trans teen lit

SHOUT OUT TO THE LOVELY TRANS AND GENDER FLUID AND KICK ASS ALEX FIERRO

I LOVE HER SO MUCH AND I LOVE UNCLE RICK SO MUCH AS WELL FOR THE WIDE SPECTRUM OF PEOPLE HE HAS IN HIS BOOKS

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!

TOP SHELF:

  • 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

SECOND SHELF:

  • 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

THIRD SHELF:

  • 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!