Multcolib My Librarian Matt: It's in his kiss: gay teen fiction

Two Boys Kissing
Two Boys Kissing By Levithan, David Book - 2013 y LEVITHAN 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 18 copies

Annotation:A chorus of men observe and yearn to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Sáenz, Benjamin Alire Book - 2012 y SAENZ 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy
Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy By Wright, Bil Book - 2011 y WRIGHT 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Will Grayson, Will Grayson By Green, John Book - 2010 y GREEN 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 17 copies

Annotation:When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.

Hero By Moore, Perry Book - 2007 y MOORE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:Thom Creed has a dilemma. Make that two dilemmas. He's never told anyone he's gay or about his superpower.

Marco Impossible
Marco Impossible By Moskowitz, Hannah Book - 2013 y MOSKOWITZ 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Two best friends and junior high students attempt to break into the high school prom so that one of them can confess his love for the adorable bass player of the prom band.

The Vast Fields of Ordinary
The Vast Fields of Ordinary By Burd, Nick Book - 2009 y BURD 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The summer after graduating from an Iowa high school, eighteen-year-old Dade Hamilton watches his parents' marriage disintegrate, ends his long-term, secret relationship, comes out of the closet, and savors first love.

Boy Meets Boy
Boy Meets Boy By Levithan, David Book - 2003 y LEVITHAN Available in some locations

Annotation:This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.

Rainbow Boys
Rainbow Boys By Sanchez, Alex Book - 2003 y SANCHEZ 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Three high school seniors, a jock with a girlfriend and an alcoholic father, a closeted gay, and a flamboyant gay rights advocate, struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting feelings about each other.

Gemini Bites
Gemini Bites By Ryan, Patrick Book - 2011 y RYAN 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When their parents announce they are taking in a fellow student for a month, 16-year-old twins Kyle and Judy sit up and take notice. Kyle has just come out of the closet to his family and fears he'll never know what it is like to date a guy. Judy is pretending to be born-again to attract a boy who heads a Bible study group. And Garret Johnson is new in town-- a mysterious loner who claims to be a vampire. Both twins are intrigued.

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Is it in his eyes? Maybe. However, the rapid expansion of teen fiction featuring gay characters offers more than the mincing sidekick of literary past. They're here, queer, and getting used to it. These stories usher in an emerging era of LGBT fiction.