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Growing Up Queer: Thoughtful Books About LGBTQ+ Youth
More and more of today's youth are queer. Thankfully, LGBTQ+ representation in media is increasing, giving queer and straight kids alike more choices that reflect their world and lived experiences. But no other entertainment type has embraced telling stories about queer youth as much as the book publishing industry. Below you'll find a vast selection of books for all ages that feature lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, and other queer kids and teens. From beautifully illustrated picture books and empathetic coming-of-age novels to swoon-worthy tales of first loves and suspenseful mysteries, there's something here to interest every kid and young adult. Once you're done here, check out our lists of movies and TV shows about queer youth and LGBTQ+ history.