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Saturday, October 03, 2009

GLBTQ Booklist

Here are a few titles in our library that address the lives and issues of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-gender youth. To find other materials in the library try searching the catalog using the following subjects: homosexuality, bisexuality, lesbians, gay men, gay women, gay teenagers, gay youth, gender identity, coming out, sexual orientation or transexuals.

Dishes by Rich Wallace
(1st floor YA fiction under Wallace)
Nineteen-year-old Danny spends an eventful summer in Maine, looking for romance, working as a "straight" dishwasher in a gay bar, and trying to reconnect with his estranged father.

Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
(1st floor YA fiction under Garden)
Liza puts aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at school, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of people.

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park by Steve Kluger (1st floor YA fiction under Kluger)
Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan
(1st floor YA fiction under Ryan)
While attending a summer institute, fifteen-year-old Nic meets another girl named Battle, falls in love with her, and finds the relationship to be difficult and confusing.

Luna by Julie Anne Peters
(1st floor YA fiction under Peters)
Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam's transsexuality a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of "transitioning" by first telling his family and friends that he is a girl who was born in a boy's body.

Love & Lies: Marisol's Story by Ellen Wittlinger
(1st floor YA fiction under Wittlinger)
When Marisol, a self-confident eighteen-year-old lesbian, moves to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work and try to write a novel, she falls under the spell of her beautiful but deceitful writing teacher, while also befriending a shy, vulnerable girl from Indiana.

M or F by Lisa Papademetriou
(1st floor YA fiction under Papademetriou)
Gay teen Marcus helps his friend Frannie chat up her crush online, but then becomes convinced that the crush is falling for him instead.

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
(1st floor YA fiction under Bechdel)
Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and funny, readers are drawn into a daughters complex yearning for her father. Apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned "fun home," the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books.

Hear Us Out!: lesbian and gay stories of struggle, progress and hope, 1950 to the present by Nancy Garden (306.76 GAR)
A comprehensive and rich account of gay life, both public and private, from one of the pioneers of young adult lesbian and gay literature.

Mom, Dad. I'm gay : how families negotiate coming out by Ritch C. Savin-Williams
(306.874 SAV) How do kids decide whether and when to take the risky step of coming out? What is involved in negotiating a new identity with parents? And how common are the coming out "horror stories" published in the popular press?

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