LGBTQ+ Booklist

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Book recommendations pertaining to LGBTQ+.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Song of AchillesMiller, Madeline2012YA
A
Classical Age1200 BCEEuropeGreeceAchilles
LGBTQ+
Greek Mythology
MN
All OutMitchell, Saundra2020YAvarious1350-1999North America
Europe
United States
Mexico
Great Britain
France
LGBTQ+FN
A Queer History of the United States for Young PeopleBronski, Michael and Chevat, Richie2019YAvarious1500-2019 CENorth AmericaUnited StatesLGBTQ+NFB
S
Blood CountessPopovic, Lana2020YARenaissance1575-1614EuropeHungaryElizabeth Báthory
LGBTQ+
Hungary
F
Bio
N
FingersmithWaters, Sarah2002AIndustrial Age1862EuropeGreat BritainLGBTQ+
Victorian Era
FN
Dread NationIreland, Justina2018YAIndustrial Age1880North AmericaUnited StatesReconstruction
LGBTQ+
HFN
My Dear Henry: A Jekyll and Hyde RemixBayron, Kalynn2023YA
A
Industrial Age1883-1885EuropeGreat BritainVictorian Era
LGBTQ+
Retelling
FN
The Legend of Auntie PoKhor, Shing Yin2021MG
UMG
Industrial Age1885-1886North AmericaUnited StatesLogging Town
Chinese Immigration
Tall Tales and Legends
LGBTQ+
F
OV
GN
Into the Bright Open: A Secret Garden RemixDimaline, Cherie2023UMG
YA
Modern Age1900North AmericaCanadaMetis Nation
Retelling
Indigenous Americans
LGBTQ+
FN
The Color PurpleWalker, Alice1982YA
A
Modern Age1909-1949North AmericaUnited StatesAfrican American History
Jazz Age
LGBTQ+
FN
A Million to OneJaigirdar, Adiba2022YA
A
Modern Age1912EuropeGreat BritainTitanic
Heists
LGBTQ+
FN
Beautiful Little FoolsCantor, Jillian2022AModern Age1918-1923North AmericaUnited StatesJazz Age
LGBTQ+
FB
Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby RemixMcLemore, Anna-Marie2022YA
A
Modern Age1922North AmericaUnited StatesJazz Age
LGBTQ+
Retelling
FN
The DegeneratesMann, J. Albert2020YA
A
Modern Age1928North AmericaUnited StatesEugenics
Institutionalization
LGBTQ+
FN
Nothing Sung and Nothing SpokenTyndall, Nita2022YA
A
Modern Age1938-1945EuropeGermanyWWII
LGBTQ+
FN
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor Jenkins2018YA
A
Modern Age1950-2018North AmericaUnited StatesHollywood
LGBTQ+
FN
Last Night at the Telegraph ClubNichols Lo, Malinda2021YA
A
Modern Age1954North AmericaUnited StatesMcCarthyism
Cold War
Chinese American Immigrants
LGBTQ+
F
OV
N
This Rebel HeartLocke, Katherine2022YA
A
Modern Age1956EuropeHungaryRevolution
Hungarian Revolution
LGBTQ+
FN
History Comics: The Stonewall RiotsBongiovanni, Archie
Andrews, A.
2022YAModern Age1969North AmericaUnited StatesStonewall Riots
Activism
LGBTQ+
FGN
Like a Love StoryNazemian, Abdi2020YA
A
Modern Age1989North AmericaUnited StatesImmigration
LGBTQ+
AIDs Crisis
F
OV
N
The Civil War of Amos AbernathyLeali, Michael2022UMGModern Age2021-2022North AmericaUnited StatesHistory Erasure
LGBTQ+
American Civil War
F

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel
M = memoir