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LGBTQ Books for Children, Teens, and Young Adults

Below are select titles of our LGBTQ children’s, teen, and young adult books we’ve shared with students through our Writers in Schools program.

These books are authored by LGBTQ+ writers and showcase LGBTQ characters or themes. Whether you’re looking to for picture books about gender and diversity or novels that explore sexual identity and gender nonconformity, this list includes recommendations for all grade levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Learn more about our visiting authors.

Children’s Books

A curated selection of available books for children ages 3 – 8 years old and grades Kindergarten to second grade. These pictures books are featured in the LGBTQ Writers in Schools program for the 2020-2021 school year. Click on the read more button to find out more about each title.

Middle Readers

From magical paradises to lego cities, these middle-grade books featured in our LGBTQ Writers in Schools program are all about finding the true you inside and out. Perfect for readers ages 8 – 12 years old and grades 6 – 8. Click on the read more button to find out more about each title.

Young Adult

You might know who you are, but is it safe to let others know who you are? Look for inspiration and all the feels in these outstanding books for young adults, ages 12 and up, grades 9 and up. Click on the read more button to find out more about each title.

Poetry

These collections are stunning representations of the power of poetry for young adults centered around queer life and introspection. Click on the read more button to find out more about each title.

Adult Crossover

These books feature young protagonists and their coming-of-age journeys that appeal to every age. These poignant works appeal to young adults and adults.

See All Books Below

Author Last
Author First
Book Title
Reading Level
Genre
Participating Years
Barakiva
Michael
Barakiva
Michael
Barrett
Kay Ulanday
Beam
Cris
Bell
Eric
Bell
Eric
Bergman
S. Bear
Bildner
Phil
Bird
Jackson
Boteju
Tanya
Brothers
Meagan
Burgess
Matthew
Callender
Kacen
Callender
Kacen
Callender
Kacen
Callender
Kacen
Cameron
Peter
Clarke
Cheril N.
Clippinger
Aaron
Conley
Garrard
Dennis-Benn
Nicole
Dennis-Benn
Nicole
Edozien
Chike Frankie
Erlich
Mor
Dragtivity
Espinoza
Joshua Jennifer
Garrett
Camryn
Gino
Alex
Gino
Alex
Hardy
James Earl
Hennessey
MG
Howard
JP
Howard
Greg
Howard
Greg
Howe
James
Hyatt
Martin
Iloh
Candice
Jackson
Naomi
Johnson
George M.
Johnson
Leah
Khorram
Adib
Kirsch
Vincent X.
Kron
Lisa
Linn
Laurent
London
Alex
London
Alex
Lowrey
Sassafras
Lowrey
Sassafras
Lukoff
Kyle
Marsh
Roya

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