Young Adult Essential LGBTQ+ reading list

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We've put together a list of 30 Young Adult books featuring LGBT+ characters and themes.

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Young Adult Fiction

Anything but fine by Tobias Madden 

Any way the wind blows by Rainbow Rowell 

As far as you'll take me by Phil Stamper 

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton 

Cemetery boys by Aiden Thomas 

Cinderella is dead by Kalynn Bayron 

Euphoria kids by Alison Evans 

Every sparrow falling by Shirley-Anne McMillan 

Fin & Rye & fireflies by Harry Cook 

Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin 

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark 

Here's To Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera 

If you could be mine by Sara Farizan 

Infinity son by Adam Silvera 

Invisible boys by Holden Sheppard 

Invisibly breathing by Eileen Merriman 

Jess, Chunk, and the road trip to infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark 

Kindred : 12 queer #LoveOzYA stories edited by Michael Earp 

Leah on the offbeat by Becky Albertalli 

Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli 

Meet me at the intersection edited by Rebecca Lim & Ambelin Kwaymullina 

Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater 

Nick and Charlie: a Solitaire novella by Alice Oseman 

Only mostly devastated by Sophie Gonzales 

Peta Lyre's rating normal by Anna Whateley 

Take me with you when you go by David Levithan and Jennifer Niven 

Taking Down Evelyn Tait by Poppy Nwosu 

The art of being normal by Lisa Williamson 

The boy from the mish by Gary Lonesborough 

The dark tide by Alicia Jasinska 

The extraordinaries by T. J. Klune 

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett 

The gravity of us by Phil Stamper 

The greatest hit by Will Kostakis 

The left-handed booksellers of London by Garth Nix 

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu 

The midnight lie by Marie Rutkoski 

The Red scrolls of magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu 

The upside of unrequited by Becky Albertalli 

They both die at the end by Adam Silvera 

What if it's us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera 

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan 

Ziggy, Stardust & me by James Brandon 




Young Adult Graphic Novels

Bloom by Kevin Panetta 

Check, please! series by Ngozi Ukazu 

Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman 

Stars in their eyes by Jessica Walton 

The prince and the dressmaker by Jen Wang 

Young Adult Non-fiction

Out!: how to be your authentic self by Miles McKenna T

The Art of Drag by Jake Hall

The big questions book of sex and consent by Donna Freitas