2SLGBTQIA+ Books for Teens - NEW 2023

New books for teens published since 2022!

Updated June 14, 2023
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A scatter of light.
Lo, Malinda.
"Full of yearning, ponderances about art and what it means to be an artist, and self-revelation, A Scatter of Light has a simmering intensity that makes it hard to put down."--NPR An Instant New York Times Bestseller Last Night at the...
What's the T? : The Guide to All Things Trans and/or Nonbinary for Teens.
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Discover what it means to be a young transgender and/or non-binary person in the twenty-first century in this candid and funny guide for teens from the bestselling author of This Book is Gay. In What's the T? Stonewall ambassador and bestselling author Juno Dawson is back again, this time...
Lark & Kasim start a revolution.
Callender, Kacen.
From National Book Award-winner Kacen Callender, Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution is a contemporary YA that follows Lark's journey to speak the truth and discover how their own self-love can be a revolution. "A hilarious and bold love story...
Ander and Santi were here
A STONEWALL YOUNG ADULT HONOR BOOK Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets The Sun is Also a Star in this YA contemporary love story from Jonny Garza Villa, Ander & Santi Were Here, about a nonbinary Mexican American teen falling...
The first to die at the end.
Silvera, Adam, 1990-
In this prequel to the bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls. #1 New York Times bestseller! It's the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there's one question on everyone's...
Always the almost : [online electronic book] 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...
Ander & Santi were here. [online electronic book]
Garza Villa, Jonny
A STONEWALL YOUNG ADULT HONOR BOOK Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets The Sun is Also a Star in this YA contemporary love story from Jonny Garza Villa, Ander & Santi Were Here, about a nonbinary Mexican American teen falling...
Self-made boys : [online electronic book] a great Gatsby remix.
McLemore, Anna-Marie
A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST SELECTION In the Remixed Classics series, authors from marginalized backgrounds reinterpret classic works through their own cultural lens to subvert the overwhelming cishet, white, and male canon. This YA reimagining of The Great Gatsby...
Never ever getting back together. [online electronic book]
Gonzales, Sophie, 1992-
When their now famous ex-boyfriend asks them to participate in a teen reality show, two eighteen year old girls--one bent on revenge, the other open to rekindling romance--get tangled up in an unexpected twist when they fall for each other instead in Never Ever Getting Back Together by...
We deserve monuments. [online electronic book]
Hammonds, Jas
"An absolute must read." --Buzzfeed "A gripping portrayal of the South's inherent racism and a love story for queer Black girls." --Teen Vogue Family secrets, a swoon-worthy romance, and a slow-burn mystery...
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...
No Boy Summer
Amy Spalding
Lydia Jones and her younger sister Penny have had it with boy drama. Last year was marred by relationship disasters for both of them, threatening Lydia's standing with her school's theater tech club and Penny's perfect GPA. Penny has, naturally, diagnosed the problem and prescribed a drastic...
How to excavate a heart.
Arlow, Jake Maia
Stonewall Honor author Jake Maia Arlow delivers a sapphic Jewish twist on the classic Christmas rom-com in a read perfect for fans of Kelly Quindlen and Casey McQuiston. It all starts when Shani runs into May. Like, literally. With her mom's Subaru. Attempted vehicular...
The Buried and the Bound
Rochelle Hassan
A contemporary fantasy YA debut from Rochelle Hassan about monsters, magic, and wicked fae, perfect for fans of The Darkest Part of the Forest and The Hazel Wood. As the only hedgewitch in Blackthorn, Massachusetts--an uncommonly magical place--Aziza El-Amin has...

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