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Blog of the ALA's GLBT Round Table 
Queer YA Blog 
Lee Wind's blog - I'm Here, I'm Queer, Now What the Hell Do I Read? 
Catherine Ritchie's Handout 
Rainbow Sauce GLTB YA Literature Database
Essay on GLTB YA Literature 
Lamda Literary Award Winners/Nominees 
Pinkbooks Bibliography of YA GLBT Literature 
Author Alex Sanchez's List of Great Books for Gay Teens 
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network's Booklink 

FICTION (*Books that were recommended more than once are starred)

*Absolutely Positively Not (David LaRochelle)
*Am I Blue? (edited by Marion Dane Bauer)
*Annie on My Mind (Nancy Garden)
*Baby Be-Bop (Francesca Lia Block)
*Boy Meets Boy (David Levithan)
*Eight Seconds (Jean Ferris)
*Empress of the World (Sara Ryan)
*Far From Xanadu (Julie Ann Peters)
*Freak Show (James St. James)
*Hero (Perry Moore)
*Luna (Julie Ann Peters)
*My Father's Scar (Michael Cart)
*Parrotfish (Ellen Wittlinger)
*The Geography Club (Brent Hartinger)
*Totally Joe (James Howe)
7 Days at the Hot Corner (Terry Trueman)
A Tale of Two Summers (Brian Sloan)
Absolute Brightness (James Lecesne)
Bait (Alex Sanchez)
Becoming Chloe (Catherine Ryde Hyde)
Breathing Underwater (Lu Vickers)
Crashing America (Katia Noyes)
Debbie Harry Sings in French (Megan Brothers)
Earthshine (Theresa Nelson)
Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook (Todd D. Brown)
Getting It (Alex Sanchez)
Gotham Central: Half a Life (Greg Rucka)
Gravel Queen (Tea Benduhn)
grl2grl (Julie Anne Peters)
Hear Us Out!: Lesbian and Gay Stories of Struggle, Progress, and Hope,1950
to the Present (Nancy Garden)
Hello, Groin (Beth Goobie)
In Your Face: Stories from the Lives of Queer Youth (Mary L. Gray)
King of the Screw Ups (K.L. Going)
Kissing Kate (Lauren Myracle)
Kissing the Witch (Emma Donoghue)
Last Exit to Normal (Michael Harmon)
My Heartbeat (Garrett Freymann-Weyr)
My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins & Fenway Park (Steve
My Side of the Story (Will Davis)
Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List: A Novel (Rachel Cohn & David Levithan)
Rage: A Love Story (Julie Ann Peters)
Rules for Hearts (Sara Ryan)
So Hard to Say (Alex Sanchez)
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (Peter Cameron)
Suicide Notes (Richard Thomas Ford)
Talk (Kathe Koja)
The Center of the World (Andreas Steinhofel)
The God Box (Alex Sanchez)
The Misfits (James Howe)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
The Rainbow Boys (Alex Sanchez)
The Realm of Possibility (David Levithan)
Vintage: A Ghost Story (Steve Berman)
Wanted (T.I. Alvarado)
What Happened to Lani Garver? (Carol Plum)
What They Always Tell Us (Martin Wilson)
Wide Awake (David Levithan)
Wild Dogs (Helen Humphreys)


*The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer
Content, 1969-2004(Michael Cart and Christine A. Jenkins)
America's Boy: A Memoir (Wade Rouse)
Dangerous Liaisons: Blacks, Gays, and the Struggle for Equality (Eric
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Allison Bechdel)
Gay Rights (Tricia Andryszewski)
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer & Questioning Teens (Kelly Huegel)
Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia
(Planned Parenthood of Toronto)
Losing Matt Shepard: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder
(Beth Loffreda)
Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know about Their Legal Rights (Lisa Keen)
Outspoken (Michael Thomas Ford)
Queen of the Oddballs and Other True Stories From a Life Unaccording to Plan
(Hillary Carlip)
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade
Teens & Gay Issues (Hal Marcovitz)
The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing (Ed. David Levithan and Billy
The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life (John Baez and others)
The Shared Heart (Adam Mastoon)
The Whole World Was Watching: Living in the Light of Matthew Shepard(Romaine
Patterson and Patrick Hinds)
Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
(Chris Beam)
What If Someone I Know is Gay? Answers to Questions About Gay and Lesbian
People (Eric Marcus)

Megan Kurtz
Library Media Specialist
Don Bosco Charter High School
Kansas City, MO
"Education breeds confidence.  Confidence breeds hope.  Hope breeds peace."
-- Confucius  

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