Titles that are underlined are hyperlinked to excerpts or for the younger grades a YouTube video of the book being read aloud.

9th Grade

  • American Street by I. Zoboi – Excessive vulgarity: “f*ck” is used 64 times, “b*tch” is used 22 times.
  • America: The Life and Times of America Chavez by G. Rivera – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by Mady G. – LGBTQ: Queer Theory
  • Anger Is a Gift by M. Oshiro – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by B. Saenz – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by S. Kuklin – LGBTQ: transgenderism; sexually explicit content, peer-on-peer child sexual abuse is normalized
  • Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by I. Zoboi – LGBTQ: homosexuality; vulgarity: “f*ck” is used 8 times, “b*tch” is used 22 times.
  • Cub by P. Coccia – LGBTQ: homosexuality, transgenderism, polyamory; sexually explicit content, two adult men kiss a 17 year old boy at the same time, one of them sexually assaults the teen.
  • Darius the Great Is Not Okay by A. Khorram – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Eliza and Her Monsters by F. Zappiea – Vulgarity: “f*ck” used 10 times.
  • Everything, Everything by N. Yoon – Promotes premarital sex, sexually explicit content.
  • Far From The Tree by R. Benway – LGBTQ: transgenderism
  • Fat Angie by E. Charlton-Trujillo – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Fire Song by A. Jones – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Gabi, Girl in Pieces by I. Quintero – frequent theme of premarital sexual activity among high school teens
  • ​Gone, Gone, Gone by H. Moskowitz – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Gravity by L. Lieberman – LGBTQ: homosexuality; sexually explicit content
  • Here to Stay by S. Farizan – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World by K. Jensen – LGBTQ: Queer Theory
  • How to Make a Wish by A. Blake – LGBTQ: homosexuality; masturbation, sexually explicit content
  • If It Makes You Happy by C. Kann – LGBTQ: bisexuality
  • If They Come For Us: Poems by F. Asghar – LGBTQ: homosexuality, transgenderism; sexually explicit content
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by J. Nelson – LGBTQ: homosexuality; teen alcohol use, sexually explicit content, seduction/rape of a 14 year old girl by a 17 year old boy
  • Leah on the Offbeat  by B. Albertalli – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Not Otherwise Specified by H. Moskowitz – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Other Broken Things by C. Desir – teenage alcohol abuse, sexually explicit content, statutory rape (portrays minor as the seducer) of a 17 year old girl by a 38 year old man
  • Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America by A. Reed – LGBTQ: homosexuality; sexual abuse, heterosexual activities
  • Picture Us in the Light by K. Gilbert – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by A. Bongiovanni – LGBTQ: Queer Theory
  • Ramona Blue by J. Murphy – LGBTQ: homosexuality, bisexuality; descriptions of sexual activity
  • Rani Patel In Full Effect by S. Patel – sexual abuse by father, sexually explicit content, seduction/statutory rape of a 16 year old girl by a 30 year old man
  • Season of You & Me by R. Constantine – sexually explicit content
  • Ship It by B. Lundin – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B. Albertalli – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Some Girls Bind by R. James – LGBTQ: transgenderism; teen girl secretly binds her breasts every day to feel less like a girl. Incorporates Queer Theory concepts like “genderqueer.”
  • Summer of Salt by K. Leno – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by J. Kaye – LGBTQ: transgenderism, Queer Theory; a graphic novel about a male who identifies as a woman, suffers from self-loathing, and is obsessed with physically passing as the opposite sex.
  • The LGBT Rights Movement by P. Rarus – LGBTQ: Queer Theory
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by M. Lee – LGBTQ: homosexuality, bisexuality; frequent alcohol use, sexually explicit content
  • The Porcupine of Truth by B. Konigsberg – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by N. Yoon – Descriptive erotic scene between two teens.
