Obviously one of the toughest things with regard to LGBTQIAP+ YA is accessibility, which manifests in a whole bunch of different ways. It’s tough to afford, it’s tough to find, it’s tough sometimes to know what’s queer, it’s tough to buy or borrow the stuff that is queer when you aren’t in a safe environment… it’s a lot.
To help with the “What is queer?” part, especially books you can safely buy/borrow without anyone being the wiser, make sure you check out the Under the Gaydar feature.
To help find some stuff that’s more affordable than your average $10+ book, check out the below (all links go to Amazon Affiliates link):
(Please note that half these titles link to paperbacks, not ebooks)
Superior by Jessica Lack ($1.99)
Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford ($1.99)
The Gay Teen’s Guide to Defeating a Siren by Cody Wagner
How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis ($3.99)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ($4.51)
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsburg ($5.99)
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan ($6.45)
Hero by Perry Moore ($6.48)
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera ($6.70)
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ($6.70)