• You Know Me Well

    By Nina LaCour and David Levithan (YA LaCo)

    Mark and Kate sit next to each other in school but are barely acquainted until they meet at a San Francisco club during Pride Week and connect over each one’s forbidden love.



  • We Are the Ants

    By Shaun David Hutchinson (YA Hutc)

    Henry Denton is informed by his alien abductors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.



  • This Book is Gay

    By James Dawson (YA 306.766 Dawn)

    Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who’s dared to wonder.



  • Symptoms of Being Human

    By Jeff Garvin (YA Garv)

    A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students.



  • Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen

    By Arin Andrews (YA B Andr)

    17-year-old Arin shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student.



  • Shallow Graves

    By Kali Wallace (YA Grav)

    After waking in a shallow grave, high school secior Breezy crosses the country seeking answers about her death and resurrection, discovering along the way a host of supernatural creatures and a human cult determined to free them at any cost.



  • Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition

    By Katie Rain Hill (YA B Hill)

    A transgender teen shares her personal journey of growing up as a boy and then undergoing gender reassignment during her teens.



  • Highly Illogical Behavior

    By John Corey Whaley (YA Whal)

    Agoraphobic 16-year-old Solomon has not left his house in three years, but Lisa is determined to change that—and to write a scholarship-winning essay based on the results.



  • Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

    By Jaye Robin Brown (YA Brow)

    Joanna has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and moves the family from Atlanta to conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks her to do the impossible—lay low for the remainder of her senior year.



  • Becoming Nicole: the Transformation of an American Family

    By Amy Ellis Nutt (308.768 Nutt)

    An inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.



  • Beast

    By Brie Spangler (YA Span)

    After falling off his roof, smisfit Dylan must attend a therapy group for self-harmers, where he meets Jamie, a beautiful and amazing person Dylan doesn’t know is transgender.



  • The Art of Being Normal

    By Lisa Williamson (YA Will)

    Outsider David forms an unlikely friendship with new student Leo, who only wants to be invisible. When David’s deepest secret—that he wants to be a girl—gets out, things get very messy for both of them.



  • At the Edge of the Universe

    By Shaun David Hutchinson (YA Hutc)

    When his best friend-turned-boyfriend goes missing and seems to be remembered by no one else, Ozzie begins to believe that the universe is shrinking and forges ties with a new friend while struggling to figure out what’s happening.



  • If I Was Your Girl

    By Meredith Russo (YA Russ)

    When guarded, new student Amanda falls for Grant, she finds herself yearning to share everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew. Recommended by staff members Laura (PX) and Christi (BD).