8 Awesome Queer Books for the Youth and Tweens in Your Life | AutostraddleClick here to listen on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty, Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. An inspiring and radical celebration of 70 women, girls, and gender nonbinary people who have changed—and are still changing—the world, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through Black Lives Matter and beyond. Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London.
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And luckily, the YA genre has taken major strides toward being more inclusive, and there are dozens of popular books starring queer characters or penned by queer authors. Already iconic in the queer community, this coming-of-age novel tells the story of a young LGBTQ girl in Montana. The protagonist, Cameron Post, loses her parents in a car crash just as she's beginning to discover her own sexuality, which propels her into an entirely different narrative of queer adolescence.
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Out to only beet very select few, the well-loved son of preacher! You might even invite your teen to read along with you and discuss the books together. Harman grew up in a happy family in a small Alabama town, his secret ends up in the wrong hands and he has to face the idea of being outed instead of being allowed to decide who to tell and when. I just recently read Cathy G.She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past. The novel follows Tanner, who is a bisexual teen living in a Mormon community. This fun novel represents a cast of diverse characters you'll fall in love with?
Add Leah on the Offbeat to your Goodreads shelf! This award-winning novel is already quintessential YA reading, and it's paved the way for a lot of other queer narratives to take center stage on bookshelves everywhere! After the death of her female lover, Renata Ghali continues to search for their shared vision of a world far beyond earth? With a dad who cares about his football team more than me, and a best friend who can never know my biggest secret.
I recently received this Instagram DM:. Hi Casey, I love all your book posts! I have a queer 12 year old who is devouring any media comic, book, TV that portrays queer characters. A fair amount of the YA offerings are more for the 15 and up crowd. I wonder if you have any suggestions for younger teens. The Homo Sapiens Agenda ] author [Becky Albertalli] and I think the content in Sadie [by Courtney Summers] would be too much at this age, but boy would she be excited by a pansexual character. This is such an emotionally intelligent, beautifully crafted middle grade novel.