We Won't Hide Our Pride - Books for Teens

Updated June 2, 2023
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Always the almost : a novel
Underhill, Edward
A trans pianist makes a New Year's resolution on a frozen Wisconsin night to win regionals and win back his ex, but a new boy complicates things in Edward Underhill's heartfelt debut YA rom-dram, Always the Almost. Sixteen-year-old trans boy Miles Jacobson has two New...
The many half-lived lives of Sam Sylvester
MacGregor, Maya
"Look no further for your next favorite read, because The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester has it all- a gripping murder mystery that will keep you turning pages, ghosts, romance, and a treasure trove of queer characters with depth and heart. Here's something rare-a suspenseful story...
Nick and Charlie
Oseman, Alice
From the mega-bestselling creator of Heartstopper, a must-have novella in which Heartstopper's lead characters, Nick and Charlie, face one of their biggest challenges yet. Absence makes the heart grow fonder... right? Everyone knows that Nick and Charlie...
Robin and her misfits : a novel
Jacobson, Kelly Ann
Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Books: Young Adult Literature --LAMBDA Literary Most Anticipated Young Adult Books --LGBTQ Reads Recommended LGBTQ+ YA --Reads Rainbow A roving female gang of fun-loving rebel bikers and street racers, led...
Kiss & tell
Khorram, Adib
"Kiss & Tell is a total rush! Perfectly sweet and swoon worthy. I loved every page!" -Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' A smart, sexy YA novel about a boy band star, his first breakup, his first rebound, and what it means to be...
Just your local bisexual disaster
Mosqueda, Andrea
Meet cute diary
Lee, Emery
Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli in this swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com about how a transgender teen's first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships. * A 2022 ALA Rainbow Booklist Selection * A Junior Library Guild Selection * Noah Ramirez thinks...
We are not broken
Johnson, George M.
New memoir from George M. Johnson, the New York Times bestselling author of All Boys Aren't Blue--a "deeply impactful" (Nic Stone), "striking and joyful" (Laurie Halse Anderson), and "stunning read" (Publishers Weekly, starred) that celebrates Black boyhood and...
Pride : an inspirational history of the LGBTQ+ movement
Caldwell, S. A.
Take pride in who you are! This inspiring history of the LGBTQ+ community enlightens young readers on the true timeline of LGBTQ+ history around the world, the lives of important figures like Harvey Milk, and iconic events like Stonewall. The LGBTQ+ community is so much more than...
Out! : how to be your authentic self
McKenna, Miles
Miles McKenna is a queer and trans activist. He transitioned online in front of a million people. This is his survival guide. When Miles came out on his YouTube channel in 2015--then transitioned online in 2017--his aim was to help other teens navigate their...
Gender identity : beyond pronouns and bathrooms
Cook, Maria
An informative and project-filled book for middle graders to explore the meaning and history behind LGBTQ rights movements, including biographies of key figures in gender and gay/lesbian history, the context behind today's transgender "bathroom wars" and dozens of activities and research ideas...
Queerly autistic : the ultimate guide for LGBTQIA+ teens on the spectrum
Ekins, Erin
LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK PRIZE 'An essential guide' LIZZIE HUXLEY-JONES 'This book is perfect' WENN LAWSON 'One of the most important books in autism literature' CHARLOTTE AMELIA POE 'Wonderfully diverse and...
Being Jazz : my life as a (transgender) teen
Jennings, Jazz
Get ready for season 4 of the popular TLC show I Am Jazz! Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 Most Influential Teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in...
The pride guide : a guide to sexual and social health for LGBTQ youth
Langford, Jo
"Longtime therapist and sex educator Langford has written an indispensable guide to a universe of things sexual and social for LGBTQ+ youth and their parents or caregivers." Booklist
The ABC's of LGBT+
Mardell, Ashley
Seeking a Deeper Understanding of Gender Identity? "Ash Hardell's The ABC's of LGBT+ serves as a powerful tool for those that might be questioning their own identity, as well as for those seeking a deeper knowledge...." ―Everyone Is Gay #1...
Walden, Tillie
Tillie Walden's Eisner Award winning graphic memoir Spinning captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the...

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