(Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transexual, or Questioning)
This selection of books can be found in the Teen Space unless otherwise noted.
Am I blue? Coming out from the silence.
Sixteen short stories by famous authors remind teens that they are not alone if they are gay or know someone who is gay.
Block, Francesca. Dangerous angels: the Weetzie Bat books.
Weetzie Bat, a child of an ex-starlet, along with her gay friends Dirk and Duck and, Secret Agent Man, look for love in all the wrong places and find it in all the right ones.
Cole, Rachel. Bend don't shatter: poets on the beginning of desire.
These poems, written by adults about their experiences growing up gay, lesbian, or transgendered, frankly explore the crushes, fears and desire of their coming of age.
811.088 BEN [Located in Adult Non-Fiction, Main Floor]
Ferris, Jean. Eight seconds.
When John becomes friends with Kit, the best bull rider at rodeo camp, he discovers that Kit is gay and also discovers he has some thinking to do about his own sexuality.
Freymann-Weyr, Garrett. My heartbeat.
Ellen adores her oldest brother Linc and his best friend James, but finds herself full of conflicting feelings when someone suggests they might be a couple.
YA FREYMANN-WEYR [Also available as a Book on CD]
Koja, Kathe. Talk.
People are surprised when Kits wins the lead in the school play, but he isn't, because he's been acting all his life, pretending to be straight.
LaRochelle, David. Absolutely, positively not.
Chronicles a teenage boy's humorous attempts to fit in at his Minnesota high school by becoming a macho, girl-loving, Playboy pinup-displaying heterosexual.
Limb, Sue. Girl (nearly), 16, absolute torture.
Jess knows her summer plans are ruined but little could she imagine the huge surprise that awaits her when she visits her dad's home for the first time in years.
YA LIMB [Also available as a Book on CD]
Moore, Perry. Hero.
Thom Creed, the gay son of a disowned superhero, finds that he has super powers and is asked to join the League that rejected his father, and there Thom finds other misfits whom he can finally trust.
YA SF MOORE
Myracle, Lauren. Kissing Kate.
They have been best friends for 4 years, but at a party during their 16th summer Kate kisses Lissa--and Lissa kisses her back.
Peters, Julie. Luna.
Regan struggles to find her own life while protecting her brother, Liam, who transforms into a girl named Luna at night.
Plum-Ucci, Carol. What happened to Lani Garver?
Claire fights her growing fascinating and friendship with strange, androgynous misfit, Lani Garver, because she knows the popular crowd has targeted him.
Ryan, Sara. Empress of the world.
At a summer institute for gifted students, Nic falls for beautiful, blonde Battle, and tries to make sense of her attraction to a girl.
RYAN [Located in Adult Fiction, Mezzanine]
Sanchez, Alex. Getting it.
Straight 15-year-old Carlos secretly hires a gay student to give him an image makeover, in exchange for help in forming a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school.
Sones, Sonya. One of those hideous books where the mother dies.
Fifteen-year-old Ruby Milliken reluctantly flies to Los Angeles to live with her father, a famous movie star who divorced her mother before Ruby was born.
Wilson, Chris. Cotton.
Before he is 30, Lee Cotton experiences life as a black boy, a white man, a white woman, and a black woman. The son of a black woman and a white Icelandic sailor, he was born in 1950 in Eureka, MS.
WILSON [Located in Adult Fiction, Mezzanine]
Winick, Judd. Pedro and me: friendship, loss, and what I learned.
Winick's cartoon memoir tells the story of his friendship with Pedro Zamora, a young Cuban immigrant and AIDS activist who died of AIDS after he became known worldwide.
362.1969 WIN [Located in Adult Non-fiction, Main Floor]
Wittlinger, Ellen. Parrotfish.
Grady, a transgendered high school student, yearns for acceptance by his classmates and family as he struggles to adjust to his new identity as a male.