queer teen lit

Working at Chapters is such a treat, especially when I get the opportunity to do something like this. This is our big Teen feature bay, and the first three shelves are all queer books!


  • Young Avengers (volume 3), Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, Susan Kuklin
  • Love in the Time of Global Warming, Francesca Lia Block
  • Gender Failure, Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves
  • The Will of the Empress, Tamora Pierce


  • The Bermudez Triangle, Maureen Johnson
  • Hero, Perry Moore
  • Ash, Malinda Lo
  • Will Grayson Will Grayson, John Green & David Levithan
  • If You Could Be Mine, Sara Farizan
  • Parrotfish, Ellen Wittlinger
  • More Than This, Patrick Ness


  • Tiger Lily, Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • Pink, Lili Wilkinson
  • Two Boys Kissing, David Levithan
  • Openly Straight, Bill Konigsberg
  • Shine, Lauren Myracle
  • Luna, Julie Anne Peters
  • Empress of the World, Sara Ryan

This is by no means all of our queer teen books, but it’s a great sampling, and I’m so happy that Chapters in board in making sure teenagers of all sorts can easily find books they can identify with. It’s such a safe place to work and to shop, and in this wall is a pretty good representation of all sorts of queer teens, not just the gay and lesbian lit that often takes the spotlight.

I will be putting up reviews for the books on here I’ve personally read shortly, and links will be added as I do so.

If you have any questions about any of these books, or any representation or characters you’re struggling to find books about, don’t be afraid to ask!

Hey, look at this book!

It’s the first in a series, and it’s about queer teenage girls who go to a super-cool  boarding school and learn how to fight evil monsters with the power of glitter, self-care, and friendship- plus it’s happy, uplifting, and refreshingly free of girl hate. And it was written by a Tumblr person! (Plus, did I mention that it’s interactive and that there’s a romance between two of the female main characters?)

Here’s a link!