Best Teen & Young Adult LGBT eBooks in 2022

YA LGBT eBooks

There are countless options for YA LGBT eBooks. From George M. Johnson's memoir about growing up Black and queer, to Foxglove Lee's paranormal lesbian novels, you'll find something for every taste and interest level. Here's a list of our favorites:

George M. Johnson's YA memoir explores the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys

"Give them the Damn Information," by George M. Johnson, is a memoir of a black queer boy who struggled with his sexual identity during his early teenage years. Written in the first-person voice of a teacher, this book explores what he wishes someone had told him when he was young. It's a moving and powerful book about coming out and becoming yourself.

As a black boy growing up in New Jersey and Virginia, George M. Johnson encountered many difficulties and triumphs along his way. His experiences as a Black gay boy and HIV activist impacted his life profoundly. Moreover, his memoir chronicles the struggles of other Black queer boys, and is an important read for young readers who are looking for a positive and affirming story about a Black queer life.

Foxglove Lee's supernatural lesbian novels

If you love a good, supernatural story, you'll love Tiffany and Tiger's Eye by Foxglove Lee. This supernatural lesbian YA novel is set in summer 1986, and you'll love the way the main character (Tiffany) overcomes her fears of death. In this novel, Tiffany comes to terms with the fact that she's not gay, but she has a secret that could save her.

Tiffany and Tiger's Eye is set in 1986, in a small town in Michigan, where teenagers are experiencing a summer of dismay, depression, and even death. While her family thinks she's acting out, she can't convince them she's not guilty. She suspects her jealous doll, Yvette. A paranormal lesbian novel, Tiffany and Tiger's Eye will hook you from the start.

Sicardo's book

Taking place in the year 1989, Love, Simon follows a young gay man who is expected to be the perfect role model for teens. However, his secret soon gets into the wrong hands. He must confront the idea of being outed. The novel's award-winning story has also spawned a spin-off Hulu series. While the novel may not be as popular as other books about LGBT teens, it will surely be a favorite among teens and young adults.

Callender's book

The first chapter of Melissa, an LGBT eBook for tweens, sets the stage for the story of a trans girl who wishes to express her true gender. A younger version of Will Grayson, Melissa is eager to be a female character in the upcoming play Charlotte's Web. When she is refused the role, Melissa is frustrated and seeks out other ways to express her identity.

Like a Love Story by Kacen Callender is a slow-burning tale of queerness, individuality, and family dynamics. It's a love letter to the LGBTQ community, featuring a protagonist who is still trying to come to terms with his sexuality. Like a Love Story is a wonderful read about the struggles of a transgender teen as she tries to find her place in the world.

Gracefully Grayson by S.E. Hinton is another great LGBT eBook for tweens. It is the story of a transgender girl who wakes up wearing baggy pants and long shirts. She goes to a thrift shop and tries on dresses, and she is surprised to find that she likes a girl her age, as well as the gender of her 'original' mother. Her mom has sent her a letter to her grandmother, as well as a photo of herself in a tutu, and she discovers that she is a girl. Gracefully Grayson's aunt and uncle are supportive and understanding of Grayson's new identity.

While the drag genre is often not portrayed as a safe place, the stories of the characters are sure to bring a smile to readers' faces. The author, Deonn, is a North Carolina native and the author of the Coretta Scott King Award for her work. The story is filled with diverse characters, including an LGBTQ+ heroine and a Native American boy. Bree, a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, witnesses a demonic attack. She also discovers her own magical abilities and discovers that her mother's death was not an accident.

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