LGBTQIAP Book Recs

This page is dedicated to discovering and celebrating LGBTQIAP narratives.  Books featured here aim to foster awareness of LGBTQIAP issues and acceptance of diverse communities.  These books are based either on careful research, or on the author’s personal experience as an Own Voices creator.  

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LGBTQIAP Fiction Recs

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera  ★★★★★ | young adult, gay and Latino protagonist, depression and suicide
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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour  ★★★★☆ | young adult, lesbian protagonist, grief and loss
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Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas ★★★★★ | gay Greek-Australian protagonist, homosexuality in sport industry
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For Today I Am A Boy by Kim Fu ★★★★☆ | Chinese-American trans protagonist
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George by Alex Gino ★★★★☆ | junior fiction, trans protagonist, bullying
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The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson ★★★☆☆ | young adult, trans protagonists, bullying
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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera ★★★★★ | young adult, gay protagonist, grief and loss
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ★★★★★ | young adult, gay protagonist
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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo ★★★★☆ | young adult, trans protagonist
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Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour ★★★★☆ | young adult, lesbian protagonist
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan ★★★★☆ | young adult, gay protagonist
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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell ★★★★☆ | young adult fantasy, gay protagonist
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You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan ★★★★☆ | young adult, lesbian protagonist, gay protagonist
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The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis ★★★☆☆ | young adult, gay protagonist
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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera ★★★★☆ | young adult, gay protagonist
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LGBTQIAP Nonfiction Recs

Finding Nevo  by Nevo Zisin ★★★★★ | memoir by Australian non-binary person
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My New Gender Workbook  by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman ★★★★★ | workbook for queer and questioning readers about gender
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Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law ★★★★★ | exploration of LGBTQIA life in different Asian cultures
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Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman ★★★★★ | essays, comic art, conversations from trans-spectrum creators
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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out edited and photographed by Susan Kuklin ★★★★★ | memoir anthology from trans-spectrum teens
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50 Queers Who Changed the World by Dan Jones ★★★★★ | celebration of 50 LGBTQIAP role models in history
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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson ★★★☆☆ | memoir of marriage to gender-fluid partner
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