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Books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content and characters, selected by librarians in the Rainbow Project, a joint undertaking of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.
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  Cover Art: The Letter Q : Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves The Letter Q : Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves
Collects letters from such famous contributors as Brian Selznick, Michael Cunningham, and Amy Bloom to offer hope and support in the face of prejudice.
281 p. 2012
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister Agell, Charlotte
The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister
India, an unusual nine-and-a-half-year-old living in small-town Maine, has a series of adventures which bring her closer to her artist-mother, strengthen her friendship with a neighbor boy, and help her to accept the man for whom her father moved away.
151 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: I Am J Beam, Cris
I Am J
J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.
326p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Love in the Time of Global Warming Block, Francesca Lia.
Love in the Time of Global Warming
After a devastating earthquake destroys the West Coast, causing seventeen-year-old Penelope to lose her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother, she navigates a dark world, holding hope and love in her hands and refusing to be defeated.
230 pages 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Brooklyn Burning Brezenoff, Steven
Brooklyn Burning
Sixteen-year-old Kid, who lives on the streets of Brooklyn, loves Felix, a guitarist and junkie who disappears, leaving Kid the prime suspect in an arson investigation, but a year later Scout arrives, giving Kid a second chance to be in a band and find true love.
202 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Manny Files Burch, Christian
The Manny Files
A shy young boy learns how to be more outgoing and self-confident from his male nanny.
296 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Someday this Pain Will be Useful to You Cameron, Peter
Someday this Pain Will be Useful to You
Eighteen-year-old James living in New York City with his older sister and divorced mother struggles to find a direction for his life.
229 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Evil? Carter, Timothy
Evil?
Stuart Bradley, a gay teenager living in a conservative Christian town in Ontario, Canada, dabbles in several forbidden activities, and when word gets out, he and some other teens face grave danger from the fallen angels that are inciting hatred and extremism in the community.
256 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Freakboy Clark, Kristin
Freakboy
Told from three viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Brendan, a wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum while Vanessa, the girl he loves, and Angel, a transgender acquaintance, try to help.
435 pages 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Happy Families Davis, Tanita S.
Happy Families
In alternating chapters, sixteen-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin share their conflicted feelings as they struggle to come to terms with their father's decision to transition to the feminine gender.
234 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Let's Get this Straight: the Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents Fakhrid-Deen, Tina
Let's Get this Straight: the Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents
This short but thorough book profiles forty-five diverse youth and young adults, all of whom voice their opinions and provide advice for other youth living in LGBTQ households.Let’s Get This Straightalso includes probing questions, fun activities, engaging quizzes, and reflective journal sections for youth to share their feelings and experiences about having a gay parent.
203 p. 2010
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Better Nate Than Ever Federle, Tim
Better Nate Than Ever
An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of "E.T."
275 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom Franklin, Emily
Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom
Feeling humiliated and confused when his best friend Tessa rejects his love and reveals a long-held secret, high school senior Luke must decide if he should stand by Tessa when she invites a female date to the prom, sparking a firestorm of controversy in their small Indiana town.
256 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: My Mixed-up Berry Blue Summer Gennari, Jennifer
My Mixed-up Berry Blue Summer
Twelve-year-old June Farrell spends the summer at her Vermont home getting used to the woman her mother is planning to marry and how the locals react to her GLBTQ family, and practicing her pie-baking skills, as she hopes to win the blue ribbon at the fair.
119 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: King of the Screwups Going, K. L.
King of the Screwups
After getting in trouble yet again, popular high school senior Liam, who never seems to live up to his wealthy father's expectations, is sent to live in a trailer park with his gay glam-rocker uncle.
310 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sister Mischief Goode, L.
Sister Mischief
Esme Rockett, also known as MC Ferocious, rocks her suburban Minnesota Christian high school with more than the hip-hop music she makes with best friends Marcy (DJ SheStorm) and Tess (The ConTessa) when she develops feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini).
367 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Map of Ireland: a Novel Grant, Stephanie
Map of Ireland: a Novel
In 1974, the first year of busing in Boston, Massachusetts, seventeen-year-old Ann Ahern's lesbianism, which has isolated her from other white students, draws her to her African French teacher and leads her to insights into Blacks' struggles in the post-Civil Rights era.
197 p. 2008
Adult Fiction Book GRANT
  Cover Art: Will Grayson, Will Grayson Green, John
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
310 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend Horner, Emily
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend
As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend.
259 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Freaks and Revelations : a Novel Hurwin, Davida
Freaks and Revelations : a Novel
Tells, in two voices, of events leading up to a 1980 incident in which fourteen-year-old Jason, a gay youth surviving on the streets as a prostitute, and seventeen-year-old Doug, a hate-filled neo-nazi punk rocker, have a fateful meeting in a Los Angeles alley.
234 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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