Rainbow Reads for Teens on Hoopla

Rainbow Reads for Teens on Hoopla

Celebrate Pride Month by reading a LGBTQIA+ book! 

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Compiled by:
Lizzy S.

eBooks

All Out

Saundra Mitchell
- Editor

Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.

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Of Fire and Stars

Audrey Coulthurst

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia's marriage will seal the alliance between their homelands, protecting her people from other hostile kingdoms. But Denna possesses an Affinity for fire--a dangerous gift for the future queen of a land where magic is forbidden. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria's formidable warhorses before her coronation--and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the Princess Amaranthine (Mare), sister of her betrothed. When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit.  Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms--and each other.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Mackenzi Lee

Henry "Monty" Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval of his father. His quest for pleasures and vices have led to one last hedonistic hurrah as Monty, his best friend and crush Percy, and Monty's sister Felicity begin a Grand Tour of Europe. When a reckless decision turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything Monty knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

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Girl Mans Up

M-E Girard

In Ontario, Pen is a sixteen-year-old girl who looks like a boy. She's fine with it, but everyone else is uncomfortable--especially her Portuguese immigrant parents and her manipulative neighbor who doesn't want her to find a group of real friends.

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I Hope You Get This Message

Farah Naz Rishi

News stations across the country are reporting mysterious messages that Earth has been receiving from a planet--Alma--claiming to be its creator. If they're being interpreted correctly, in seven days Alma will hit the kill switch on their "colony" Earth. True or not, for teenagers Jesse Hewitt, Cate Collins, and Adeem Khan, the prospect of this ticking time bomb will change their lives forever. With only a week to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem's paths collide as their worlds are pulled apart.

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Ink in the Blood

Kim Smejkal

Celia and Anya, friends who use tattoo magic to send divine messages, must rely on one another to survive when they discover the fake deity they serve is very real--and very angry.

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It’s Not Like It’s a Secret

Misa Sugiura

Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don't invite her to parties. Some are big, like that fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there's the one that she can barely even admit to herself -- the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend. When Sana and her family move to California she begins to wonder if it's finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez.

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Not Your Sidekick

CB Lee

Welcome to Andover... where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship--only it turns out to be for the town's most heinous supervillain.

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Outrun the Wind

Elizabeth Tammi

The Huntresses of Artemis must obey two rules: never disobey the goddess, and never fall in love. After being rescued from a harrowing life as an Oracle of Delphi, Kahina is glad to be a part of the Hunt; living among a group of female warriors gives her a chance to reclaim her strength. But when a routine mission goes awry, Kahina breaks the first rule in order to save the legendary huntress Atalanta. As her connection to Atalanta deepens, Kahina finds herself in danger of breaking Artemis's second rule. 

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Reverie

Ryan La Sala

While recovering from an attack that leaves him without his memory, gay teenager Kane Montgomery stumbles into a world where dreams known as reveries take on a life of their own, and it is up to Kane and a few unlikely allies to stop them before they spillover into the waking world.

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Running with Lions

Julian Winters

Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie Sebastian Hughes should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing, and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood-best-friend Emir Shah shows up at summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him.

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They Both Die at the End

Adam Silvera

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure--to live a lifetime in a single day.

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This Book is Gay

James Dawson

"Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder.

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Timekeeper

Tara Sim

In an alternate 1875 England, seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny, aided by the boy he loves, must discover who is sabotaging the towers that control the flow of time and stop him or her before it is too late.

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Tomboy

Liz Prince

Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.

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We Are Lost and Found

Helene Dunbar

In 1983 New York, Michael tries to forget about his father's anger, the pressure of school, and the threat of AIDS by escaping to The Echo, where he dances with abandon and attracts the interest of another boy.

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eAudiobooks

Honor Girl

Maggie Thrash

Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing . . . until one confounding moment.

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I Wish You All the Best

Mason Deaver

After coming out as nonbinary, Ben must leave home and goes to live with a sister and her husband to finish the last year of high school.

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Rick

Alex Gino

Eleven-year-old Rick Ramsey has generally gone along with everybody, just not making waves, even though he is increasingly uncomfortable with his father's jokes about girls, and his best friend's explicit talk about sex; but now in middle school he discovers the Rainbow Spectrum club, where kids of many genders and identities can express themselves--and maybe among them he can find new friends and discover his own identity, which may just be to opt out of sex altogether.

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eGraphic Novels

The Backstagers, Vol. 1: Rebels Without Applause

James Tynion IV

All the world's a stage . . . but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic--literally! When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he's taken in by the only ones who don't treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Not only does he gain great, lifetime friends, Jory is also introduced to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain.

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Heavy Vinyl

Carly Usdin

Film and TV director Carly Usdin (Suicide Kale) teams up with breakout artist Nina Vakueva (Lilith's Word) for a new series that's music to our ears! New Jersey, 1998. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She's prepared to deal with anything-misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie. But when the staff's favorite singer mysteriously vanishes the night before her band's show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl| her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!

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Love is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting

The comic book industry comes together to support the survivors and honor those killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016. Writers and artists from across the globe have created exclusive new material expressing their sorrow, compassion, frustration, and hope, all inspired by the tragic events. In doing so, they celebrate the victims, survivors, and their families while also spreading a message of peace and inclusion.

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Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew

Grace Ellis

In the little college town of Blitheton, fantasy creatures live cozy, normal lives right alongside humans, and werewolf barista Julie strives to be the most normal of all. But all heck breaks loose when she and her new girlfriend Selena go on a disastrous first date that ends with a magician casting a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it's up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it's too late!

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Motor Crush, Vol. 1

Brenden Fletcher

Welcome to beautiful Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world. It is the home of the prestigious World Grand Prix, the illegal street race The Cannonball, and the racer caught between both of them, Domino Swift. Domino is one of the best racers on any circuit. By day, she competes for fame and fortune in the WGP. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting machine stimulant known as Crush.

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Taproot: A Story About a Gardener and a Ghost

Keezy Young

Blue is having a hard time moving on. He's in love with his best friend. He's also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart's content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal's strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means...leaving him.

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