Ann Ahern has a crush on her French teacher. It doesn't disturb her that Mademoiselle Eugenie is a woman, but it does disturb her that she's Black. It's 1974, and Boston is still struggling with the Civil Rights movement, instituting busing between neighborhoods to desegregate the schools. Ann's...
Book Genre: GLBT
Laura thinks her life is over when she gets thrown out of Catholic school, and then her mother's house, after being found out as a "tortillera"–Cuban slang for lesbian–but these things are only the beginning for her. Over the course of the next year, Laura leaves school entirely,...
When David Levithan was 17, he wrote a Valentine's Day story for his friends instead of paying attention in physics class. This began a tradition of him sharing stories with his friends, and some of them are collected in this book. New love, unexpected love, love for the wrong person, one-sided...
This is the story of two very different riders. Alex grew up pretending his bike was a horse, wanting to escape and ride dressage, not be the roping cowboy his father imagines him as. Cleo grew up spoiled; getting everything she wanted from her rich, absentee parents. She's sent to a girl's...
James Sveck is not really happy, not really sure of his future, wonders how he fits in. This 18 year old New Yorker has the summer to figure some things out. His parents are pressuring him to go to college, but he's been obsessively looking at houses in small towns in the Midwest. College is a...
This isn't just a collection of short stories–it's a history lesson. Before each set of stories, 2 from each decade from the 1950s to today, there are a few detailed pages on what life was life for GLBT folks during that decade, with a particular focus on what it was like for teens. As you...
This book is a set of short stories with lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens as the main characters. Some are heartbreaking, some will make you laugh out loud, all of them will make you wish you had more time to spend with these interesting and unique characters. If you like stories that...
Angie never felt like a girl. From not liking dresses to not feeling right when told to lineup by gender for gym class, her whole life leads up to one little change that makes a big difference. Angie becomes Grady, she is now he, and he becomes comfortable with himself for the first time. Not...
This should be the best time of Scott's life: He's a star senior on the baseball team. His future in the big leagues is bright. He plays third base or the "hot corner," where anything can happen. Then he learns that anything can happen in life, too. An article about an anonymous gay student is...
In the not-too-distant future, a gay Jewish man is elected president of the U.S. The governor of Kansas opposes his election, and demands a recount in his state. As these events unfold through the eyes of 16-year-old Duncan and his friends, they also start questioning their own beliefs,...
Mike has dealt with a lot in her short life--the death of her father, her mother's increasing isolation, few future prospects in her small Kansas town. She finds hope in being strong on the softball field and at the gym. But then, another source of hope comes to town-Xanadu, the new girl. Mike...
Fourteen-year-old Nick has a lot to deal with in his life, but right now the worst thing that is happening is that his moms, Erin and Jo, are splitting up. Nick looks back on growing up in his different family -- getting teased, being protected, fun times and hard times, and doesn't understand...
Battle Hall (her parents named her after a building) and Nicola (Nic to her friends) meet at a summer program for gifted students. While Nic thinks she'll be spending the summer learning how to be an archeologist, she learns a lot more from her new friends and from her relationship with Battle....
Jane Bond is back at it again in this campy sequel by Mabel Maney. This time, Jane (Agent 007 1/2) will be in America keeping her brother's alcoholic, woman crazed image in good repair while Jane's girlfriend, Bridget learns how to turn on an oven. See Jane get kidnapped by retirees, go to the...
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