LGBTQ Middle Grade Fiction & Graphic Novels

King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

A 2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book!

Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

Winner of the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry!

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself.


A High Five for Glenn Burke Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250763280
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Published: Square Fish - February 23rd, 2021

A heartfelt and relatable novel from Phil Bildner, weaving the real history of Los Angeles Dodger and Oakland Athletic Glenn Burke--the first professional baseball player to come out as gay--into the story of a middle-school kid learning to be himself.


The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984848598
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

New York Times bestselling author David Levithan takes young readers on twisting journey through truth, reality, and fantasy and belief.


Too Bright to See Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593111154
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Published: Dial Books - April 20th, 2021

A haunting ghost story about navigating grief, growing up, and growing into a new gender identity

"A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review
 


You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P! (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545956253
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

Alex Gino, the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of George, is back with another sensitive tale based on increasingly relevant social justice issues.

Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister, Emma, is born deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn.


The Best at It Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062866424
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 6th, 2020

From award-winning actor Maulik Pancholy comes a hilarious and heartfelt middle grade debut about a gay Indian American boy coming into his own. One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this is perfect for fans of Tim Federle’s Nate series.


To Night Owl From Dogfish Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525553243
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Published: Puffin Books - April 28th, 2020

From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.


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The List of Things That Will Not Change Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101938096
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 7th, 2020

EIGHT STARRED REVIEWS! The reassuring book kids and families need right now.

"An absolute original . . . a story that kids will love." --R. J. Palacio, bestselling author of Wonder


George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545812573
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

The unforgettable debut from Stonewall Award Winner Alex Gino.

George joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever.


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Rick Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338048100
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 21st, 2020

From the award-winning author of George, the story of a boy named Rick who needs to explore his own identity apart from his jerk of a best friend.

Rick's never questioned much. He's gone along with his best friend Jeff even when Jeff's acted like a bully and a jerk.


Star-Crossed Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481478496
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Published: Aladdin - March 13th, 2018

Twelve-year-old Mattie wrestles with her crush on Gemma as they participate in their school production of Romeo and Juliet in what School Library Journal calls “a fine choice for middle school libraries in need of accessible LGBTQ stories.”

Twelve-year-old Mattie is thrilled when she learns the eighth grade play will be Romeo and Juliet.


The Only Black Girls in Town Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316456401
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

From award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert comes a debut middle-grade novel about the only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only Black girl in town for years.


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The Witch Boy Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

From the illustrator of the web comic Strong Female Protagonist comes a debut middle-grade graphic novel about family, identity, courage -- and magic.

In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . .


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316515474
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.


Better Nate Than Ever Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534429130
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid.


Drama Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545326995
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing.


The Deep & Dark Blue Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316486019
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

The Witch Boy meets The Legend of Korra in this breathtaking, epic graphic novel.
After a terrible political coup usurps their noble house, Hawke and Grayson flee to stay alive and assume new identities, Hanna and Grayce. Desperation and chance lead them to the Communion of Blue, an order of magical women who spin the threads of reality to their will.


Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338129311
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.

Winner of the Stonewall Book AwardWinner of the Lambda Literary AwardCaroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and 12-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately.


The The Lotterys Plus One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545925846
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 31st, 2018

The bestselling author of the adult novel Room bursts onto the children's book scene with this cross between Little Miss Sunshine, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Modern Family.

Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed "good girl" of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family.


Princess Princess Ever After Cover Image
By K. O'Neill, K. O'Neill (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620107140
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Published: Oni Press - March 3rd, 2020

Available for the first time in paperback, Princess Princess Ever After is the award-winning, queer graphic novel from K.


Zenobia July Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451479402
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019

The critically acclaimed author of Felix Yz crafts a bold, heartfelt story about a trans girl solving a cyber mystery and coming into her own.


The Tea Dragon Society Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620104415
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Published: Oni Press - October 31st, 2017

The Tea Dragon Society is the two-time Eisner Award-winning gentle fantasy that follows the story of a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids
Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Webcomic
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DeadEndia: The Watcher's Test: Book 1 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781910620472
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Published: Nobrow - August 7th, 2018

Barney and his best friend Norma are just trying to get by and keep their jobs, but working at the Dead End theme park also means battling demonic forces, time traveling wizards, and scariest of all--their love lives!


DeadEndia: The Broken Halo: Book 2 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781910620625
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Published: Nobrow - November 5th, 2019

In the second installment of this quirky, heartfelt, LGBTQ adventure comic, war is brewing across the thirteen planes and as always, haunted house attraction and portal to hell Dead End is right at the center of it.


Lily and Dunkin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553536775
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Published: Yearling - May 1st, 2018

NAMED  ONE OF THE BEST KIDS BOOKS OF THE YEAR by NPR  • New York Public Library • JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION • GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS


The Other Boy Cover Image
By M. G. Hennessey, Sfe R. Monster (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062427670
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Published: HarperCollins - June 4th, 2019

A beautifully heartfelt story about one boy’s journey toward acceptance.


The Backstagers Vol. 1 Cover Image
By James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781608869930
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Published: BOOM! Box - July 25th, 2017

All the world's a stage . . . but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic—literally!

When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the only ones who don’t treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers.


The Backstagers Vol. 2 Cover Image
By James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781684150571
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Published: BOOM! Box - February 13th, 2018

All the world's a stage . . . but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic—literally!

Jory and the rest of the Backstagers have one goal this semester: to put on the best show their town’s ever seen. But best laid plans aren’t easy to achieve when there’s an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain!


One True Way Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338181746
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 28th, 2019

A heartening story of two girls who discover their friendship is something more. But how, among their backward town, will Sam and Allie face what they know is true about themselves?

Welcome to Daniel Boone Middle School in the 1970s, where teachers and coaches must hide who they are, and girls who like girls are forced to question their own choices.


Felix Yz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425288511
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Published: Puffin Books - June 5th, 2018

“If it wasn’t for the fused-with-Zyx thing, I suppose I would just be normal—whatever that means.”
 


The Best Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780147515797
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Published: Puffin Books - September 5th, 2017

Newbery Medalist Richard Peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos.


Husky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448484143
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - September 20th, 2016

"[G]enuinely funny, heart-wrenching . . ." - Kirkus Reviews
"[A] moving journey of self-discovery and a gratifying coming-of-age story." - Publishers Weekly
"Husky . . . is a superb addition to the middle grade literary canon." - VOYA Reviews
"There is not a false note in the writing . . ." - Lambda Literary


Drum Roll, Please Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062791153
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Published: HarperCollins - May 14th, 2019

Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat in this big-hearted middle grade novel. One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this is perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Tim Federle's 


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