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 (under construction)​
  • 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 (under construction)
  • 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

  • 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.

12th Grade (under construction)
  • 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