List: YA Books About Coming Out and Same-Sex Relationships

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 4:41 pm

My good friend Sandie is my go-to for YA literature as she is not only very knowledgeable but also very insightful, with superb taste. As a part of her series of books that explore issues of diversity, understanding, and identity, she has put together a list of the best YA books that explore LGBT issues. This is of course especially important for adolescents because that is when they first begin to try to understand their own sexuality and that of those around them. Most LGBT kids grow up in cis- and gender-confirming homes. So the opportunity for them to find characters in literature who can make them feel understood and less alone is vital. Many thanks to Sandie and the rest of Teen Lit Rocks for this resource.

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2 Replies to “List: YA Books About Coming Out and Same-Sex Relationships”

  1. Thanks for sharing the list, Nell! I think it’s so important for teens to see representations of all kinds of people in young adult literature.

    1. My pleasure, Sandie! I am so glad you are helping these books find their audience and helping teens who need to understand themselves and their friends to find these books.

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