• Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
    Nate
    Federle, Tim
    Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
    Nate
    Federle, Tim
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: January 21, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
    “The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” &;Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical, Hamilton Winner of the Lambda Literary Award Encore! Nate Foster’s Broadway dreams are finally coming true in this sequel to Better Nate Than Ever that Publishers Weekly calls a “funny, tender coming-of-age story.”Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals for E.T.: The Broadway Musical. It’s everything he ever practiced his autograph for! But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals are nothing like Nate expects: full of intimidating child stars, cut-throat understudies, and a director who can’t even remember Nate’s name. Now, as the countdown to opening night is starting to feel more like a time bomb, Nate is going to need more than his lucky rabbit’s foot if he ever wants to see his name in lights. He may even need a showbiz miracle. The companion novel to Better Nate Than Ever, which The New York Times called “inspired and inspiring,” Five, Six, Seven, Nate! is full of secret admirers, surprise reunions, and twice the drama of middle school...with a lot more glitter.… More
  • Ask the Passengers
    King, A. S.
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: October 1, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Romance
    Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions . . . like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl.As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people at thirty thousand feet, and they don't even know she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers' lives--and her own--for the better.In this truly original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society's definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to question everything--and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking real love.… More
  • Whatever.
    Goslee, S. J.
    Whatever.
    Goslee, S. J.
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: August 2, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
    “Fans of David Levithan’s Boy Meets Boy (2003) and Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (2015) won’t be disappointed.” —Booklist, starred review“Recommended for young adults who enjoy . . . books by John Green, Adam Silvera, or John Corey Whaley.” —School Library Journal, starred reviewIt's like the apocalypse came, only instead of nuclear bombs and zombies, Mike gets school participation, gay thoughts, and mother-effin' cheerleaders.Junior year is about to start. Here's what Mike Tate knows:His friends are awesome and their crappy garage band is a great excuse to drink cheap beer. Rook Wallace is the devil. The Lemonheads rock. And his girlfriend Lisa is the coolest. Then Lisa breaks up with him, which makes Mike only a little sad, because they'll stay friends and he never knew what to do with her boobs anyway. But when Mike finds out why Lisa dumped him, it blows his mind. And worse—he gets elected to homecoming court.With a standout voice, a hilariously honest view on sex and sexuality, and enough f-bombs to make your mom blush, S.J. Goslee's debut YA novel Whatever. is a fresh, modern take on the coming-out story.A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice… More
  • Ash
    Lo, Malinda
    Ash
    Lo, Malinda
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: September 1, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
    Forced into becoming an indentured servant when her family dies, Ash lives a lonely and desperate life with no hopes for the future, until she meets Kaisa, the King's royal Huntress, who teaches her to love, live, and dream once again.… More
  • Act 1
    Jack & Louisa
    Wetherhead, Kate, Keenan-Bolger, Andrew
    Act 1
    Jack & Louisa
    Wetherhead, Kate, Keenan-Bolger, Andrew
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: February 10, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
    A show-stopping series about life in the spotlight from Broadway actors and internet sensations Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead  Twelve-year-old Jack Goodrich was a Broadway star, with two shows under his belt and a third in rehearsals. But when his voice suddenly changes, Jack and his parents leave the spotlight and move far from New York City to Shaker Heights, Ohio. While Jack hopes to leave his Broadway past behind, his new neighbor refuses to let him off the hook. Louisa is a self-proclaimed "musical theater nerd" and can hardly believe when an actor moves to town. What's more, the local theater has announced auditions for her favorite show, Into the Woods. As the audition date looms nearer, the two are faced with difficult choices. Should Jack risk humiliation and return to the stage? Will Louisa have confidence to go it alone? And can friendship survive all those complicated octave leaps?… More
  • When Love Comes to Town
    Lennon, Tom, Klise, James
    When Love Comes to Town
    Lennon, Tom, Klise, James
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: April 16, 2013
    Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Historical Fiction
    The year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in-crowd at his school, and is just a regular guy. A guy who’s gay. It’s a secret he keeps from the wider world as he explores the city at night and struggles to figure out how to reveal his real self—and to whom. First published in Ireland in 1993 and compared to The Catcher in the Rye by critics, Tom Lennon’s When Love Comes to Town is told with honesty, humor, and originality.… More
  • You Know Me Well
    Lacour, Nina, Levithan, David
    You Know Me Well
    Lacour, Nina, Levithan, David
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 7, 2016
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
    You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time. Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed. That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way. When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other -- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, the bestselling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green).… More
  • Freaks and Revelations
    Hurwin, Davida Wills
    Freaks and Revelations
    Hurwin, Davida Wills
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: November 4, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
    Tells, in two voices, of events leading up to a 1980 incident in which fourteen-year-old Jason, a gay youth surviving on the streets as a prostitute, and seventeen-year-old Doug, a hate-filled punk rocker, have a fateful meeting in a Los Angeles alley.… More
  • Husky
    Sayre, Justin
    Husky
    Sayre, Justin
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: September 22, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
    "[G]enuinely funny, heart-wrenching . . ." - Kirkus Reviews"[A] moving journey of self-discovery and a gratifying coming-of-age story." - Publishers Weekly"Husky . . . is a superb addition to the middle grade literary canon." - VOYA Reviews"There is not a false note in the writing . . ." - Lambda LiteraryA beautifully voiced debut captures an intimate story of change and acceptance. Twelve-year-old Davis lives in an old brownstone with his mother and grandmother in Brooklyn. He loves people-watching in Prospect Park, visiting his mom in the bakery she owns, and listening to the biggest operas he can find as he walks everywhere. But Davis is having a difficult summer. As questions of sexuality begin to enter his mind, he worries people don&;t see him as anything other than &;husky.&; To make matters worse, his best girlfriends are starting to hang out with mean girls and popular boys. Davis is equally concerned about the distance forming between him and his single mother as she begins dating again, and about his changing relationship with his amusingly loud Irish grandmother, Nanny. Ultimately, Davis learns to see himself outside of his one defining adjective. He&;s a kid with unique interests, admirable qualities, and people who will love him no matter what changes life brings about.… More
  • The Wishing Heart
    Welker, J. C.
    The Wishing Heart
    Welker, J. C.
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: May 1, 2017
    Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Romance, Adventure
    Winner 2016 YARWA Rosemary AwardsWinner 2018 Athena Awards & Finalist for Best First Book With a book in her bag and a switchblade in her pocket, Rebel's been thieving her way through life while hoping for a cure to fix her ailing heart.But when the bejeweled vase she just tried to hawk turns out to be a jinni's vessel, Rebel gets lost to her world and dragged within another. Now every magical being in the city wants the vase for himself.Thrust into a game of cat and mouse in a world she never knew existed, Rebel must use her uncanny skills to find a way to free Anjeline the Wishmaker. But wishes have consequences. And contracts. Anjeline's freedom could unravel a love like Rebel has never known, or it could come at the cost of Rebel's heart...… More