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Story of My Life Ongoing, by C.S. Cobb, The

by Candas Jane Dorsey
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: lgbt, coming of age, friendship

Corey Cobb was born intersex, but because Corey's father and stepmother didn't make a big deal of it, it isn't until Corey's dad dies suddenly and Corey is back with a disapproving mother that making a gender choice becomes an issue. Corey is now legally old enough to refuse medical intervention?but not old enough to prevent "choosing not to choose …

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Green Glass Ghosts

by Rae Spoon, illustrated by Gem Hall
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance, coming of age

From writer and musician Rae Spoon: a rollicking yet introspective young adult adventure about screwing up, finding yourself, and forging a new life on your own.

At age nineteen in the year 2000, the queer narrator of Green Glass Ghosts steps off a bus on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver, a city where the faceless condo towers of the wealthy l …

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Past Tense

A Novel

by Star Spider
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: depression, lgbt, parents

How do you live after death?

Julie Nolan is a pretty average girl with pretty average problems. She’s been in love with her best friend, Lorelei, ever since they met in grade three. Only Lorelei doesn’t know about it—she’s too busy trying to set Julie up with Henry, her ex, who Julie finds, in a word, vapid.

But life gets more complicated whe …

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Blood Sport

by Tash McAdam
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: lgbt, law & crime, siblings

? “This book checks all the boxes of a hi-lo text. It has an exciting hook, a modern teen worldview, and is at a lower reading level...A must-buy for libraries looking for diverse and compelling hi-lo books.” —School Library Journal, starred review
Jason is sure his sister, Becca, was murdered, but he’s the only one who thinks so. After fi …

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Bruised

by Tanya Boteju
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 99
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance, death & dying

Whip It meets We Are Okay in this vibrant coming-of-age story, about a teen girl navigates first love, identity, and grief when she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby—from the acclaimed author of Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens.

To Daya Wijesinghe, a bruise is a mixture of comfort and control. Since her paren …

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Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens

by Tanya Boteju
edition: Paperback
also available: Audiobook Hardcover eBook
  • age: 12 to 99
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: lgbt, diversity & multicultural, romantic comedy

“Poignant and important.” —Refinery29
“A bright and sparkly celebration of love and self-acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews
Judy Blume meets RuPaul’s Drag Race in this funny, feel-good debut novel about a queer teen who navigates questions of identity and self-acceptance while discovering the magical world of drag.

Perpetually awkward Nima …

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This Golden Flame

by Emily Victoria
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: epic, lgbt, siblings

Orphaned and forced to serve her country’s ruling group of scribes, Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother, long ago shipped away. But family bonds don’t matter to the Scriptorium, whose sole focus is unlocking the magic of an ancient automaton army.

In her search for her brother, Karis does the seemingly impossible—she awakens a hi …

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The Player

by Paul Coccia
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 2.5
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex, hockey

Set in the traditionally homophobic world of amateur hockey, this book follows gay goalie Cooper in his struggle with his feelings for a teammate and coming out to his team. Cooper has been hooking up with teammate Pesh in secret, and has to play along when Pesh dates a girl and even tolerate locker-room homophobic talk. When Pesh outs Cooper onlin …

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The Love Code

by Mette Bach
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: lgbt, science & technology

Astrid is a teen living in Vancouver who has lost everything: her girlfriend to a guy and her social status when her parents lose their jobs. Determined to make her way into university, she joins a robotics club hoping to make contacts and win a scholarship but also finds the love of her life. The Love Code tells the story of a relatable teen navig …

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