  • Two Boys Kissing by D. Levithan – LGBTQ: homosexuality; based on the AIDS crisis and the story of two 17-year-old boys who took part in a 32-hour kissing marathon; descriptions of sexual activity
  • Unbecoming by J. Downham – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Upside of Unrequited by B. Albertalli – LGBTQ: homosexuality, pansexuality; frequent theme of premarital sexual activity among high school teens
  • We Are Okay by N. Lacour – LGBTQ: homosexuality; sexually explicit content, underage drinking
  • What Happened This Summer by P. Yee – LGBTQ: homosexuality; promotes premarital sex.
  • When The Moon Was Ours by A. McLemore – LGBTQ: transgenderism, sexually explicit content
  • Wild Beauty by A. McLemore – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by J. Green – LGBTQ: homosexuality

10th Grade

  • Alex As Well by A. Brugman – main character has an intersex condition; masturbation, sexually explicit content
  • All American Boys by J. Reynolds – excessive vulgarity: f*ck is used 31 times, b*tch is used 2 times, *ssholes is used 16 times.
  • All In Pieces by S. Young – excessive vulgarity: f*ck is used 38 times, b*tch is used 18 times, *sshole is used 28 times.
  • American Street by I. Zoboi – excessive vulgarity: f*ck is used 64 times, b*tch is used 22 times.
  • Anger Is a Gift by M. Oshiro – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Annie On My Mind by N. Garden – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Autoboyography by C. Lauren – LGBTQ: bisexuality; heterosexual activity, premarital sex
  • Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by A. Nutt – LGBTQ: transgenderism
  • Been Here All Along by S. Hall – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Being Jazz: My Life As a Transgender Teen by J. Jennings – LGBTQ: transgenderism
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by S. Kuklin – LGBTQ: transgenderism; sexually explicit content, peer-on-peer child sexual abuse is normalized
  • Bi-Normal by M. Higgins – LGBTQ: homosexuality, bisexuality
  • Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by I. Zoboi – LGBTQ: homosexuality; vulgarity: “f*ck” is used 8 times, “b*tch” is used 22 times.
  • Boy Meets Boy by D. Levithan – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Darius the Great Is Not Okay by A. Khorram – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health by K. Jensen – LGBTQ: transgenderism – chapter titled “Coda” is about a transgender-identified male who is hospitalized for suicide ideation.
  • Draw The Line by L. Linn – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Dreadnought by A. Daniels – LGBTQ: transgenderism; male character supernaturally transformed into a female
  • Everything, Everything by N. Yoon – Promotes premarital sex, sexually explicit content.
  • Far From the Tree by R. Benway – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Femme by M. Bach – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Forward Pass by L. Nicholson – LGBTQ homosexuality; sexual abuse of a female student athlete by female coach
  • Fresh Ink: An Anthology by L. Giles – LGBTQ: homosexuality (one story out of a variety of themes)
  • Gabi, Girl in Pieces by I. Quintero – frequent theme of premarital sexual activity among high school teens
  • Girl Made of Stars by A. Blake – LGBTQ: homosexuality, transgenderism, breast binding; premarital sexual activity
  • Here to Stay by S. Farizan – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World by K. Jensen – LGBTQ: Queer Theory
  • Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by D. Levithan – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • How Many Letters Are In Goodbye? by Y. Cassidy – LGBTQ: homosexuality; child sexual abuse
  • I Am a Feminist: Claiming the F-word in Turbulent Times by M. Polak – LGBTQ: Queer Theory
  • I Am J by C. Beam – LGBTQ: transgenderism, breast binding, cross-sex hormones (testosterone)
  • I’ll Meet You There by H. Demetrios – sexually explicit content; premarital sex
  • I Love You So Mochi by S. Kuhn – LGBTQ: homosexuality (secondary characters)
  • Inexplicable Logic of My Life by B. Saenz – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Keesha’s House by H. Frost – LGBTQ: homosexuality (one story out of a variety of themes)
  • Let’s Talk About Love by C. Kann – LGBTQ: homosexuality, asexuality; descriptions of sexual activity
  • LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by K. Madrone – LGBTQ: Queer Theory; information about STIs, oral sex, anal sex, masturbation, etc.; promotes premarital sexual activity and sexual experimentation
  • Love Drugged by J. Klise – LGBTQ: homosexuality; masturbation, heterosexual activity — an overarching theme is how the male character who is same-sex attracted seeks a “cure” and while doing so objectifies the female character to the point that she becomes a means to an end.
