Take 5: New GLBT Titles
Farizan, Sara. If You Could Be Mine. Algonquin Young Readers, 2013. 256 p. $16.99 (ISBN 9781616202514). Grades 9-12.
Iran is a dangerous place for two teenage girls in love.
Love, death, technology and art all come together in this heart stopping tale set in a futuristic Brazil.
R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is a place of magic. A great place for Gene and Micah to hide, and to hide their secrets.
Moynihan, Lindsay. The Waiting Tree. Amazon Children’s Publishing, 2013. 218 p. $17.99. (ISBN 9781477816349). Ages 14 and up.
Simon Peter wants to stand up for the truth of who he is, but it is hard to do in when his entire church and eldest brother have ostracized him. Note: One of the few books that talks about the controversial conversion (aka “reparative”) therapy which some states are now seeking to outlaw.
Now it’s your turn: What 2013 titles would you add to the list? Tell us in the comments.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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