Book & Media Lists by Genre
Teen and Young Adult
Additional Resources

Online Tools for Finding LGBTQIA+ Books & Media

Aro Ace Database: The AroAce Database is a searchable compilation of all aromantic and asexual characters in prose fiction out there--or all that we could find so far, at any rate. Enter as many search terms as you need and narrow down the results to what you’re looking for!

Bi-bliography: a regularly-updated database of bisexual books. Too often bisexual stories are erased completely or hidden under the LGBTQIA umbrella, making them difficult to locate. The Bi-bliography seeks to be a resource for the discovery of literature that reflects and explores the lives and experiences of bisexual people.

Human Rights Campaign  

The Lesbrary: The Lesbrary is a book blog about bi and lesbian books, with occasional coverage of other identities under the broad “doesn’t identify as a man and is at least some of the time attracted romantically and/or sexually to others who do not identify as a man” category.

PINKMANTARAY: Books can be illuminating portals into the experiences of trans and gender-nonconforming (GNC) individuals. The list below — which highlights titles by and about the trans and GNC community — is divided into sections by audience age, and alphabetized by author’s last name. Books by #OwnVoices authors are denoted with a star.

Queer Books Database: The Queer Books Database is a free, public, searchable database listing queer representation in books. It works similar to Goodreads in that it tells you information about books; it does not provide links to free copies of books. Please check with your local libraries, e-reading apps and/or the book sellers to check out or purchase copies of books.

Queer Comics Database: their mission is to facilitate access to comics that contain queer representation. This includes:

  • Comics published in print and on the web.
  • Comics from major publishers, independent publishers, and self-published comics.
  • Comics for children, teens, and adults, as well as all-ages comics.
  • Representation from across the LGBTQIA spectrum, as well as intersectional representation.

Queer Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Database: a resource for anyone looking to find queer science fiction and fantasy books.

LGBT Book Blog

LGBTQ Reads: LGBTQ Reads is a site dedicated to promoting curated LGBTQIAP+ literature for all ages, run by author and blogger Dahlia Adler

Queerspawn Resource Project: By providing education about queerspawn (people with one or more LGBTQ+ parents/guardians) identities, histories, and needs, broadening communal and organizational support for queerspawn, and increasing access to resources that validate queerspawn experiences − particularly those that are often misunderstood, dismissed, or silenced − the Queerspawn Resource Project works to construct more spaces where queerspawn and their perspectives are welcomed and valued.

Reads Rainbow: a blog dedicated to LGBT media where you will find reviews, recs and info about upcoming LGBT content, be it books, movies, tv shows or music.

Teaching Outside the Binary

Rainbow Project Book List: the American Library Association's list of recommended books dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning issues and situations for children up to age 18. Click here to view the 2023 list..

The YA/MG Trans & Nonbinary Voices Masterlist