Booklist-Coming Out: Stories for and about Gay and Lesbian Teens

Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence.
Marion Dane Bauer, ed. (HS)
Short stories for everyone about coming out of the closet.

Annie On My Mind. Nancy Garden. (HS)
The classic teen lesbian love story. Liza and Annie love each other, but will others' fear and ignorance tear them apart?

Baby Be-Bop. Francesca Lia Block. (HS)
This book in the Weetzie Bat series is Dirk's story of coming to terms with his homosexuality as a teen.

Deliver Us From Evie.M.E. Kerr. (HS)
Two girls fall in love, but one is from the wrong side of the tracks. Can their love last?

Eight Seconds. Jean Ferris. (HS)
John loves rodeo school and learning to be a real cowboy but is worried about his growing attraction to one of the other cowboys.

Hard Love. Ellen Wittlinger. (HS)
John falls for a lesbian 'zine writer, convinced that he is the one male who can "change" her.

Hello, I Lied. M.E. Kerr. (HS)
Lang has always known he's gay but is confused when he meets a famous rock star and a sexy French girl and is attracted to the girl.

My Father's Scar. Michael Cart. (HS)
A college student reflects on being a gay teen with an abusive father in a homophobic community.

Out of the Shadows. Sue Hines. (HS)
Everyone has a secret to hide in this Australian novel about teens, families, love, and lies.

The Shared Heart. Photographs by Adam Mastoon. (MS/HS)
Portraits and stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens.

(MS) = Recomended for Middle School Readers
(HS) = Recomended for High School Readers

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