LGBTQA Books for Kids & Teens

LGBTQA Books for Kids & Teens

Explore this list for books that touch on themes involving LGBTQA kids, teens and families.

Jump to: Books for Kids | Nonfiction for Teens | Fiction for Teens


Uncle Bobby's Wedding10,000 DressesThe Sissy DucklingMolly's FamilyAntonio's Card
Brannen, Sarah – Uncle Bobby’s Wedding
Depaola, Tomie - Oliver Button Is A Sissy
Ewert, Marcus – 10,000 Dresses
Fierstein, Harvey – The Sissy Duckling
Garden, Nancy – Molly’s Family
Gonzalez, Rigoberto – Antonio’s Card
Howe, James – Totally Joe
The Boy Who Cried FabulousKilodavis, Cheryl – My Princess Boy: A Mom’s Story About A Young Boy Who Loves To Dress Up
Knowles, Johanna – See You At Harry’s
Newman, Lesléa – The Boy Who Cried Fabulous
Newman, Lesléa – A Fire Engine For Ruthie
Newman, Lesléa – Daddy, Papa, And Me
Newman, Lesléa – Mommy, Mama, And Me
Polacco, Patricia – In Our Mothers’ House
Richardson, Justin – And Tango Makes Three
Setterington, Ken – Mom And Mum Are Getting Married!
Telgemeier, Raina – Drama (Graphic Novel)
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis – Tomboy Trouble
Zolotow, Charlotte - William's Doll

Teen Nonfiction

Gay AmericaHello Cruel WorldThe Letter QOctober MourningIt Gets Better
Alsenas, Linas - Gay America: Struggle For Equality
Aretha, David – No Compromise: The Story Of Harvey Milk
Belge, Kathy And Bieschke, Marke - Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide For Teens
Hear Us Out!Bornstein, Kate – Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives To Suicide For Teens, Freaks, And Other Outlaws
Garden, Nancy – Hear Us Out! : Lesbian And Gay Stories Of Struggle, Progress And Hope, 1950 To The Present
Huegel, Kelly – GLBTQ: The Survival Guide For Queer And Questioning Teens
Huegel, Kelly – GLBTQ: The Survival Guide For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, And Questioning Teens
Levithan, David And Merrell, Billy - The Full Spectrum: A New Generation Of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, And Other Identities
Lowrey, Sassafras (Ed.) - Kicked Out
Marcus, Eric – What If? Answers To Questions About What It Means To Be Gay And Lesbian
Mastoon, Adam – The Shared Heart: Portraits And Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, And Bisexual Young People
Moon, Sarah (Ed.) – The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes To Their Younger Selves
Newman, Leslea – October Mourning: A Song For Matthew Shepard
Savage, Dan And Miller, Terry - It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, And Creating A Life Worth Living
Setterington, Ken - Branded By The Pink Triangle
Snow, Judith E. – How It Feels To Have A Gay Or Lesbian Parent: A Book By Kids For Kids Of All Ages

Teen Fiction

I Am JBeauty QueensNaomi and Ely's No Kiss ListSilhouette of a SparrowBoyfriends with Girlfriends
Adams, S. J. – Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest Of Debbie
Anders, Charlie - Choir Boy 
Bantle, Lee – David Inside Out
Bauer, Marion Dane (Ed.) – Am I Blue? Coming Out From The Silence
Beam, Chris - I Am J
Benduhn, Tea - Gravel Queen
Block, Francesca Lia - Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books
Bray, Libba - Beauty Queens
Debbie Harry Sings in FrenchBrothers, Meagan - Debbie Harry Sings In French
Cameron, Peter - Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You
Cart, Michael (Ed.) - My Father’s Scar
Cart, Michael (Ed.) - Love & Sex: Ten Stories Of Truth
Cart, Michael (Ed.) - Necessary Noise: Stories About Our Families As They Really Are
Cart, Michael (Ed.) - How Beautiful The Ordinary
Charlton-Trujillo, e. E. - Fat Angie
Chbosky, Stephen - The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Clark, Kirstin Elizabeth - Freakboy
Cohn, Rachel And Levithan, David - Naomi And Ely’s No Kiss List
Cohn, Rachel And Levithan, David - Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Cronn-Mills, Kirstin - Beautiful Music For Ugly Children
Danforth, Emily M. - The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
Dole, Mayra Lazara - Down To The Bone
Eagland, Jane - Wildthorn
Farizan, Sara - If You Could Be Mine
Felin, M. Sindy - Touching Snow
Ford, Michael Thomas – Suicide Notes
Tessa Masterson Will Go to PromFranklin, Emily And Halpin, Brendan – Tessa Masterson Will Go To Prom
Garden, Nancy – The Year They Burned The Books
Garden, Nancy – Annie On My Mind
Garsee, Jeannine - Say The Word
George, Madeleine – The Difference Between You And Me
Gidney, Craig Laurance - Bereft
Goode, Laura – Sister Mischief
Green, John And Levithan, David - Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Griffin, Molly Beth – Silhouette Of A Sparrow
Harmon, Michael - Last Exit To Normal
Hartinger, Brent – Geography Club
Hartinger, Brent – The Order Of The Poison Oak
Hartinger, Brent – Split Screen
Hopkins, Ellen - Tilt
Horner, Emily - A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend
Hyde, Catherine Ryan - Jumpstart The World
Katcher, Brian - Almost Perfect
Jumpstart the WorldKerr, M.E. – Deliver Us From Evie
King, A. S. – Ask The Passengers
Kluger, Steve - My Most Excellent Year: A Novel Of Love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park
Levithan, David - Boy Meets Boy
Levithan, David - Love Is The Higher Law
Levithan, David - Two Boys Kissing
Levithan, David - Wide Awake
Levithan, David - Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Lieberman, Leanne - Gravity
Lo, Malinda – Adaptation
Lo, Malinda - Ash
Lo, Malinda - Huntress
Magoon, Kekla – 37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order)
Moskowitz, Hannah – Gone, Gone, Gone 
Moskowitz, Hannah – Marco Impossible
Myracle, Lauren – Kissing Kate
Myracle, Lauren – Shine
Peck, Dale - Sprout: Or My Salad Days When I Was Green In Judgment
Perkins, Stephanie – Lola And The Boy Next Door
Peters, Julie Anne – Between Mom And Jo
Peters, Julie Anne – Luna
Rapp, Adam – Punkzilla
Saints of AugustineRyan, Patrick – Saints Of Augustine
Ryan, Patrick – In Mike We Trust
Ryan, Patrick – Gemini Bites
Ryan, Sara – Empress Of The World
Saenz, Bejamin Alire – Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secret Of The Universe
Sanchez, Alex – Rainbow Boys
Sanchez, Alex – Rainbow High
Sanchez, Alex – Rainbow Road
Sanchez, Alex – Getting It
Sanchez, Alex – The God Box
Sanchez, Alex – Boyfriends With Girlfriends
Sanchez, Alex - So Hard To Say
Sittenfeld, Curtis - Prep
Sloan, Brian - A Really Nice Prom Mess
Sloan, Brian - A Tale Of Two Summers
Smith, Andrew - Grasshopper Jungle
St. James, James – Freak Show
Tregay, Sarah - Love & Leftovers: A Novel In Verse
Trueman, Terry - 7 Days At The Hot Corner
Wallace, Rich - Dishes
Watts, JULIA – Finding H.F.
Wilkinson, Lili - Pink
Wittlinger, Ellen -  Parrotfish
Woodson, Jacqueline – The Dear One
Woodson, Jacqueline - The House You Pass On The Way
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis - Orphea Proud
Yee, Paul – Money Boy