2019 YA Books with (Possible) LGBT Themes

This list is for 2019 books with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters or themes. Books on this list must be published for the YA or middle grade market.

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165 books · 184 voters · list created February 9th, 2017 by Rainbowheart (votes) .
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Comments Showing 1-13 of 13 (13 new)

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message 1: by Sophia (new)

Sophia Babai Hi! I was an early reviewer for True Romantics by Sarah Lyu, and while I absolutely love it, there are no LGBT themes -- just wanted to let you know. :)


message 2: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up, Sophia! I removed that one.


message 3: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Isn't Queen of Air and Darkness coming out December this year unless I missed something?


message 4: by Dahlia (new)

Dahlia I can't add it because I'm the "author," but FWIW His Hideous Heart has a bunch of queer narrators (including mine).


message 5: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks, guys! I removed Queen of Air and Darkness and added His Hideous Heart.


message 6: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Shadows You Left. No NA on this list, please.


message 7: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Changing Ways. This is a 2018 release.


message 8: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Reverie, which got pushed to 2020.


message 9: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Red, White and Royal Blue. Per the author, this is adult fiction, not YA.


message 10: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed The Friend System. Looks like this got pushed to 2020.


message 11: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed The Stars Around Us and Rise as One, which both got pushed to 2020.


message 12: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Shotwell Hello,
My YA book (which is a Goodreads book), No Doubt In My Mind, has a prominent gay character and because the book takes place in 1968, it gives a rare historical perspective. I hope you'll include it on your list. Thanks so much!
Sheila Solomon Shotwell
sheilasolomonshotwell.com


message 13: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed There Goes Sunday School. This is a 2018 release.


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