A Queer And Pleasant Danger - Kate Bornstein
9780807001653 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Transgender, Nonbinary
Category: Autobiography, YA
Content: Discrimination, Mental illness, Violence, Self-harm or suicide, Scientology

The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today.
Documenting Light - E E Ottoman
9781942083429 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender, non-binary
Category: Romance
Content: Violence

When Wyatt brings an unidentified photograph to the local historical society, he hopes staff historian Grayson will tell him more about the people in the picture. The subjects in the mysterious photograph sit side by side, their hands close but not touching. One is dark, the other fair. Both wear men’s suits.
Were they friends? Lovers? Business partners? Curiosity drives Grayson and Wyatt to dig deep for information, and the more they learn, the more they begin to wonder — about the photograph, and about themselves.
Grayson has lost his way. He misses the family and friends who anchored him before his transition and the confidence that drove him as a high-achieving graduate student. Wyatt lives in a similar limbo, caring for an ill mother, worrying about money, unsure how and when he might be able to express his nonbinary gender publicly. The growing attraction between Wyatt and Grayson is terrifying — and incredibly exciting.
All Out: The no longer secret stories of queer teens throughout the ages - Saundra Mitchell
9781335470454 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, transgender, asexual, gay
Category: YA, short stories
Content: Not yet tagged

Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
When The Moon Was Ours - Anna-Marie McLemore
9781250160102 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Transgender
Category: Fantasy, YA
Content: Not yet tagged
To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel's skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they're willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.
Tranny - Laura Jane Grace
9780316264372 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender, Bisexual |
Category: Autobiography |
Content:Not yet tagged |

The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers
9780062444134 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Diverse genders
Category: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Diverse genders
Content: Some violence

Rosemary Harper doesn't expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy--exactly what Rosemary wants. It's also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. To survive, Rosemary's got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs--an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn't necessarily the worst thing in the universe.
Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life Of A Transgender Teen - Arin Andrews
9781481416764 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender |
Category: Autobiography |
Content: Discrimination, Self-harm or suicide |

Some Assembly Required is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love. But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts. Rather, some assembly is always required.
Peter Darling - Austin Chant
9781620049808 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Gay, Transgender
Category: YA, Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged
Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is. But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Even more shocking is the attraction Peter never knew he could feel for his old rival, Captain Hook-and the realization that he no longer knows which of them is the real villain.
Parrotfish - Ellen Wittlinger
9781481468107 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender, *
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

"Last week I cut my hair, bought some boys' clothes and shoes, wrapped a large ACE bandage around my chest to flatten my fortunately-not-large breasts, and began looking for a new name." Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl. Her whole life is leading up to the day she decides to become Grady, a guy. While coming out as transgendered feels right to Grady, he isn't prepared for the reaction he gets from everyone else. His mother is upset, his younger sister is mortified, and his best friend, Eve, won't acknowledge him in public. Why can't people just let Grady be himself?
Nevada  - Imogen Binnie
9780983242239 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she'd carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets out on a journey that will most certainly change her forever.
Mask of Shadows - Linsey Miller
9781492665397 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender, Non binary
Category: Science Fiction, Fantasy, YA
Content: Violence*

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class--and the nobles who destroyed their home. When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand--the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears--Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.
Luna - Julie Anne Peters
9780316011273 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change: Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives?
If I Was Your Girl - Meredith Russo
9781250078407 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she's determined not to get too close to anyone.

But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can't help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past. But Amanda's terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won't be able to see past it.

Because the secret that Amanda's been keeping? It's that at her old school, she used to be Andrew. Will the truth cost Amanda her new life, and her new love?
Gracefully Grayson - Ami Polonsky
9781484723654 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination, violence

Alone at home, twelve-year-old Grayson Sender glows, immersed in beautiful thoughts and dreams. But at school, Grayson grasps at shadows, determined to fly under the radar. Because Grayson has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: “he” is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender’s body.

The weight of this secret is crushing, but leaving it behind would mean facing ridicule, scorn, and rejection. Despite these dangers, Grayson’s true self itches to break free. Strengthened by an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher who gives her a chance to step into the spotlight, Grayson might finally have the tools to let her inner light shine.
Freakboy - Kristin Elizabeth Clark
9781250062956 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Not sure

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?
Finding Nevo: How I Confused Everyone - Nevo Zisin
9781925381184 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender, Nonbinary |
Category: Autobiography, YA |
Content: Discrimination |

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer. Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is. Personal, political and passionate, Finding Nevo is an autobiography about gender and everything that comes with it.
Feedback - Mira Grant
9780316379311 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, transgender, bisexual
Category: Science Fiction, Horror
Content: Discrimination, Mental illness, Violence (including sexual violence

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we unleashed something horrifying and unstoppable. The infection spread leaving those afflicted with a single uncontrollable impulse: FEED.Now, twenty years after the Rising, a team of scrappy underdog reporters relentlessly pursue the truth while competing against the superstar Masons, surrounded by the infected, and facing more insidious forces working in the shadows.
Every Heart A Doorway - Seanan McGuire
9780765385505 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Asexual, Bisexual
Category: Fantasy, YA
Content: Mental illness, Violence, Self-harm or suicide
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
Dreadnought - April Daniels
9781682300688 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, agender
Category: Science Fiction, YA
Content: Discrimination, Mental illness, Violence, Self-harm or suicide

Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world's greatest superhero.  If Danny can't sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.
Being Emily - Rachel Gold
9781594935985 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

They say that whoever you are it’s okay, you were born that way. Those words don’t comfort Emily, because she was born Christopher and her insides know that her outsides are all wrong.

