LGBT Young Adult

'Drag Teen’ by Jeffery Self

JT Barnett lives in Clearwater, Florida and is pretty much sure he’s going to be stuck pumping gas in his parent’s garage for the rest of his life. His fabulous boyfriend Seth is determined to get him unstuck, all he has to do is convince JT that he has the chops to win the Miss… read more

'Phantom Limbs' by Paula Garner

Phantom Limbs poses the questions: What do we do with the pain begotten by loss? And what do we create in the space that’s left behind to carry ourselves through?… read more

'Radical' by E.M. Kokie

The novel contains, from it’s very first line, a very well-rendered sense of anxious anticipation that, throughout the course of the novel, builds to outright dread… read more

'Frannie and Tru' by Karen Hattrup

If this sounds like a story that’s been written a hundred times in various combinations, that’s because it’s a crucial part of coming of age. Learning about life outside of your socioeconomic culture and experience level is what defines the act of growing up… read more

'American Girls' by Allison Umminger

There’s a lot to like about American Girls; the novel contains a humane portrait of a dysfunctional family, insightful critiques of celebrity culture, and a thoroughly original rites of passage story filtered through the voice of a complicated protagonist… read more



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