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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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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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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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Blue Boy

Can Kiran Sharma, a twelve-year-old Indian American boy who secretly puts on his mother's make-up, plays with dolls, and practices ballet, really be the reincarnation of the gender-bending Hindu god Krishna?

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Donovan's Big Day

It's a very BIG day for young Donovan-get ready, get dressed in his best with a bow tie and be the ring bearer when Mommy and Mama get married!

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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

His mother's revelation that she is in love with a woman (and a white one at that) shakes thirteen-year-old Melanin Sun's worldview, causing him to question all his beliefs about identity, sexuality, and race.

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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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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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Ryan's Mom is Tall

Ryan's mom and mummy are very different, but the puzzle pieces show that both of them love him very much.

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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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Sunday You Learn How to Box

In the late 1960s, 14-year-old Louis Bowman, who lives in a Connecticut housing project, deals with his dysfunctional family as he comes out.

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The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed

Judy Shepard offers her personal account of the heartrending 1998 murder of her gay son Matthew in Laramie, Wyoming, a tragedy that inspired the powerful play The Laramie Project and led to federal anti-hate legislation.

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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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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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