Let's talk rainbow youth

Unley Library’s Rainbow Youth booklist is a mix of fiction, graphic novel, memoir and nonfiction titles exploring queer stories and experiences. 

Representation matters. For young people questioning or exploring their sexuality or gender it can be extremely affirming to read about characters and stories that reflect them. For friends and family wanting to support their lgbtiqa+ loved one reading these stories can give insight and understanding. The fiction titles in this booklist feature positive and diverse characters set within a range of genres and plots. As well as the linking themes of queer lives, the books also cover topics including familial, platonic and romantic relationships, mental health, body positivity, disability, race, bullying, harassment, masculinity and feminism. The nonfiction titles aimed at lgbtiqa+ people and their allies include sexual education books, gender and sexuality theory, queer terminology reference guides, trans stories and pronoun guides.

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Rainbow Youth

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Finding Nevo
A Song Only I Can Hear
The Last True Poets of the Sea
The Dead and the Dark
At the Edge of the Universe
I Have Lost My Way
Hold Still
Darius the Great Is Not Okay
Darius the Great Deserves Better
History Is All You Left Me
Highly Illogical Behavior
How It Feels to Float
More Happy Than Not
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
The Art of Starving
Final Draft
Last Night I Sang to the Monster

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