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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
McCarry
Sarah
Measom
Christopher
Medina
Nico
Melleby
Nicole
Melleby
Nicole
Merrell
Billy
Miller
Samuel
Miller
Samuel
Miller
Samuel
Milman
Derek
Mittlefehldt
Rafi
Moore
Darnell
Moore
David Barclay
Nazemian
Abdi
Okparanta
Chinelo
Orlando
Steve
Oshiro
Mark
Pancholy
Maulik
Parker
Suzanne
Pearlman
Robb
Petrus
Januada
Polchin
James
Prager
Sarah
Prager
Sarah
Rehman
Bushra
Richardson
Justin
Russo
Meredith
Sanders
Rob
Sanders
Rob
Satyal
Rakesh
Scelsa
Kate
Schiffer
Miriam
Schrag
Ariel
Schrag
Ariel
Schrieve
Hal
Shirley
S. Chris
Sicardi
Arabelle
Silvera
Adam
Silvera
Adam
Silverberg
Cory
Silverberg
Cory
Smith
Alison
Sorese
Jeremy
Stamper
Phil
Talusan
Meredith
Tiwary
Vivek
Venable
Colleen AF
Verdi
Jess
Verdi
Jess

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