  • Love & Likes of Rukhsana Ali by S. Khan – LGBTQ: homosexuality; descriptions of sexual activity
  • Notes From the Blender by T. Cook – LGBTQ: homosexuality; frequent sexual crudity and references to to pornography use and masturbation
  • No Other World by R. Mehta: LGBTQ: homosexuality, transgenderism (hijra character); heterosexual activity including adulterous behavior
  • Odd One Out by N. Stone – LGBTQ: homosexuality, bisexuality, Queer Theory
  • Picture Us in the Light by K. Gilbert – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Promposal by R. Helms – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Radio Silence by A. Oseman – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Ramona Blue by J. Murphy – LGBTQ: homosexuality, bisexuality; descriptions of sexual activity
  • Rethinking Normal: A Memoir In Transition by K. Hill – LGBTQ: Queer Theory, transgenderism including the use of cross-sex hormones, graphic descriptions of genital surgery; sexually explicit content.
  • Silhouette Of A Sparrow by M. Griffin – LGBTQ: homosexuality; sexually explicit content
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B. Albertalli – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by A. Andrews – LGBTQ: transgenderism, graphic descriptions of phalloplasties, vaginoplasties, and other transgender genital surgeries, use of “packers” and breast binding; premarital sexual activity
  • Swagger by C. Deuker – sexual abuse of a teen by his male coach
  • Tell Me How You Really Feel by A. Safi – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • The Bride Was a Boy by Chii – LGBTQ: transgenderism, genital surgery; graphic novel (manga)
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by E. Danforth – LGBTQ: homosexuality, teen is sent to a conversion camp
  • The Radius of Us by M. Marquardt – vulgarity: f*ck is used 10 times, b*tch is used 3 times, *sshole is used 3 times, b*stard is used 3 times.
  • This Is Kind of An Epic Love Story by K. Callender – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Vast Fields of Ordinary by N. Burd – LGBTQ: homosexuality; descriptions of sexual activity
  • We Are Okay by N. Lacour – LGBTQ: homosexuality; sexually explicit content, underage drinking
  • We Set The Dark On Fire by T. Mejia – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • What If?: Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian by E. Marcus – LGBTQ: homosexuality; explicit descriptions of sexual activity including oral sex, anal sex, the use of sex toys, 
  • What If It’s Us by B. Albertalli – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • When Everything Feels Like the Movies by R. Reid – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by J. Green – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • With or Without You by B. Farrey – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Wonders of the Invisible World by C. Barzak – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • You and Me and Him by K. Dinnison – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • You Know Me Well by D. Levithan – LGBTQ: homosexuality

11th Grade

  • After The Shots Drop by R. Ribay – Profanity: “F*ck” used 25 times; “sh*t” word used 15 times
  • America by G. Rivera – Queer Super Hero
  • America 2 by G. Rivera – Queer Super Hero
  • American Panda by G. Chao – Profanity, references to sex, stripping and STDs
  • Anger is a Gift by M. Oshiro
  • Antisocial by J. Blake – Teen anxiety, social media and peer pressure, discussion of STDs
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover … by B. Saenz – LGBTQ themed, vulger language
  • Ash by M. Lo – Lesbian retelling of Cinderella
  • At the Edge of the Universe by S. Hutchinsen – LGBTQ: homosexuality; sexually explicit content; oral sex; promotes sexual activity between high school teens; describes self-harm through cutting
  • Bang by B. Lyga – Struggles of a suicidal teen
  • Becoming Nicole, the Trans … by A. Nutt
  • Blood Between Us by Z. Brewer – Themes of adoption, gay sex scene
  • Bloom by K. Panetta – LGBTQ themed
  • Born in Crime by T. Noah – Alcohol, drugs, violence, profanity, e.g. Sh*t 48 times; F* word 22 times
  • City of Saints and Thieves by N. Anderson – Focus on plight of young woman who is sexually trafficked. Violence, profanity
  • Crazy Buch by W. Perdomo – Crude Language
  • Dear Rachel Maddow by A. Kisner – Gay protagonist; profanity; F* word 54 times; Sh* word 57 times
  • (Don’t) Call Me Crazy by Jensen, K – Accounts of mental illness, including suicide, drug & alcohol abuse. Crude language
  • Double Exposure by B. Birdsall – Focuses on an intersex character and includes scenes of bullying, assault, and includes profanity
  • Drag Teen by J. Self – LGBTQ themed
  • Early History of the Gay Rights Movement by G. Baldino – History of the fight for LGBTQ rights
  • Education of Margot Sanchez by L. Rivera – Vulgar language; F* word 28 times; sh*t word 25 times etc.
