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FICTION: Rainbow Reads: For and About GLBTQ teens

Many titles recommended by the ALA Rainbow Project

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The porcupine of truth

Konigsberg, Bill, author.

TEEN KONIGSB

Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives.

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Love drugged

Klise, James, 1967-

TEEN KLISE

Fifteen-year-old Jamie is dismayed by his attraction to boys, and when a beautiful girl shows an interest in him, he is all the more intrigued by her father's work developing a drug called Rehomoline.

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Ask the passengers : a novel

King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-

TEEN KING

There’s only one thing Astrid Jones can do when a growing attraction to her co-worker Dee becomes too big and too confusing: send her love to airplane passengers flying overhead while she tries to figure out who she is down here on the ground.

Rainbow List 2013 Top Ten

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Tilt

Hopkins, Ellen.

TEEN HOPKINS

Shane, in love with HIV-positive Alex, is one of three teens sharing their fears and whispered secrets as they navigate life’s toughest decisions.

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Silhouette of a sparrow

Griffin, Molly Beth.

TEEN GRIFFIN

During the summer of 1926, when sixteen-year-old Garnet discovers the truth about herself and her desires, can she find the courage and freedom to follow her dreams?

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Green, John, 1977-

TEEN GREEN

On a cold Chicago night, two sixteen-year-olds—one gay and one not—meet and discover they have one big thing in common, their name. From then on, their lives, their friends and their loves intertwine and culminate in the staging of one of the funniest high school musicals ever.

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Tessa Masterson will go to prom

Franklin, Emily.

TEEN FRANKLI

Lucas and Tessa are friends forever, and now Lucas realizes they are something more – until his prom invitation is Tessa’s cue to come out to him, and put the entire town on notice that she wants a date of her own.

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Happy families

Davis, Tanita S.

TEEN DAVIS

When twins Ysabel and Justin discover the true reason for their family’s split, they struggle with the secrets their father has been keeping. Can they deal with their dad’s new life and find a way to put their happy family back together?

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The miseducation of Cameron Post

Danforth, Emily M.

TEEN DANFORT

When Cam’s conservative aunt discovers her niece is a lesbian, she sends Cam to God’s Promise, a church camp that promises to “cure” young people of their homosexuality. Cam’s engaging voice tells her story with wry humor, intelligence, and a strong sense of place in eastern Montana.

Rainbow List 2013 Top Ten

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Fat Angie

Charlton-Trujillo, e. E., author.

TEEN CHARLTO

Fat Angie's sister was captured in Iraq, she's the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything?

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Wonders of the invisible world

Barzak, Christopher, author.

TEEN BARZAK

Seventeen-year-old Aiden has been living like a ghost since his mother tried to stop a family curse by causing him to forget his psychic experiences but when Jarrod, a childhood friend, returns, so do the memories and Aiden is compelled to seek the truth and release them all from the story that has trapped them.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda

Albertalli, Becky, author.

TEEN ALBERTA

"Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed"--

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Sparks : the epic, completely true blue, (almost) holy quest of Debbie

Adams, S. J., 1980-

TEEN ADAMS

“$5 for a holy quest” is a good deal when you’re on a desperate chase to reveal your secret lesbian crush to your best friend before she breaks her abstinence pledge with the most boring guy at school.

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The letter Q : queer writers' notes to their younger selves

TEEN 306.766 LETTER

Looking back on what they wished they knew when they were younger, 64 of today’s award winning GLBTQ authors write and illustrate letters to their former selves in a way to reach out to those who are in the shoes they once filled.

Rainbow List 2013 Top Ten

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OMG queer : short stories by queer youth

TEEN OMG QUE

Teens tell in their own words what it’s like being GLBTQI in today’s society- how they’re changing the boundaries and definitions, whether to choose a label that can box you in, and living with discrimination and love hand in hand.

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