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West Bend Community Memorial Library
Out of the Closet:
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Fiction and Non-Fiction
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|Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon - What could be better for an urban, skateboard-loving teenagerbeing raised by two dads than moving to |
|rural Montana?  Almost anything, in Ben Campbell's eyes.  The town is too small, the people are too country, and now it's even harder for him |
|to deal with his gay dads.  What he discovers, however, is that if you make the best of what you have, life can be good no matter where you |
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|Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan - Naomi and Ely's best-friendship is shaken when Ely kisses Bruce, Naomi's |
|boyfriend, and winds upfalling in love.  Told from multiple perspectives (including Ely, Naomi, and Gabriel, the hunky doorman with a thing |
|for Naomi), and featuring a quirky cast of characters from their Greenwich Village apartment building, this story follows a group of young |
|adults as they discover the meaning of love, and the meaning of friendship.|
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|Girl from Mars by Tamara Bach - At fifteen, Miriam's life in a small German town lacks excitement and meaning--until she meets Laura, and sets|
|off on a personal journey.  Learning about love, loss, and true friendship, she ultimatelydiscovers herself, and how full and rich her life |
|really is. |
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|Hero by Perry Moore - With a mother who has inexplicablydisappeared, nascent superpowers and a burgeoning understanding of his gay sexuality,|
|Thom Creed's life is anything but normal. Moore (an executive producer of the Chronicles of Narnia films) gives his debut novel a contemporary|
|setting, albeit one rife with superheroes and villains straight out of the Golden Age of comic books. |
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|Freak Show by James St. James - Inspired by his own experience, adult author ("Disco Bloodbath") and media personality James St. James makes |
|his YA debut with this novel about a young drag queen who makes a grand entrance into a conservative high school.|
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|Wide Awake by David Levithan - In the not-too-impossible-to-imagine future, a gay Jewish man has been elected president of the United States. |
|Until the governor of one state decides that some election results in his state areinvalid, awarding crucial votes to the other candidate, |
|and his fellow party member. Thus is the inspiration for couple Jimmy and Duncan to lend their support to their candidate by deciding to take |
|part in the rallies and protests. Along the way comes an exploration of their relationship, their politics, and their country, and sometimes, |
|as they learn, it's more about the journey than it...
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