Quiz: Which Trans YA Book Should You Read This Pride Month?

Trans YA has come a long way in the past decade, with talented trans and nonbinary writers finally being given the resources and publication opportunities they deserve. (I should note, though, white authors are still overrepresented here — as they are in cis queer lit — and publishing needs to do better!). At the same time, we are witnessing a huge backlash with widespread challenges to and censorship of books by and/or about LGBTQ+ and/or people of color happening in the US right now. It’s alarming and disturbing. Here is an anti-censorship toolkit that you can use to help. Once you’ve helped get trans YA books like these in the hands of youth who need them, pick up one of them yourself. Take this quiz to find out which one is for you!

Which YA subgenre are you in the mood for?(Required)
Choose a 90s band:(Required)
What's the perfect prom outfit?(Required)
Photo of Janelle Monaé by Randy Shropshire / Stringer via Getty Images; Photo of Janet Jackson by Aaron J. Thornton / Contributor via Getty Images
Choose a teen movie:(Required)
Pick a high school character type:(Required)
Which trans flag themed gift are you treating yourself to this Pride season?(Required)
What are your Pride weekend plans?(Required)
Where are you at a high school party?(Required)
What's your ideal after school snack?(Required)
Choose a high school sport:(Required)
What was your favorite high school subject?(Required)
Choose a trans or nonbinary celebrity:(Required)
What shoes are you wearing to the first day of school?(Required)
What was your favorite extracurricular or after school activity?(Required)
What reading mood are you in?(Required)

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Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer, librarian, and new parent. She writes for Book Riot and Autostraddle about queer and/or bookish stuff. Ask her about cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer books, drinking tea, and her baby. Her website is Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. Find her on Twitter, Litsy, Storygraph Goodreads and Instagram.

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  1. I think “math” is missing from several of the answer choices. That was my high school sport (“mathletics”), favorite subject, and extracurricular activity. I’ve spent a decent amount of time in pursuit of books about people who don’t hate math, so maybe there just aren’t many options for the math lovers out there. :(

  2. i got Hell Followed With Us! it’s been on my tbr for months (probably from a previous post by Casey honestly) but none of the libraries i have ebook access to have it yet

    • The books are:

      Cheer Up by Crystal Frasier

      Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White

      Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

      The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

      Boys Run the Riot by Keito Gaku

      The Girl who Believed Beyond all Reason that She Could Fly by Sybil Lamb

      Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

      Lakelore by Anna Marie McLemore


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