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My Life Ongoing, by C.S. Cobb

by Candas Jane Dorsey
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 21
  • Grade: 9 to 16
tagged: lgbt, coming of age

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 choos …

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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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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
  • 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
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
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 navi …

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The Boi of Feather and Steel

by Adan Jerreat-Poole
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: wizards & witches, lgbt

Tav struggles to come to grips with who they are — and who they are becoming — in this thrilling sequel to the queer witchy fantasy The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass.

After stealing the Heart of a magical world with the help of a supernatural assassin, Tav discovered that they can’t just see magic — they know how to use it. Returning to the hum …

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The Dubious Gift of Dragon Blood

by J. Marshall Freeman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 19
  • Grade: 9 to 14
tagged: lgbt, epic

High schooler Crispin Haugen already has so many identities to sort through—Asian, Scandinavian, not to mention gay. Then a messenger from another world arrives to tell him he also carries the blood of dragons in his veins.

Transported to the Realm of Fire, where dragons and humans live in harmony, Crispin falls for Davix, a brooding, nerdy schol …

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Zee

by Su J. Sokol
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: lgbt, hispanic & latino, magical realism, african american

Ever since she was born, Zee's had a talent, a particular kind of intelligence. She perceives things no one else can. Zee is able to hear other people's thoughts, feel their emotions. She can even see herself through their eyes, and this seeing changes her. Sometimes, Zee is the precocious daughter of her four grown-ups. Other times, Zee's a rough …

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