The abyss surrounds us

Skrutskie, Emily, 1993-
Call Number: YA

Cass breeds Reckkoners, sea monsters who protect and guide ships in the future. When she gets kidnapped by pirates and ordered to raise a Reckoner pup she becomes conflicted when she gets to know the trainee in charge of her safety.

Am I Blue: Coming Out from the Silence

A collection of short stories about coming out, growing up LGBTQ, or with LGBTQ family and friends. Written by a variety of popular fiction authors, including Francesca Lia Block.

Ask the passengers : a novel

King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-
Call Number: YA

Astrid Jones sends her love to planes flying overhead because she’s not sure what else to do with it. She feels boxed in by her friends, rejected by her family, and pressured by her sort-of girlfriend, but Astrid is more interested in asking questions than giving herself a label - and that’s where Socrates comes in.

The Bermudez Triangle

Johnson, Maureen, 1973-
Call Number: YA

Also available for download as an e-book

Avery, Nina and Mel have always been best friends. But everything changes when Avery and Mel start dating the summer before senior year while Nina is away at Stanford University for a pre-college program.

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Maroh, Julie, 1985-
Call Number: 740.9999 M354

Also available for download as an e-book.
High school sophomore, Clementine, is thrilled when a cute senior, Thomas, asks her to go out with him. While she’s waiting for Thomas in the town square, she locks eyes with a blue-haired girl she cannot get out of her mind. After months of dating Thomas and dreaming of the blue-haired stranger, Clementine realizes something must change.

Branded by the Pink Triangle

Setterington, Ken.
Call Number: 940.5315 S495

Citrus

Saburouta,
Call Number: 740.9999 C5815 v.1

Yuzu Aihara, a fun loving girl, is transferred to a strict all-girls school due to the remarriage of her mother. Mei Aihara, a hard-working and cold student council president, becomes Yuzu's new step sister. Their "relationship" starts as they are forced to share a room and Mei suddenly kisses Yuzu out of the blue.

Everything Changes

Hale, Samantha (Children's fiction writer).
Call Number: YA

Raven can't really figure out why she's not attracted to the guys at her school. But when she meets her best friend's older sister's college friend, Morgan, and learns she's an out lesbian she quickly discovers her attraction and embarks on her first real relationship.

Everything Leads to You

LaCour, Nina,
Call Number: YA

Also available for download as an e-book.
Aspiring production designer Emi unearths a letter while looking for set pieces at an estate sale, which leads her on a journey that ends and begins with Ava, a drifter and the ultimate recipient of the letter.

Fat Angie

Charlton-Trujillo, e. E.
Call Number: YA

Also available for download as an e-book.
Fat Angie is at war with her memories, memories of her POW sister, her failed suicide attempt, her jerk of a brother, her absent-at-best mother, and the mean girls at school. Fat Angie is at war with herself, until punk beauty KC Sunshine moves to town and shows everyone the beauty that is Angie, starting with Angie.

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens

Huegel, Kelly, 1974-
Call Number: 301.4157 H887 2011

Also available for download as an e-book.
A resource guide for teens who think they may be LGBTQ. It covers topics like: the science of LGBTQ, homophobia, coming out, life at school, dating/relationships, staying healthy, transgender teens, religious life, work, and college.

How Many Letters Are In Goodbye?

Cassidy, Yvonne, 1974-
Call Number: YA

Transplanted from Ireland to Florida after the death of her father, Rhea comes to live with an aunt she hardly knows. Once there she forms a bond with her aunt's boyfriend's daughter only to have her world thrown into disarray and she finds herself homeless and alone in New York City. Now she turns to her mother, dead for the past fifteen years, and the letters she writes to the mother she never really knew reveal the emotional and physical journeys she began long ago.

It Gets Better : Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

Call Number: 301.4157 I885

Also available for download as an e-book.
A collection of first-hand accounts of coming out, surviving bullies, and navigating family issues written for teens by successful out adults like Andy Cohen, Ellen DeGeneres, David Sedaris, Perez Hilton, and JD Samson.

The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves

Call Number: 301.4157 L6514

Also available for download as an e-book.
A collection of letters chock-full of advice by LGBTQ authors to their teenage selves. Contributors include: David Levithan, Armistead Maupin, Brent Hartinger, and Eileen Myles.

Lies we tell ourselves.

Talley, Robin.
Call Number: YA

As one of the first African American students to attend Jefferson High School in 1959 Virginia, Sarah faces discrimination and abuse on a daily basis. When she and the white daughter of a rabid segregationist are forced to work together on a school project, however, the two girls begin to realize they have feelings for one another.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Danforth, Emily M.
Call Number: YA

Also available for download as an e-book.
Set in the late 1980s, early 1990s in rural Montana, Cameron Post grows up with the weight of thinking her attraction to her best friend made her responsible for her parents’ death. When beautiful Coley Taylor joins her church group, Cameron finds herself falling in love with her new friend and must deal with the consequences of being outed as a result.

The porcupine of truth

Konigsberg, Bill,
Call Number: YA

New Yorker, Carson Speier is forced to spend the summer in Montana so his mother can tend to Carson’s estranged, sick father. Once there, he meets Aisha, who has been kicked out of her home after coming out as a lesbian to her conservative father. The two of them soon embark on a road trip after Carson discovers secret letters his grandfather sent to Carson’s dad, who was under the impression he’d been abandoned as a child long ago. 

 

Run

Keplinger, Kody,
Call Number: YA

Bo, the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and Agnes, legally blind and stifling under the protection of her overprotective parents, tell their story in alternating voices. At turns an emotional drama about two friends who evolve into something more and a non-stop tale of two runaways trying to stay on the run until they can figure out where to run to.

Unbecoming

Downham, Jenny,
Call Number: YA

Also available as an e-book and as an e-audiobook.

The lives of three generations of women unfold after Caroline is forced to take in her estranged mother, Mary who suffers from dementia. While desperate to find a home for her, Caroline's daughter Katie assumes more care for the grandmother she's just met, eventually writing a history of the things she remembers while she can still remember them. Mary's history, and the mysteries it reveal, prompt Katie to discover the woman she wants to be.

You Know Me Well

LaCour, Nina,
Call Number: YA

Mark and Kate have been classmates for the past year but wind up meeting for the first time at a bar in the middle of their first San Francisco Pride Week, a week in which they go from strangers to the most unique of friends.