Young Adult

These titles are all Fiction. Young Adult Non-Fiction can be found under the Non-Fiction heading.

  • B/P/Q/A – MC is bisexual, pansexual, queer/questioning, and/or asexual (B/P = character is questioning on-page which of those labels fits and never decides)
  • + = label is stated explicitly on-page
  • ~Also includes allocishet POVs
  • Titles with MCs of color or indigenous MCs are in purple
  • * = Not yet released
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Please note multi-POV books will be listed twice where more than one list is appropriate.

Gay/Bi/Queer/Questioning/Pan/Ace Male Protagonists

Contemporary

Historical

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Speculative

Lesbian/Bi/Queer/Asexual Female Protagonists

Contemporary

Historical

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Speculative/Paranormal/Magical Realism

Transgender Protagonists (Binary)

Boys, Contemporary

Boys, Speculative

Girls, Contemporary

Girls, Speculative

Non-Binary Protagonists

Bigender

  • *Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert

Demigirl, Fantasy

Genderqueer, Contemporary

Genderqueer, Speculative

Genderfluid, Contemporary

Genderfluid, Speculative

Non-Binary, Contemporary

Non-Binary, Speculative

Intersex Protagonists

(Please note: love interests noted below are only in books where said LI does not have a POV. Characters with POVs are noted as protagonists and included in the above lists.)

Polyamorous Protagonists

Explicitly Bi/Pan Love Interests (to Heterosexual Main Characters)

Explicitly Bi/Pan Love Interests (to Homosexual Main Characters)

Explicitly Bi/Pan Love Interests (to Bi/Pan Main Characters)

Implicitly Bi/Pan LIs to Heterosexual MCs (as seen in Historical/SFF)

Implicitly Bi/Pan LIs to Homosexual MCs (as seen in Historical/SFF)

Implicitly Bi/Pan LIs to Bi/Pan MCs (as seen in Historical/SFF)

Transgender/NB Love Interests (to Cisgender Protagonists)

Transgender/NB Love Interests (to Transgender/NB Protagonists)

Anthologies with Queer Representation

  • All Out and All Out 2 ed. by Saundra Mitchell (entire anthologies)
  • Black Enough ed. by Ibi Zoboi (Jay Coles, Justina Ireland)
  • Feral Youth ed. by Shaun David Hutchinson (Robin Talley)
  • Fresh Ink ed. by Lamar Giles (“Meet Cute” by Malinda Lo, “Why I Learned to Cook” by Sara Farizan, “Catch, Pull, Drive” by Schuyler Bailar
  • Grim ed. by Christine Johnson (“The Twelfth Girl” by Malinda Lo)
  • His Hideous Heart ed. by Dahlia Adler (Dahlia Adler, Rin Chupeco, Tessa Gratton, Emily Lloyd-Jones, Marieke Nijkamp, Caleb Roehrig)
  • Hungry Hearts ed. by Caroline Tung Richmond and Elsie Chapman (Sara Farizan)
  • It’s a Whole Spiel ed. by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman
  • Meet Cute ed. by Jennifer Armentrout (“Print Shop” by Nina LaCour, “Oomph” by Emery Lord, “Somewhere That’s Green” by Meredith Russo)
  • My True Love Gave to Me ed. by Stephanie Perkins (“Your Temporary Santa” by David Levithan)
  • The Radical Element ed. by Jessica Spotswood (“Glamour” by Anna-Marie McLemore, “Step Right Up” by Jessica Spotswood)
  • Summer Days & Summer Nights ed. by Stephanie Perkins (“The End of Love” by Nina LaCour, “Souvenirs” by Tim Federle)
  • Summer Love ed. by Duet Books (entire anthology)
  • Three Sides of a Heart ed. by Natalie C. Parker (Katie Cotugno, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagen, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Julie Murphy, Natalie C. Parker)
  • A Tyranny of Petticoats ed. by Jessica Spotswood (“City of Angels” by Lindsay Smith and “The Whole World is Watching” by Robin Talley)
  • Toil & Trouble ed. by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood (Tehlor Kay Mejia, Tess Sharpe, Elizabeth May)
  • Unbroken ed. by Marieke Nijkamp (“The Leap and the Fall” by Kayla Whaley, “A Play in Many Parts” by Fox Benwell, “The Ballad of Weary Daughters” by Kristine Wyllys, “A Curse, a Kindness” by Corinne Duyvis)
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