I’m glad u asked, anon. this is by no means a comprehensive list because I’m limiting it to my absolute favs, but any recommendations would be amazing.
aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin alire saenz
dante teaches aristotle to swim in 1987. although they are different in almost every way, ari is dante’s best friend.
+ most of the characters in this book are poc
lies we tell ourselves by robin talley
sarah is one of the first black students to attend jefferson high school in 1959. linda is the daughter of an outspoken racist. and they like each other.
basically everything david leviathan writes
every day features an agender character who wakes up in a new body each day. it’s so beautiful.
how they met and other stories is an anthology of love stories, most of which are queer
pink by lili wilkinson
ava was the cool sophisticated lesbian until she decided it was boring
the miseducation of cameron post by emily m. danforth
all of the reviews for this book call it a coming of age story and it really is
beauty queens by libba bray
the miss teen dream talent finalists are stranded on a desert island and contemplate how amazing girls are