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10,000 Dresses

Bailey dreams of wearing beautiful dresses, but her family disapproves of her understanding of her true self.

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A Boy's Best Friend

Seven-year-old Will, an asthma sufferer and a target for bullies, gets a special birthday present from his two moms.

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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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Amy Asks a Question: Grandma, What's a Lesbian?

Amy asks her Grandma Bonnie, who has been in a lesbian relationship for over 20 years, what it's like to be a lesbian.

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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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Antonio's Card = La Tarjeta de Antonio

A boy overcomes teasing from his classmates to truly appreciate his unique 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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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 Mom and Jo

Fourteen-year-old Nick has a great life with his two moms until they split up and he's caught in the middle with no support.

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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Six trans*, gender-neutral, and intersex teens are interviewed in this essential resource for teens and adults alike. While the trans* experience varies from teen to teen, the common thread is the candor and unflinching honesty of the teens profiled in Beyond Magenta.

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Blue Coyote

While searching for his buddy Tito, 17-year-old Alex Beekman not only learns the reasons behind his best friend's disappearance but also comes to accept some hidden truths about himself.

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Breathing Underwater

In 1970s Florida, it's literally sink or swim for 12-year-old Lily who struggles for self-acceptance while dealing with her mother's mental illness.

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Christian, the Hugging Lion

Based on a popular YouTube video, this book tells the story of John and Ace and their pet lion, Christian, from their first meeting at Harrods department store through the adventures of raising a growing lion in a London apartment and ending with Christian's return to the wild in Africa.

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Crashing America: A Novel

Afraid that she will kill herself at age 18 as her mother did, 17-year-old Girl (formerly Gretchen) flees San Francisco on a road trip to the Midwest, searching for a place where she belongs.

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Daddy's Wedding

In this sequel to Daddy's Roommate, ten-year-old Nick is the best man at his father's commitment ceremony.

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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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Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division

As a founding member of the Pansy Divison, the first out punk band to make it on the national scene, the author describes his coming-out experience and adventures in the homophobic music industry.

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Dive

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Dunn ("V" for short) has a lot to contend with. Her dog was hit by a car, her father is terminally ill, her mother is an alcoholic ... and V's attracted to Jane.

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Eight Seconds

While attending rodeo camp the summer before his senior year in high school, 18-year-old John meets Kit, the perfect cowboy. When he finds out that Kit is gay, John begins to wonder about himself.

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Empress of the World

Nic is spending the summer studying archaeology at the Siegel Institute Summer Program for Gifted Youth, where she meets Battle, a dancer. She's instantly attracted to her. What to do you do when you think you're attracted to boys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart?

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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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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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Felicia's Favorite Story

Before Felicia can go to bed at night, she asks her mommies to tell her the story of how she was adopted.

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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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Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies

Aimed at lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people (and the allies who support them), this primer offers guidance on self-discovery and coming out to friends and family;making healthy choices; and overcoming barriers in school, the community, and religious and spiritual institutions.

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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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God Loves Hair

Vignettes tell the tale of Vivek, a young man who struggles with his sexuality, preferring to wear his mother's beautiful sari and lipstick. He endures physical, emotional and verbal abuse in school, only to be saved by his faith... when things are bad during the week, he knows that Sunday will come and no matter what, his gods love him and appreciate all that he is.

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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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Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel

This year, for their annual summer vacation, the Dalinger family and their "manny" are hitting the road, making a cross-country road trip in a rented RV. Points of interest include a visit to Las Vegas and a stop off at the manny's parents' ranch in Wyoming.

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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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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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Huntress

Kaede and Taisin journey to the Fairy Queen to save not only their kingdom but also the entire world. Will their mission bring them together forever, or tear them apart?

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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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In Mike We Trust

Fifteen-year-old Garth finds the confidence to come out to his mother when wheeling-and-dealing Uncle Mike, his late father's identical twin, moves in and puts him to work as a budding con man.

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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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Kicked Out

Homeless LGBTQ youth share their stories of surviving on the streets and finding places of sanctuary in creating their own chosen families and community.

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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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Kiss the Morning Star

Best friends Anna and Kat take off on a cross-country road trip, using Jack Kerouac's novel, *The Dharma Bums* for inspiration. Out on the open road they explore the Northwest and encounter church folks, a tattoo artist, hippie jam band groupies, some wild small-town girls, and a spiritual guru.

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Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer

Award-winning country music singer and songwriter Chely Wright comes out in this memoir which focuses on her struggles reconciling her lesbianism with her religious beliefs and career.

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Living in Secret

From the age of six, Amelia has been living with her dad who was awarded custody because her mom was in a lesbian relationship. But now at age 12, Amelia escapes her father's house to go live with Mom and her partner Janey. Amelia and her moms must live their lives in secret, aware that any slip could tear their family apart.

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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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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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Lovers' Legends: The Gay Greek Myths

An uncensored version of nine Greek myths featuring heroes such as Hercules, Orpheus, Narcissus (among others), this volume contains copious illustrations in addition to background information on homosexuality in ancient Greece.

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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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Map of Ireland: A Novel

Ann's junior year is complicated by the forced busing of Black students to her formerly all-White high school, forcing Ann to deal with her racist environment while coping with being a lesbian in an inter-racial relationship.