  • Emergency Contact by M. Choi – Profanity, references to abortion, birth control, sex, drug and alcohol abuse
  • Enter The Title Here by R. Kanakia – Coarse language
  • Everything Leads To You by N. Lacour – Lesbian themed, crude language
  • Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks by N. Burgoine – Gay character
  • Fans of the Impossible Life by K. Scelsa – Homosexuality, drug abuse, mental illness and profanity.
  • Far From the Tree by R. Benway – Contains themes of sex and loss of virginity and teen pregnancy, as well as adoption/foster care and domestic abuse. Profanity
  • Final Draft by R. Redgate – LGBTQ Themed
  • Funny Boy by S. Selvadurai – LGBTQ Themed
  • Girl Like That by T. Bhathena – Graphic episodes of violence (particularly against women) and drug use
  • Girl Made of Stars by A. Blake – Focus is on gay and non-binary characters. Includes sex scenes, teen drinking, violence, and assault
  • Girl Out of Water by L. Silverman – Crude Language, e.g., F* word 47 times etc.
  • Good Country by L. Khadivi – Sex, drugs & alcohol; Islamic radicalization; profanity: F* word used 53 times
  • He Said, She Said by K. Alexander – Labeled “realistic” view into the lives of teens. Includes sex talk and sexual situations, including underage sex, oral sex, abortion and a sex tape. Includes profanity, drug use, and violence
  • Histroy Is All You Left Me by A. Silvera – LGBTQ themed
  • Holding Up the Universe by J. Niveny – Sexual content, violence, Profanity, e.g. Sh*t 37 times; F* word 29 times
  • How to Make a Wish by A. Blake – LGBTQ characters, portrayal of alcoholic and neglectful parents
  • If I Was Your Girl by M. Russo – LGBTQ: transgenderism including use of cross-sex hormones, genital surgery at age 18 and dilating. Stealth dating: heterosexual man kisses and fondles another male unknowingly. Describes a suicide attempt via overdose
  • I’ll Give You The Sun by J. Nelson – Teen sexual awakening, including gay, teen-adult and adulterous relationships; teen drinking, rape, profanity
  • Internment by S. Ahmed – Dystopian novel containing scenes of violence and some profanity
  • Iron River by D. Acosta – Themes of race, gender, sexuality, class, incarceration, and death
  • It’s Trevor Noah by T. Noah
  • Jaya and Rasa by S. Patrel – Protagonist are a transgender teen and a prostitute
  • Kaleidoscope Song by F. Benwell – Portrayal of a lesbian relationship/first love
  • Kids of Appetite by D. Arnold – Occassional profanity and references to domestic abuse, adultery and violence
  • Last Leaves Falling by S. Benwell – Theme of assisted suicide
  • Last Seen Leaving by C. Roehrig – LGBTQ Themed; Vulgar language; F* word 61 times etc.
