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Re: LGBT+ Books?

Post by lincolnp » 24 Nov 2014, 08:54

I have a nephew who is transgender - are there any LGBT books appropriate for YA?

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Post by ALynnPowers » 24 Nov 2014, 09:24

lincolnp wrote:I have a nephew who is transgender - are there any LGBT books appropriate for YA?
Check out Francesca Lia Block ... I mentioned her before. And probably just about any of the other books mentioned in this thread would be YA appropriate.

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Post by lincolnp » 26 Nov 2014, 08:42

ALynnPowers wrote:
lincolnp wrote:I have a nephew who is transgender - are there any LGBT books appropriate for YA?
Check out Francesca Lia Block ... I mentioned her before. And probably just about any of the other books mentioned in this thread would be YA appropriate.
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Post by lolripops » 27 Nov 2014, 00:01

The Mortal Instruments, one of my favourite young adult series.

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Post by ALynnPowers » 07 Mar 2015, 12:23

I read a book called The Trans-fer Student, about a transgender girl who moves across the country and starts over at an all girls school. It was all right. Self-published I assume and needed some general editing done to it. Maybe some cleaning up of the plot line to make it flow smoother. But obviously it was based on the author's real life experience and pretty interesting over all.

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Post by Ryan » 10 Mar 2015, 10:30

I didn't say this before, but this is a great thread :D

Trumpet by Jackie Kay is another good one that deal with all of these terms.
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Post by ALynnPowers » 11 Mar 2015, 08:03

Just remember a book I read when I was in middle school!

It's called "Hello," I Lied by M.E. Kerr. Weird title, but I remember loving it when I read it.

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Post by Carla Hurst-Chandler » 12 Mar 2015, 15:13

I remember a NF by Michael Ford called That's MR. FAGGOT To YOU. It was an amazing book full of positive attitude!
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Post by ALynnPowers » 13 Mar 2015, 09:29

Carla Hurst-Chandler wrote:I remember a NF by Michael Ford called That's MR. FAGGOT To YOU. It was an amazing book full of positive attitude!
That title alone makes it sound kind of amazing. 8)

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Post by Carla Hurst-Chandler » 13 Mar 2015, 12:11

ALynnPowers wrote:
Carla Hurst-Chandler wrote:I remember a NF by Michael Ford called That's MR. FAGGOT To YOU. It was an amazing book full of positive attitude!
That title alone makes it sound kind of amazing. 8)
It was incredible...definitely full of attitude :)

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Post by MiloGoethel » 04 May 2015, 18:58

"The Vast Fields of Ordinary," by Nick Burd, is one of my all time favorites. Also, "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green and David Levithan.

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Post by Rabidwerewolfie » 05 May 2015, 12:19

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown is about a young lesbian. She gets involved with a variety of people, some who betray her, some who misunderstand, and her stubborn mother who is hesitant to accept her daughter's orientation. I remember it being decently well written but I read it at least 10 or more years ago. Likely more.
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Post by avid reader28 » 19 May 2015, 05:13

Thank you for all of your recommendations, y'all are awesome punch :D :eusa-violin:

My recommendations :

Angels in America by Tony Kushner
It's a personal favorite, and I've read it several times.
This monumental work by playwright Tony Kushner — staged on Broadway in two three-hour parts, but collected here in a single volume — is one of the most important pieces of theatre in the last 50 years.

At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
Jamie O’Neill’s epic novel is a passionate love story that follows two teenage boys and their entanglement with an older man amid the Easter Rebellion in 1916 Dublin.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the self-actualization and sexual awakening of a young black woman caught in the post-Reconstruction South is a beautiful portrait of a nearly forgotten generation of African-American women.


Valencia by Michelle Tea

A bible of sorts for young lesbians in the ’90s who identified more with riot grrrl than Lilith Fair, Tea’s autobiographical novel is the breathlessly told story of a blue-haired girl named Michelle whose life in the Mission is a beautiful mess of drugs, art, and especially women.

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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 19 May 2015, 23:05

I would definitely read Hysteria by Megan Miranda.

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Post by missbookworm » 23 Jul 2015, 15:20

Patience and Sarah by Isabell Miller

That was my first LGBT book, and I love this book. Plus it's set in the 1800s, which is interesting.

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