6th, 7th, and 8th grade can be tough.
Especially with no books to read about anyone else like you. Anyone who thinks they might be Gay. Or Lesbian. Or Bi. Or doesn't really act like a boy "should." Or a girl "should." Or whose parent, or family member, or friend, is GLBTQ.
There ARE some books out there... And here's a list to get you started:
Books About & Where the Kid is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning or Gender Non-Conforming:
House of Hades (part of Rick Riordan's NYTimes Bestselling series)
Better Nate Than Ever
Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
The Boy In The Dress
Letters In The Attic
My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park
If You Believe In Mermaids... Don't Tell
From Alice To Zen and Everyone In Between
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
The Boys and The Bees
Wandering Son, book 1
Wandering Son, book 2
Drama (graphic novel)
So Hard To Say
Sam & Aaron (a wordless online graphic short story that’s free)
Jacob, King of Portalia
Learning To Kiss Girls
Books About & Where someone in the Kid's life is GLBTQ
The Popularity Papers (series)
No Big Deal
The Manny Files
Hit The Road, Manny
Luv Ya Bunches *
My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer
The Skull Of Truth
Sonny's House Of Spies
Royally Jacked (a.k.a. Royally Crushed)
The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket
Best Friend Next Door
Two Weeks With The Queen
Riding The Rainbow
(*5th grade characters, one of whom has Two Moms, so it's elementary school, really. And, controversy aside, it's not really ABOUT the Two Moms.)
Did I miss any YOU know of? Help me make this GLBTQ Middle Grade Bookshelf comprehensive!
And hey, now you have over 25 books to check out!
Namaste and Happy Reading,
**last update: November 2016**