  • Leah on the Offbeat by B. Albertalli – Themes of bisexuality and coming out to family and friends. Liberal use of profanity and scenes of underage drinking
  • Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by N. Anderson – Themes of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism, violence
  • Let’s Talk About Love by C. Kann – LGBTQ themed, Profanity: F* word used 16 times
  • Line In The Dark by M. Lo – Lesbian themed
  • Little Fires Everywhere by C. Ng – Teen sex; some profanity; pot smoking. Parent having sex in the front seat of a car, with young daughter sleeping in the back.
  • Love & Lies Of Rukhsana Ali by S. Khan – Lesbian themed; graphic description of rape & murder
  • Love, Hate and Other Filters by S. Ahmed – Theme of overcoming ‘traditional parents,’ Islamophobia. Includes scenes of violence (a terroist attack) and strong language
  • Lucky Few by K. Ormsbee – Crude Lanuage; F* word 16 times; Sh*t word 21 times etc.
  • More Happy Than Not by A. Silvera – Includes gay & straight sex, frequent strong language, including coarse sex related language; protagonists involved with alcohol, weed and violence
  • Moxie by J. Mathieu – Over the top sexual harassment; profanity: F* word used 25 times, Sh* word 25 times
  • Necessary Hunger by N. Revoyr – Lesbian themed, crude language
  • Not If I See You First by E. Lindstrom – Profanity: F* word used 17 times; Sh* word 22 times; Bit* word 18 times
  • Not The Girls You’re Looking For by A. Safi – Profane throughout; graphic sex, drug use, heaving drinking
  • Noteworthy by R. Redgate – LGBTQ Themed, Crude Language
  • On A Clear Day by W. Myers – Profane
  • One Man Guy by M. Barakiva – LGBTQ themed novel about a young teen’s first romance. On the Rainbow Project Book List
  • Out of Nowhere by M. Padian – Course language; F* word 13 times; sh*t 24 times, As* 21 times etc.
  • Perfect Ten by L. Philips – Gay Themed; crude language
  • Pioneers Of Lgbtq+ Rights by E. Mcgrody – Pioneers of LGBTQ Rightss
  • Poet X by E. Acevedo – Contains themes of harrassment and domestic abuse, sexual exploration and gay characters, gender politics and religion
  • Porcupine Of Truth by B. Konigsberg – Homosexuality, alcoholism, broken family, profanity: F* word used 28 times, Sh* word 29 times
  • Puddin’ by J. Murphy – Pervasive sexual overtones; profanity includes the F*k, sh*t, bitc*, di*k words
  • Queer, There & Everywhere by S. Prager – Unverified LGBTQ History
  • Radio Silence by Oseman
  • Radius Of Us by M. Marguardt – Drugs, violence, corruption, trauma and family separation; coarce language
  • Release by P. Ness – Graphic sex with same and opposite sex partners; profanity, drug, alcohol
  • Road To Marriage Equality by J. Mazurek – History of LGBTQ rights movement
  • Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by S. Oaks – Cruelty, horror, some profanity
  • Saints and Misfits by S. Ali – Profanity and mention of an attempted sexual assault and harassment
  • She/he/they/me … by R. Ryle – If your child is not obsessed or confused about his/her generder identity before reading this book he/she will be afterward
  • Shiny Broken Pieces by S. Charaipotra – Lesbian characters
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B. Albertalli – Teen boy comes out as gay and begins his first relationship. Portrayal of profanity, sex talk and teen drinking
  • Solo by K. Alexander – Themes of addiction, death of a parent, adoption as well as teen sexuality and first love
  • Starfish by A. Bowman – LGBTQ characters, portrayal of physical and sexual abuse, suicide and teen drinking
  • Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by A. Bausum – History of the fight for LGBTQ rights for teens
  • Sweet Blue Flowers by T. Shimura – LGBTQ themed
  • Symptoms of a Heartbreak by S. Charaipotra – Profanity, drinking and drug use
  • Tash Hearts Tolstoy by K. Ormsbee – Asexual main character; crude language
