Awesome Queer Ya Books

I use the term "queer" intentionally, though I know that it has uncomfortable associations for some people. I've found it is the most inclusive term to describe a very diverse community.
  1. Luna, Julie Ann Peters
    Very moving story of a young trans woman told through the eyes of her sister.
  2. The God Box, Alex Sanchez
    A gay teen comes to terms with his sexuality and his faith. Every gay Christian youth should read it.
  3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
    Sweet love story about two young men coming to terms with their feelings.
  4. Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan
    Very poignant coming of age story, narrated by a Greek chorus of men who died during the AIDS epidemic
  5. Almost Perfect, Brian Katcher
    What would you do if the perfect girl moved to town, only to discover she's trans?
  6. Annie On My Mind,
    Young women, first love
  7. October Morning, Leslea Newman
    This series of poems details the period of time around the murder if Matthew Shepard. Beautiful and heartbreaking
  8. Ash, Melinda Lo
    Lesbian Cimderella
  9. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
    A trans* coming of age story for music lovers
  10. The Misfits, James Howe
    This is actually one of only three middle grade books I know of that features gay characters
  11. Drama, Raina Telgemeier
    Girl meets boy, boy meets boy...only in the theater department
  12. Shine, Lauren Myracle
    Describes the aftermath of a hate crime from the point of viewing the best friend of the victim
  13. From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun, Jacqueline Woodson
    Growing up is hard enough without finding out your mother is switching teams