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Huegel, Kelly

Summary: Huegel Madrone provides realistic advice for teens who are LGBTQ, questioning whether they might be, or are just interested in knowing more about LGBTQ history and rights. Also included are practical suggestions on dealing with homophobia; dating; creating a more accepting school environment; and reconciling your sexual/gender identity with cultural and religious beliefs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Spirit Publishing Inc. 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.7 HUE

Smith, Rachelle Lee

Summary: A photographic essay that explores a wide spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of a diverse group of young people, ages 14-24, identifying as queer (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning), Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus presents portraits without judgment or stereotype by eliminating environmental influence with a stark white backdrop. This backdrop acts as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PM Press 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 307.7 SMI

Rocha, Lucas

Summary: When Victor finds himself getting tested for HIV for the first time, he can't help but question his entire relationship with Henrique, the guy he has-had-been dating. See, Henrique didn't disclose his positive HIV status to Victor until after they had sex, and even though Henrique insisted on using every possible precaution, Victor is livid. That's when Victor meets Ian, a guy who's also...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Push 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ROC

Allen, Jon

Summary: "Camden is a cat. Camden is also crushing hard on his best buddy and all-around bad influence, Jeremiah. Young, bored, and trapped in a decomposing Rust Belt town, Camden goes along with every awful idea, every hair-brained plan, and every threat to life and limb Jeremiah can come up with. But how much longer can this go on? With acute perception and sensitive wit, Jon Allen explores the depths...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Iron Circus Comics 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 ALL

Atta, Dean

Summary: "Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he's navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican--but never quite feeling Greek or Black enough. As he gets older, Michael's coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs--and the Black Flamingo is born. Told with raw...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzar + Bray, an imprint of HarpercollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ATT

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ATT

Harwood-Jones, Markus

Summary: "On the surface, Romeo has it all: success on the basketball court, a group of good friends, the companionship of the beautiful Rosie. Deep down, he knows something is wrong: All he feels for Rosie is friendship, and all he feels for his friends' intolerance is guilt. Everything changes when he meets the openly gay Julian at a party and finds himself sharing a kiss with him. In spite of their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HAR

Montgomery, Candice

Summary: On the day Torrey officially becomes a college freshman, he gets a call that might force him to drop out before he's even made it through orientation: the bee farm his beloved uncle Miles left him after his tragic death is being foreclosed on. Torrey would love nothing more than to leave behind the family and neighborhood that's bleeding him dry. But he still feels compelled to care for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Publishing 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MON

Summary: A collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people. While many of these teens can't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the kind of happiness, potential, and satisfaction their lives hold if they can just get through these early years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.766 IT

Coccia, Paul

Summary: "In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Theo enters a cooking contest and catches the eye of a celebrity restaurant owner."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC COC

Milano, Birdie

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Dylan Kershaw's idea of a dream holiday includes at least three things: beaches to bask on, cosmopolitan culture, and a chance for romance (or at least his first kiss) with another boy. Unluckily for Dylan, his mum's treating the family to the least dreamy holiday ever: a £9.50 break at Starcross Sands, Cornwall's Crummiest Caravan Park. But Starcross Sands might not be so bad...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Children's Books 2018

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC MIL

Jennings, Kevin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.125 JEN

Summary: A fresh take on the coming-of-age story, this surreal tale follows the artistically driven Oscar, hovering on the brink of adulthood. Struggling to find his place in the world after a rough childhood and haunted by images of a tragic incident, Oscar dreams of escaping his small town. After he meets a mysterious and attractive new co-worker, Oscar follows the guidance of his pet hamster Buffy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CLO

Konigsberg, Bill

Summary: Tired of being known as "the gay kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC KON

Oseman, Alice

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Charlie didn't think Nick could ever like him back, but now they're officially boyfriends. Nick's even found the courage to come out to his mum. But coming out isn't just something that happens once - there's Nick's older brother, and a school trip to Paris, not to mention all the other friends and family, and life can be hard, even with someone who loves you by your side. As their feelings get...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hodder Children's Books 2020

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Konigsberg, Bill

Summary: "Ben Carver is back to normal. He's getting all As in his classes at the Natick School. He was just elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a big scholarship for college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg last semester is over now, and he just needs to be a Carver, work hard, and stay focused. Except ... There's Hannah, a gorgeous girl who...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC KON

Oseman, Alice

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Nick and Charlie are best friends. Nick knows Charlie's gay, and Charlie is sure that Nick isn't. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is discovering all kinds of things about his friends, his family ... and himself. Heartstopper is about friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie's lives that together make up something larger, which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hodder Children's Books 2019

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Summary: Two young brothers search for their birth father across the colorful landscape of Greece.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Jones, Adam Garnet

Summary: "How can Shane reconcile his feelings for David with his desire for a better life? Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort. What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press Ltd. 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC JON

Percy, Benjamin

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "The Teen Titans are settling into their new lives in Titans Tower in San Francisco ... even if answering to Damian Wayne takes a lot of getting used to. But Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire and Kid Flash soon have a lot more than an overbearing Robin to worry about--a prison breakout has led to a string of disappearances, and some of them hit close to home. Now, to rescue the kidnapped, the Titans...

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Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2018

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Nazemian, Abdi

Summary: It's 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. He's terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he's gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media's images of men dying of AIDS. Judy is an aspiring...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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Shippen, Lauren

Summary: Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond "typical." Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy--he feels the emotions of everyone...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SHI

Ahmadi, Arvin

Summary: Fleeing to Rome in the wake of coming out to his Muslim family, a failed relationship, and blackmail, eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi embarks on a more authentic life with new friends and dates in the Sistine Chapel before an encounter with a U.S. Customs officer places his hard-won freedom at risk.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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Liang, Bridget

Summary: Logan knows he likes boys, but has not come out, and no one knows that he likes to sometimes wear girls' clothes and makeup. Then Logan starts at a school for the arts. There he meets Kyle, who is straight. Logan experiments with nail polish and more feminine clothes. Logan begins questioning his gender and decides to use they pronouns while trying to figure things out. Logan meets a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lorimer Children & Teens 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC LIA

Miller, Sam J.

Summary: A bullied gay teen boy with an eating disorder believes he's developed super powers via starvation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MIL

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