They say that it gets better, be who are you and it’ll be fine. For Emily, telling her parents who she really is means a therapist who insists Christopher is normal and Emily is sick. Telling her girlfriend means lectures about how God doesn’t make that kind of mistake.

Emily desperately wants high school in her small Minnesota town to get better. She wants to be the woman she knows is inside, but it’s not until a substitute therapist and a girl named Natalie come into her life that she believes she has a chance of actually Being Emily.
Beautiful Music For Ugly Children - Kristin Cronn-Mills
9780738732510 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

"This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, on community radio 90.3, KZUK. I'm Gabe. Welcome to my show." My birth name is Elizabeth, but I'm a guy. Gabe. My parents think I've gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them, but I know I'm right. I've been a boy my whole life. When you think about it, I'm like a record. Elizabeth is my A side, the song everybody knows, and Gabe is my B side--not heard as often, but just as good. It's time to let my B side play.
Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best Of Kimchi Cuddles - Tikva Wolf
9780996460118 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Asexual, Bisexual, Nonbinary |
Category: Comic book, non fiction |
Content: Not yet tagged |

If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you'll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. Quirky, endearing and charmingly (and sometimes painfully) realistic characters, many based on real people, explore polyamory, queer and genderqueer issues.
Ariah - BR Sanders
9781937365561 | WorldCat Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Asexual, Bisexual
Category: Fantasy
Content: Not yet tagged
Ariah's magical training has been interrupted. Forced to rely on a mentor, Dirva, who is not who he claims to be, and a teacher who is foreign and powerful, Ariah is drawn into a culture wholly different from the elven one that raised him. As his friendship with Dirva's brother blossoms into a surprising romance, and he slowly learns how to control the dangerous magic in his blood, life finally appears to be coming together for Ariah-but love and security are cut short by a tyrannical military empire bent on expanding its borders. War, betrayal, passion, and confusion follow Ariah as his perilous journey leads him beyond the walls of the Empire, and into unfamiliar territory within himself. Along the way, he'll discover just how much he's willing to give up to find his place in the world, and he'll learn what it means to sacrifice himself for freedom-and for love.
Almost Perfect - Brian Katcher
9780385736657 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination, Not yet tagged

Logan Witherspoon befriends Sage Hendricks at a time when he no longer trusts or believes in people. As time goes on, he finds himself drawn to Sage, pulled in by her deep, but sexy feminine voice and her constant smile. Eventually Logan’s feelings for Sage grow so strong that he can’t resist kissing her. Moments later, he wishes he never had. Sage finally discloses her big secret: she was born a boy. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage. Once his anger has cooled, however, his regrets lead him to attempt to rekindle their friendship. But it’s hard to replace something that’s been broken—and it’s even harder to find your way back to friendship when you began with love.
Spy Stuff - Matthew J. Metzger
9781530638772 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Gay, transgender
Category: YA
Content: Not yet tagged

Anton never thought anyone would ever want to date him. Everyone knows nobody wants a transgender boyfriend, right? So he's as shocked as anyone when seemingly-straight Jude Kalinowski asks him out, and doesn't appear to be joking.

The only problem is ... well, Jude doesn't actually know.

Anton can see how this will play out: Jude is a nice guy, and nice guys finish last. And Anton is transgender, and transgender people don't get happy endings. If he tells Jude, it might destroy everything.

And if Jude tells anyone else ... it will.
Gender Failure - Ivan E Coyote & Rae Spoon
9781551525365 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender, non-binary
Category: Poetry and short stories
Content: Discrimination

Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender failures." In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all.

Based on their acclaimed 2012 live show that toured across the United States and in Europe, Gender Failure is a poignant collection of autobiographical essays, lyrics, and images documenting Ivan and Rae's personal journeys from gender failure to gender enlightenment. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, it's a book that will touch LGBTQ readers and others, revealing, with candor and insight, that gender comes in more than two sizes.
I Am J - Cris Beam
9780316053600 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination, Mental illness, Self-harm or suicide

"Hola, Jeni."

J spun. His stomach clenched hard, as though he'd been hit. It was just the neighbor lady, Mercedes. J couldn't muster a hello back, not now; he didn't care that she'd tell his mom he'd been rude. She should know better. Nobody calls me Jeni anymore.

J always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a "real boy" and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible - from his family, from his friends...from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding - it's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost.
This Is How It Always Is - Laurie Frankel
9781250088567| WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Transgender
Category: YA
Content: Discrimination

Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever.
Lumberjanes - Noelle Stevenson et al
9781608866878 | WorldCat | Book Depository
Representation: Lesbian, gay transgender
Category: Children's books & Picture books, Fantasy
Content: Some violence

Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake. And with the talent of acclaimed cartoonist Noelle Stevenson, talented newcomer Grace Ellis writing, and Brooke Allen on art, this is going to be a spectacular series that you won't want to miss