Young Adult Books/Book Recommendations

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Hi Hannah. Recently I have been craving YA books with LGBTQ themes. I have read all of Julie Anne Peters' novels, as well as the rainbow boys series and I have just started Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden. I was wondering if you had any recommendations for after I finish Annie on My Mind. Thank you bunches!!!
Sincerely,
Tahj

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Hi. Absolutely! There are lots of books you might try, like

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson
The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Senz
Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Senz
Ash by Malinda Lo
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green
Naomi and Ely's No-Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Shine by Lauren Myracle

You might also try the website I'm Here, I'm Queer, What the Hell Do I Read? for more suggestions: http://www.leewind.org/

Hope that helps! Enjoy!

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I can make recommendations based on previous books read. I will not answer homework questions along the lines of "What is the theme of this book?" or "How should I write my essay about the relationship between these two characters on structuralist terms?" While I might recommend adult novels for YA readers if I find them appropriate, I can't be relied on to answer questions or recommend only adult titles. I'm happy to try and find a book you read long ago if you can give me any details or clues about it. I can also provide teachers/librarians/other professionals who work with children and young adults with recommended titles based on curriculum needs.

Experience

I have reviewed books for years, mostly at BookReporter.com, TeenReads.com, and KidsReads.com. I am doing graduate level work on this subject and also consider it a personal hobby.

Organizations
American Library Association, Young Adult Library Services Association, American Association of School Librarians, Association of Library Service to Children.

Publications
Arizona Jewish Post, VOYA magazine, the Arizona Daily Star

Education/Credentials
I have a BA in creative writing with minors in music and Spanish. Currently I am at work on an MA in children's literature and an MS in library science.

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