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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 Dad Has HIV

A little girl learns about HIV/AIDS from her father who has contracted the disease.

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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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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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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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Orphea Proud

A lyrical story about Orphea Proud, a seventeen-year-old poet/performance artist who shares her experiences with an audience as she talks about love, loss, and life.

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Oscar Wilde

A biography of the famous Irish author Oscar Wilde, who in 1895 was convicted and sent to prison for being a practicing homosexual, e.g., "the love that dare not speak its name."

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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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Passages Of Pride

Journalist Kurt Chandler profiles six Minneapolis/St. Paul teenagers -- Derek, Amy, Dan, Troy, Michele, and Tara -- who speak eloquently of the challenges of realizing they were different at an early age, of having to hide, of depression and suicide attempts, and, ultimately, of coming out and making their separate peaces at home, at school, and on their own. [From the jacket flap]

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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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Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan

This hilarious offbeat memoir chronicles the escapades of an unconventional girl surrounded by artists and rockstars in the 1960s and 1970s.

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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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Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology

Extremely diverse -- in format as well as content -- this collection contains art, performance pieces, interviews, and journal entries as well the the more usual poetry and prose. The contributors come from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds and span the queer spectrum. Includes glossary.

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Rosemary and Juliet

In this updated version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Rosemary (aka "Romey"), the daughter of the woman who runs the abortion clinic, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a fundamentalist minister.

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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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Sanctuary: A Tale of Life in the Woods

In this posthumously published fable by Paul Monette, the Great Horned Owl declares the relationship between Renarda the Fox and Lapine the Rabbit to be unnatural and banishes them to opposite ends of the enchanted forest sanctuary.

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Saturday Is Pattyday

Frankie is upset when his two moms breakup and Patty moves into her own apartment. But Patty reassures him that she will always be there for him, particularly on Saturdays, their special day alone together.

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Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster

Foster's roller-coaster life and studies defined lesbian history in the twentieth century. Not only did she author the ground-breaking book "Sex Variant Women in Literature," she was also the first librarian at the Kinsey Institute.

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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Novelist and English professor Jennifer Finney Boylan's lively and candid memoir details her transition from James to Jenny.

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Silhouette of a Sparrow

During the summer of 1926, when sixteen-year-old Garnet discovers the truth about herself and her desires, can she find the courage and freedom to follow her dreams?

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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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Spot

SPOT is the story of a dog who lives in a town where everyone is expected to have spots. As he gets older, his own spots begin to fade. To fit in, he paints spots on his body so no one knows who he really is.Eventually he is forced to reveal himself as a spotless dog. While he initially faces rejection, by the end of the story his family and the entire town of Barksville come to understand the importance of being different. And, how it's our differences that make us great. Spot is a story about family, love and the joy of discovering one's true self. [From the publisher]

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Tale of Two Summers

Fifteen year old best friends, Chuck and Hal, will be spending their first summer apart since they met at age 5, so they set up a private blog to communicate with one another. Chuck, who is straight, is attending theater camp, while Hal, who is gay, stays back home to learn to drive.

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The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy

Tulip, the fairy responsible for handling all the birthday wishes from nine-year-olds in North America, receives a request from David who wants to live as Daniela.

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The Blue Lawn

Newcomer Theo Meyer and 15-year-old David Mason clash in the locker room when they first meet, but later their relationship blooms into something more. Set in rural New Zealand.

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The Daddy Machine

Two kids with lesbian moms wonder what it would be like to have a dad. So they build a daddy machine, turn it on, and a dad pops out. Then comes another, and another, and another ...

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The Drowning of Stephan Jones

While her mother, a librarian, struggles with a citizens' group whose aim is to ban all "anti-Christian" books from the library, 16-year-old Carla must deal with her own problems when her boyfriend, Andy, starts harassing Stephan Jones and Frank Montgomery, the gay couple who own a local antiques store.

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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 Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

A collection of personal essays from a transmasculine perspective, featuring topics such as coming out, family, identity and religion.

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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 Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People

In this celebrated collection of photographs and text, meet 40 young people from all walks of life ranging in age from their teens until their twenties and read their first-person accounts about the challenges of growing up bisexual, lesbian, and gay.

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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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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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The World Out There: Becoming Part of the Lesbian and Gay Community

Written in the 1990s, this book was one of the first guides to address issues after coming out such as fitting in to the lesbian and gay community and choosing colleges and careers.

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Tiger Flowers

Joel copes with losing his Uncle Michael to AIDS by remembering their special moments together.

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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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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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Two Teenagers in Twenty: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth

Originally published in 1983 as *One Teenager in Ten* about a third of this revised edition consists of new contributions. Each of the autobiographical narratives, penned by young people ranging in age from 12 to 24, relates their experiences in coming to terms with their sexual orientation.

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Two Truths and a Lie: A Memoir

The fluidity of gender shines in these three performance scripts by a transgender man from the Deep South who describes growing up in a world of debutante balls and homecoming proms.

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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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Wild Dogs: A Novel

Alice gathers at the forest's edge with five other people to search for their now feral dogs who have been run out of their lives as acts of jealousy or vengeance.

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