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Anger Is A Gift

Anger Is A Gift

Author: Mark Oshiro

Description: Anger Is A Gift is a contemporary novel about a gay African American teen growing up in Oakland, California and dealing with anxiety and panic attacks because of the trauma of his father’s death at the hands of Oakland police.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #africanamerican #black #latinx #mentalhealth #trauma #policebrutality

Citation: Oshiro, M. (2018). Anger Is A Gift. Tor Teen.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Description: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is the story of two Mexican American boys and their struggles with racial and ethnic identity, sexuality, and family.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #latinx #contemporary #rural

Citation: Sáenz, A. ( 2012). Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers.

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Black Wings Beating

Black Wings Beating

Author: Alex London

Description: Black Wings Beating is a fantasy novel with a gay male protagonist and his female twin set in a world where falcons are revered. The two set off on a journey to save their kingdom.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #femaleprotagonist #fantasy #magic

Citation: London, A. (2018). Black Wings Beating. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr).

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Highly Illogical Behavior

Highly Illogical Behavior

Author: John Corey Whaley

Description: Highly Illogical Behavior is a contemporary novel about a boy with agoraphobia who is introduced to a new friend and her boyfriend who try to get him out into the real world. But the protagonist soon starts to grow feelings for his new friend’s boyfriend.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #mentalhealth #contemporary

Citation: Whaley, J. C. (2016). Dial Books.

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History Is All You Left Me

History Is All You Left Me

Author: Adam Silvera

Description: History Is All You Left Me is about a gay teen’s grief, mental health, letting go of his past, and the rebuilding of his new future.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #mentalhealth #grief #suicide

Citation: Silvera, A. (2017). History Is All You Left Me. Soho Teen.

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More Than This

More Than This

Author: Patrick Ness

Description: More Than This is the story of a gay teen who dies and wakes up in an in-between world.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #sciencefiction

Citation: Ness, P. (2014). More Than This. Walker Books Ltd.

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Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing

Author: David Levithan

Description: Two Boys Kissing is a contemporary novel based on a true story of two boys trying to beat the world record for two boys kissing the longest.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #contemporary

Citation: Levithan, D. (2013). Two Boys Kissing. Knopf Books for Young Readers.

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Tyler Johnson Was Here

Tyler Johnson Was Here

Author: Jay Coles

Description: Tyler Johnson Was Here is a contemporary novel about a gay African American teen whose twin brother is shot and killed by the police.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #africanamerican #black #policebrutality #mentalhealth #trauma

Citation: Coles, J. (2018). Tyler Johnson Was Here. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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Rainbow Boys

Rainbow Boys

Author: Alex Sanchez

Description: Rainbow Boys is about three boys with different backgrounds, dealing with various stages of the coming out process.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #contemporary

Citation: Sanchez, A. (2003). Rainbow Boys. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

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You Know Me Well

You Know Me Well

Author: David Levithan and Nina LaCour

Description: You Know Me Well is a contemporary novel told through the alternating perspectives of a gay male teen and a lesbian female teen throughout the course of Pride week in the Bay Area.

Includes: #ownvoices #gay #lesbian #LGBTQIA #maleprotagonist #femaleprotagonist #contemporary

Citation: Levithan, D. & LaCour, N. (2016). You Know Me Well. St. Martin’s Griffin.

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