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Summer Newsletter 2022 Young Adult LGBTQIA+

Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee

When outspoken, determined Theo (one of the few Asian-Americans and only gay kid at his small high school) and shy, secretive Gabi are thrown into a joint venture, things are tense. Can these seemingly opposite personalities go from enemies to frenemies to something more? This is a fun and fresh rom-com that reminds us that being a teenager isn’t just about growing into who you are meant to be, but also about letting go of some of who you thought you were.  —S.M.C.

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ISBN: 9780063210271
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 10th, 2022

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

Yamilet just transferred to a private catholic school in order to keep her brother out of trouble. After a big friendship breakup, Yami forces herself to appear straight in order to make new friends and not stick out amongst her peers. Sonora Reyes' writing shines, all the while tackling the intersection between homophobia, race, and religion with the utmost care and love. I found myself smiling and laughing a lot while reading  this book, and only crying a tiny bit.  —Andrea

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ISBN: 9780063060234
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022

Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda

I love this book. Maggie Gonzales’s challenge to herself to figure out her feelings between her best friend, old love, and new romance is so real, as is her uncertainty about the future. Awesome friends and family are vibrant on the page; their modern-day Texas is vividly alive with the music, fashion, photography, and food of the Rio Grande Valley. Filled with the best parts of high school, while not flinching from real problems and consequences, this is the perfect teen dating novel to fall into .—Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781250822055
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 24th, 2022

Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White

At the outset, 16-year-old Benji escapes the murderous doomsday cult he's been raised in, where his trans identity is not accepted, but not before they inject him with a biological weapon that will soon transform him into a monster. He lands at the Acheson LGBTQ+ Center in a nearby city, where he befriends a group of young queer survivors and together they make a plan to fight back. Not for the faint of heart, this novel is full of intense body horror, violence, and wonderful characters you will come to love.  —Zoe

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ISBN: 9781682633243
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Published: Peachtree Teen - June 7th, 2022

The Witch King (Witch King Duology, Book 1) by H. E. Edgmon

A punk fight for selfhood and a throne, this story is a defiant celebration of queerness and survival. Wyatt Croft, our trans gay witch protagonist, refuses to be anything but himself in spite of oppression, prejudice, intrigue, violence, and even those he loves. Edgmon delights in their fae, witch, and human cast of characters, while dreaming of a better way. A lightly drawn fantasy for fans of Holly Black, TJ Klune, and Charlie Jane Anders.  —Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781335425843
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Published: Inkyard Press - April 19th, 2022

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

All Chloe wants is to be class valedictorian and to beat Shara Wheeler to it. This goal comes crumbling down when Shara Gone Girl’s herself just a month before graduation after kissing Chloe and two other people. Following a trail of pink stationery, Chloe must come to terms with buried feelings and accept that not everyone is what she expected, especially herself. Casey McQuiston's debut YA novel is a definite LGBTQIA+ hit!  —Andrea

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ISBN: 9781250244451
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 3rd, 2022

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