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LGBTQ+ Teen Reads
You Should See Me in a Crown
by Leah Johnson
Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend an elite College, play in their oView on CountyCat
by Saundra Mitchell, editor.
This collection of short stories crosses cultures and time periods to shed light on a world where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Ages 15+View on CountyCat
The Black Flamingo
by Dean Atta.
Follow the experiences of a bi-racial teen in London who struggles to connect with his heritage before coming out and establishing his place in Drag Society. Ages 15+View on CountyCat
By Any Means Necessary
by Candice Montgomery
Torrey tries balancing his old life in L.A. with his new classes, new friends, and (sort of) new boyfriend in San Francisco, but then wants to save his bee farm from foreclosure. Ages 15+View on CountyCat
Darius the Great is Not Okay
by Adib Khorram.
Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.Ages 12+View on CountyCat
The 57 Bus
by Dashka Slater.
Tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, a crime that focuses on the concepts of race, class, gender, crime, and punishment. Ages 12+View on CountyCat
If It Makes You Happy.
by Claire Kann.
It’s Winnie’s last summer before college, a plus-sized teen must confront her fear of the spotlight when she wins a pageant and has to balance community engagements, a new love & her job. Ages 15+View on CountyCat
I Wish You All the Best
by Mason Deaver.
Mason Deaver's stunning debut will rip your heart out before showing you how to heal from tragedy and celebrate life in the process. Ages 14+View on CountyCat
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
by Sabina Khan
After her conservative Muslim parents catch her kissing her girlfriend, Rukhsana is quickly sent to Bangladesh and fighting for the right to choose her own path. Ages 15+View on CountyCat
by Akwaeke Emezi.
In a near-future society, a creature emerges from a painting seventeen-year-old Jam's mother created, a hunter from another world seeking a real-life monster. Ages 12+View on CountyCat
The Prince and the Dressmaker
by Jen Wang
Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances—one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. Ages 12+View on CountyCat
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them
by Junauda Petrus
Told in two voices, sixteen-year-old Audre and Mabel, both young women of color from different backgrounds, fall in love and figure out how to care for each other as one of them faces a fatal illness. Ages 15+View on CountyCat