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 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

Gay/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

Demigirl, Fantasy

Genderqueer, Contemporary

Genderqueer, Speculative

Genderfluid, Contemporary

Genderfluid, Speculative

Non-Binary, Contemporary

  • *I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

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.)

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 ed. by Saundra Mitchell (entire anthology)
  • Feral Youth ed. by Shaun David Hutchinson (Robin Talley)
  • Grim ed. by Christine Johnson (“The Twelfth Girl” by Malinda Lo)
  • 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)
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