  • That Blue Feeling:2 by A. Ohur – Homosexual Themed
  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. Johnston – Features LGBT & intersex relationships
  • The Mothers by B. Bennett – Themes of abortion, suicide, and race relations. Includes scenes of teen sex and drinking, profanity
  • The Rose and the Dagger by R. Ahdieh – Depictions of violence and sex, including attempted assault
  • The Same Blood by M. Azmitia – Portrayal of mental health issues, suicide, teen drinking and rehab. Profanity
  • This Will Be My Undoing by M. Jerkins – Themes of race, gender & misogany with sexually explicite content and profanity
  • Time Bomb by J. Charbonneau – Profanity, same sex kiss
  • Tiny Pretty Things by S. Charaipotra – Lesbian characters
  • True Adventures of Nicolo Zen by N. Christopher – Some sexual references, mild profanity
  • Upside of Unrequited by B. Albertalli – LGBTQ characters and discussion of sex, birth control and loss of virginity. Profanity
  • Vanilla by B. Merrell – Protagonists are three teen boys, one a preditory gay, one asexual and the other struggling with gender identity
  • What If It’s Us by B. Albertalli – Labeled a “cute queer teen romance.” Strong profanity and references to teen sex
  • White Rabbit by C. Roehrig – LGBTQ Themed; Vulgar language; F* word 102 times etc.
  • Wild Beauty by Mclenna – Gay, lesbian and bisexual characters
  • With the Fire on High by E. Acevedo – Contains profanity, sexual references and scenes, and teen drinking
  • Wrath and the Dawn by R. Ahdieh – Violence, discussions of adultery and pregnancy loss, and suicide. Mild sex scene and language
  • Wrong in All the Right Ways by T. Brownlee – Romance between the main character and her foster brother

12th Grade

  • At the Edge of the Universe by S. Hutchinsen – LGBTQ: homosexuality; sexually explicit content; oral sex, masturbation, promotes sexual activity between high school teens, describes self-harm through cutting
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by S. Kuklin – LGBTQ: transgenderism; sexually explicit content, peer-on-peer child sexual abuse is normalized
  • Changers: Book One: Drew by T. Cooper – LGBTQ: Queer Theory including gender fluidity
  • Cub by P. Coccia – LGBTQ: homosexuality, transgenderism, polyamory; sexually explicit content, two adult men kiss a 17 year old boy at the same time, one of them sexually assaults the teen.
  • Dime by E. Frank – sexually explicit content, seduction and prostitution of a 14 year old girl by a pimp
  • Freakboy by K. Clark – LGBTQ: transgenderism – male character fantasizes about being female; premarital sexual activity.
  • Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by J. Brown – LGBTQ: homosexuality; excessive vulgarity
  • If I Was Your Girl by M. Russo – LGBTQ: transgenderism including use of cross-sex hormones, genital surgery at age 18 and dilating. Stealth dating: heterosexual man kisses and fondles another male unknowingly. Describes a suicide attempt via overdose.
  • Little & Lion by B. Colber – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Picture Us in the Light by K. Gilbert – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • Rapture Practice: Growing Up Gay In An Evangelical Family by A. Hartzler – LGBTQ: homosexuality; underage drinking; teen premarital sexual activity
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by B. Albertalli – LGBTQ: homosexuality
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by M. Lee – LGBTQ: homosexuality, bisexuality; frequent alcohol use, sexually explicit content
  • The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets by G. Pitman – LGBTQ: Queer Theory
  • Upside of Unrequited by B. Albertalli – LGBTQ: homosexuality, pansexuality; frequent theme of premarital sexual activity among high school teens
  • When The Moon Was Ours by A. McLemore – LGBTQ: transgenderism, sexually explicit content