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When I wrote my first novel, Rainbow Boys, I was writing the book I wished had been available when I was a teen—a book that would’ve told me: “It’s okay to be who you are.” I never imagined that with its 2001 my book would set off an ever-growing parade of LGBT-themed books for and about teenagers. Ten years later, at least a dozen wonderful new LGBT teen novels come out each year—to the point that it’s hard to keep up with what’s new. I’ve listed ten of the many, many awesome titles from the past decade. I encourage you to curl up with one, or two, or all of them, and recall your own coming of age. Marvel at what has changed and what remains the same.
And here’s a suggestion: If you like a particular book, pass it on to your own high school or middle school library! Tell them how much you would have liked for books like these to be available when you were a teen. Your donation might help inspire the life of at least one young person today.