Multcolib Capitol Hill Picks: Teen science fiction and fantasy with LGBTQ themes
Annotation:As if it's not complicated enough dealing with giant, deadly mantis mutants that only want to eat or have sex, Austin deals with being attracted to both his girlfriend and his best friend. Hilarious, crude, and not for the faint of heart.
Annotation:Finding out your parents are supervillains who will kill you to keep their secret safe can be eye-opening, even for a magic-user, a girl with a pet dinosaur, a time-traveler, the strongest teen on Earth, and an alien.
Annotation:Rudy's life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote, magical island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother, Dylan. Dylan recovers, lonely Rudy deals with his frustrations and feelings for half-human, half-fish boy Teeth.
Annotation:After a terrifying vision, Braden retreats to an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties, where he learns that the head of one dynasty is his father and the guy for whom he is falling is the son of the head of the other dynasty. - See more at: http://multcolib.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2126475068_witch_eyes#sthash.KgvL4uMt.dpuf
Annotation:In the aftermath of a series of plane crashes caused by birds, seventeen-year-old Reese and her debate-team partner, David, receive medical treatment at a secret government facility and become tangled in a conspiracy that is possibly connected with aliens and UFOs.
Annotation:A plane crash on a supposedly deserted island strands 13 beauty pageant contestants including an undercover journalist, a transgendered contestant (also undercover), a rap-loving DJ masquerading as a traditional Indian girl, a "recovering" lesbian, and a sharpshooting Texas pageant princess.
Annotation:Knowing his father lives with the shame of being seen as a murder after being kicked out of the The League of superheroes, the last thing in the world Thom would ever want is to disappoint his father. SoThom keeps two secrets from him: First is that he's gay. The second is that he has the power to heal people.
Annotation:In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.
Annotation:In a Brazil of the distant future, June and Gil become involved with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Três' matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.