Collection development

LGBT YA Literature


Here are some titles that have worked for book discussion and/or readers advisory in a public library setting. But make sure they work for your audience! Good luck! It's awesome that you have an opportunity to work on this list.


De Oliveira, Eddie - Lucky
Hartinger, Brent - Geography Club; Order of the Poison Oak (sequel)
Koja, Kathe - Talk
Konigsberg, Bill - Out of the Pocket
LaRochelle, David - Absolutely, Positively Not
Levithan, David - Boy Meets Boy
Lieberman, Leanne - Gravity
Moore, Perry - Hero
Peters, Julie Anne - most of her YA titles, including Keeping You a Secret; Luna; grl2grl (a short story collection)
Sanchez, Alex - Rainbow Boys, Rainbow High, Rainbow Road (3-volume series); plus So Hard to Say.
Sloan, Brian - A Really Nice Prom Mess
St. James, James - Freak Show
Steinhofel, Andreas - The Center of the World
Winterson, Jeanette - Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Wittlinger, Ellen - Hard Love; Love & Lies: Marisol's Story (new sequel to Hard Love); Parrotfish
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis - Orphea Proud


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The Lambda Literary Awards include a Children's and Young Adult category. Past award winners are here: //

The Human Rights Campaign has several annotated bibliographies listed here

That should give you quite a bit, but if I think of more sites I will add them.

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