: caring for his doll, from waking up through feedings, readings, and shopping, and ultimately a bedtime tuck-in.

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Totally Joe

In 13-year-old Joe's alphabiography assignment--the story of his life from A to Z--he bares his soul about his parents, teachers, friends, and enemies-and his coming out.

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Touching Snow

Karina's mother has remarried and moved the family, Haitian immigrants, to the suburbs to get away from the dangers of Brooklyn, NY. But for Karina and her sisters their new home is far more dangerous, living with an abusive stepfather who brutally beats them. Told in flashbacks, the story shows how Karina's struggles at home and at school, as well as her burgeoning relationship with Rachel, a girl she meets at the community center.

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Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath

Eleventh-grader Mitchell's life suddenly changes when his best friend David comes out of the closet.

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Uncle Andy's Cats

In the further adventures of the author's Uncle Andy (Warhol), the New York house is overrun with cats - 25 to be exact -- all but one of whom are named Sam.

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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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What If Someone I Know Is Gay?: Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian

This radically updated resource covers basics and not-so-basics in a question-and-answer format.

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What They Always Tell Us

Isolated and unsure of his place in his family and at school after an attempted suicide Alex is encouraged to try out for cross-country by his brother's friend, Nathen, and discovers more than just a supportive teammate.

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

On a cold Chicago night, two sixteen-year-olds -- one gay and one not -- meet and discover they have one big thing in common, their name. From then on, their lives, their friends, and their loves intertwine and culminate in the staging of one of the funniest high school musicals ever.

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