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A Love That Disturbs

A Love That Disturbs

Author: Medeia Sharif

Description: A Love That Disturbs is a contemporary novel about a Pakistani-American Muslim girl who wears hijab and falls for a Latina girl with a bad reputation.

Includes: #lesbian #LGBTQIA #femaleprotagonist #asianamerican #pakistani #latinx #interraciallove #contemporary

Citation: Sharif, M. (2016). A Love That Disturbs. Evernight Teen.

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Huntress

Huntress

Author: Malinda Lo

Description: Huntress is a fantasy novel about a young Asian lesbian girl who must save her kingdom.

Includes: #ownvoices #lesbian #LGBTQIA #femaleprotagonist #asianamerican #fantasy #magic

Citation: Lo, M. (2011). Huntress. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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If You Could Be Mine

If You Could Be Mine

Author: Sara Farizan

Description: If You Could Be Mine is a novel set in Iran where homosexuality is a sin. It follows a female protagonist who is in love with her female best friend. When her friend’s parents decide to plan an arranged marriage for her friend, she decides she will complete gender reassignment surgery in order to become a man so that she can legally marry her true love.

Includes: #ownvoices #lesbian #nonbinary #LGBTQIA #femaleprotagonist #asianamerican #iranian #contemporary

Citation: Farizan, S. (2013). If You Could Be Mine. Alqonquin Young Readers.

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It's Not Like It's A Secret

It’s Not Like It’s A Secret

Author: Misa Sugiura

Description: It’s Not Like It’s A Secret is a contemporary coming of age novel about an Asian American female protagonist who is coming to terms with the fact that she might be a lesbian because she starts to realize that she might have feelings for her Latina friend.

Includes: #lesbian #LGBTQIA #femaleprotagonist #asianamerican #latinx #interraciallove #contemporary

Citation: Sugiura, M. (2017).It’s Not Like It’s A Secret. HarperTeen.

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Juliet Takes A Breath

Juliet Takes A Breath

Author: Gabby Rivera

Description: Juliet Takes A Breath is about a Latina teen who comes out to her parents and then runs away to the other side of the country to intern for a white feminist writer.

Includes: #ownvoices #lesbian #LGBTQIA #femaleprotagonist #latinx #privilege

Citation: Rivera, G. (2016). Juliet Takes A Breath. Riverdale Avenue Books.

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Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel

Author: Sara Farizan

Description: Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel is a coming of age story about a young Persian American girl who realizes she is a lesbian.

Includes: #ownvoices #lesbian #LGBTQIA #asianamerican #iranian #interraciallove #femaleprotagonist #contemporary

Citation: Farizan, S. (2014). Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel. Algonquin Young Reader.

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The House You Pass On The Way

The House You Pass On The Way

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Description: The House You Pass On The Way is a coming of age story about a biracial African American lesbian girl in the rural south.

Includes: #ownvoices #lesbian #LGBTQIA #femaleprotagonist #biracial #africanamerican #black #historical #rural

Citation: Woodson, J. (2003). The House You Pass On The Way. Speak.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Author: Emily M. Danforth

Description: The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a novel set in the late 1980s and early 1990s about a lesbian teen growing up in a Christian community in rural Montana.

Includes: #ownvoices #lesbian #LGBTQIA #femaleprotagonist #gayconversion #rural

Citation: Danforth, E. M. (2012). The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Blazer + Bray.

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We Are Okay

We Are Okay

Author: Nina LaCour

Description: We Are Okay is a story about a white lesbian girl who is simultaneously dealing with the grief of losing both her grandfather who raised her and her first love at the same time.

Includes: #ownvoices #lesbian #LGBTQIA #contemporary #femaleprotagonist #grief #mentalhealth

Citation: LaCour, N. (2017). We Are Okay. Dutton Books for Young Readers.

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Wild Beauty

Wild Beauty

Author: Anna-Marie McLemore

Description: Wild Beauty is a magical realism novel about a family of Latina sisters that tend to a magical garden and hide a dark secret; whoever they love vanishes. The protagonist must fight to ensure that the girl she loves does not disappear.

Includes: #ownvoices #lesbian #LGBTQIA #femaleprotagonist #latinx #magicalrealism #magic #fantasy

Citation: McLamore, A. (2017). Wild Beauty. Feiwel & Friends.

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