LGBTQIA+ Books & Their Representation


Voice, representation, diversity are what make up a good book. Having a book with a main character like you can be very important however finding those books can be tricky. So, here are five LGBTQIA+ young adult books with great character representation.


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz

According to Good Reads:
“Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship–the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.”


If I Was Your Girl
By Meredith Russo

Macmillan states:
“Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone. But when she meets Grant, Amanda can’t help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past. But Amanda’s terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won’t be able to see past it.”


Annie on My Mind
By Nancy Garden

Good Reads shares:
“This groundbreaking book is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to betrue to each other and their feelings.”




I Wish You All The Best
By Mason Deaver

According to Barnes and Noble:
“When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as non-binary, they’re
thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older
sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas. Struggling with an anxiety
disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, they try to keep a low
profile in a new school.

But Ben’s attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are
thwarted when Nathan Allan, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and
Nathan’s friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and
what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance
to start a happier new life.”


I’ll Give You The Sun
By Jandy Nelson

Good Reads states:
“At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws
constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the
talking for both of them.

Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to
change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways… but then
Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor.
The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world.”