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!
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?)