Queer young adult fiction is exploding right now, but with so much out there, how can you figure out what to read next? These 25 queer YA novels — including superheroes, romance, small-town mysteries, mermaids, assassins and more — all feature or were written by LGBTQ women.
Many books that feature masculine women characters or characters on the trans masculine spectrum show sexual assault. These ones don’t.
“There’s a certain kind of girl you never really see — even when she’s right in front of you. Some of those invisible girls are watching you as carefully as you’re overlooking them. A story of friendship, love, loyalty, and murder.”
The latest installment in the All Out Vancouver series brings back all our favorite characters — and some heavy themes.
Through rule-breaking, more than one unauthorized hot air balloon flight, and a lot of other creative and brave attempts at escape, (RE)Sisters reveals truths about what we know, but may not always be able to say: that we are itching to break free of the implicit and explicit confines the white supremacist, patriarchal, heterosexist, cissexist, ableist, imperialist world puts on us.
“It’s comfortable and utilitarian, and perfect for when you are dreaming about living in a treehouse or wrangling a menagerie of household pets who are trying to eat you.”
Despite its shortcomings when it comes to theory, the story does the important work of allowing the characters to ask questions and struggle with their identities.
Nobody was surprised to hear that Mallory hates boys (and gym).
emily m. danforth answers 36 of your questions about “Cameron Post” and then we’re all gonna talk about the book!
“At some point during my childhood, I may or may not have tried to float across a body of water in a wooden barrel. It didn’t turn out well. Thanks for the splinters Pippi Longstocking.”
“Girls kissing girls in barns, in twisty slides on playgrounds, in abandoned hospitals. Miles City, Montana. The 1990s. Swimming. Summer. Cowgirls. Dinosaur discovering. Ferris Wheels. Conversion therapy. Taco Johns.”
Malinda Lo spoke with Autostraddle about her new book Adaptation, diversity in YA, gay girls making out, and how much she loves us (spoiler alert: a lot).
NPR’s list of Top 100 Choices For Best Teen Novels lacked proper queeriosity. Thus we present our top 20 picks for Queer Teen Novels For Girls.
The 2012 Lambda Literary Award finalists have been announced! I want to read everything.
When you give the gift of reading, you’re giving two gifts — the book, and the gift of reading that you get from reading the book. Does that make sense?
This California teen is working hard to make things better by providing gay books to gay kids all over America.
Is Young Adult fiction unfriendly to LGBTQ characters? The answer is “absolutely not” or “yes,” depending on who you ask.
Did gay books save your life?
Many schools are considering doing away with books — NYTimes debates the issue with Experts, and we have feelings. Also; gay Canadian teens in rural areas are lonely, lesbian activist marries gay man to prove a point, transgender woman on Oprah, first African-American gay speaker of the house in Rhode Island, Utah GBLTs won’t be ignored, and a kickass parody of the offensive Dodge Charger Superbowl Ads.
“”If I’m being totally honest, I have to say that I felt a little awkward once I realized that the main character, Phoebe, is only 13-ish years old.”