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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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Boy Meets Boy

Fifteen-year-old Paul, the narrator, lives in a town where GLBTQ people are widely accepted. He's known he was gay since he was in kindergarten and came out in second grade. He meets newcomer Noah in a bookstore and a relationship ensues. But even in a gaytopia, there are pitfalls...

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Evil?

Being gay and summoning demons don't provide Stuart with any problem in his small, conservative Canadian town, but everyone gets caught up in an anti-masturbation crusade when Stuart commits the sin of Onan.

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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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Girl, (Nearly) 16: Absolute Torture

Forced to leave her boyfriend and visit with her father for two weeks, 15-year-old Jess finally learns the reason her father left her mother.

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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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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater

It's 1983 and Edward Zanni is enjoying his summer vacation rehearsing for his high school production of Grease and hanging out with his friends. He's looking forward to attending Julliard. But when his wealthy father gets remarried, he changes his mind about paying Edward's way through college. So Edward enlists his friends' help in a creative solution to his tuition crisis.

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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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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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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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Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu

Rufus, the biggest guy in his class, plays football but is rather clumsy. His mom suggests ballet lessons. But while his teammates tease him about prancing around in a tutu, his new abilities make a big difference on the football field.

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Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie

"$5 for a holy quest" is a good deal when you're on a desperate chase to reveal your secret lesbian crush to your best friend before she breaks her abstinence pledge with the most boring guy at school.

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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 Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

Hilarious stories of a comically dysfunctional family describe growing up gay in Texas.

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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 Straight Road to Kylie

Kylie Minogue super fan and openly gay seventeen-year-old Jonathan Parish has just received an offer he can't refuse - pretend to be straight and attend Kylie's upcoming London concert, all-expenses paid. But is it worth retreating into the closet?

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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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When I Knew

More than 80 contributors briefly describe their self-discovery "eureka moment" regarding their sexual orientation in a fun book with a magazine style.

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Where's My Wand? One Boy's Magical Triumph Over Alienation and Shag Carpeting

Poole's witty memoir of growing up as a gay, Bewitched-obsessed boy in 1970s St. Louis recalls David Sedaris' unfailingly funny takes on family wackiness.

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Willie and Uncle Bill

Queering the picture book, Willie's Uncle Bill takes him on adventures to the hairdresser, cooking Icky Stew, and rocking out with The Purple Tomatoes

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