Skip to main content. Enter your email address below. Ask your Children's Librarian for further suggestions and tell us which are your favorites. It doesn't deny the dangers of coming out to the world, but it skips the agony of coming out to oneself, allowing the love to precede and eclipse the internal struggle of labeling ones queerness that featured so strongly in early millennial queer teen lit. You might consider adding it to your list. It reaffirmed for me that something with such an impact on a person as who they fall in love with should be respected, no matter who the feelings are for. Smith Pilgrim PressFinding Out:
I also like it because it features ethnic and religious diversity.
What are the best LGBT books for children, teenagers and YAs?
Transitions of the Heart: Pinky is a boy whose favorite color is pink and whose best friend is a girl named Rex in this story about learning to be comfortable with who you are. Speak Now A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. A novel in verse form, it is the story of a boy named Geryon, based on Geryon the Greek monster. Planetfall After the death of her female lover, Renata Ghali continues to search for their shared vision of a world far beyond earth.
Also Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner — very original, with a queer twist I did not expect and nor did the narrator. Kerr HarperTeen Colorful illustrations depict a variety of human and animal families, including a family with two dads and one with two moms. I read it when it first came out a few years ago, and it blew me away. The Lauras Sara Taylor brings the American landscape to vivid life in an unforgettable road novel that strikes at the heart of a mother-child bond and the exploration of gender identity. Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit had a big impact partly because I shared the characters' northern chapel background and the sense of claustrophobic morality.