Bauer, Marion, ed. Am I blue? Coming out from the silence. HarperCollins, 1994. Anthology of short stories by popular young adult authors.
Block, Francesca. Weetzie Bat. Harper & Row, 1989. A unique collage of a novel suitable for reluctant readers; incorporates gay characters easily into the milieu.
Block, Francesca. Baby be bop. HarperCollins, 1995. A continuation of the Weetzie Bat series. A light-hearted gay romance told in Block's fascinating Southern California magical realist style.
Block, Francesca. Girl goddess #9. Joanna Coder Books, 1996. An engaging collection of short stories about nine fierce girl goddesses -- some straight, some gay.
Chambers, Aidan. Dance on my grave. Harper & Row, 1982. A variety of literary styles tell a powerful story surrounding the relationship between two young men. Despite the clichéd death of one of the lovers, this is a classic.
Chase, Clifford, ed. Queer 13: Lesbian and gay writers recall seventh grade. William Morrow and Company, 1999. Many of the fashions have come back around-bell bottoms and disco beats -- while many of the dynamics of junior never changed much, from sadistic gym teachers to unrequited first loves.
Crutcher, Chris. Ironman. Greenwillow, 1995. Another engaging novel by Crutcher set in the world of high school jocks with a subplot revolving around the main character's discovery that his coach is gay.
Eichberg, Rob. Coming out: An act of love. Dutton, 1990. Coming out letters from young people, as well as letters from parents.
Flagg, Fannie. Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. McGraw Hill, 1987. A humorous southern gothic with lesbian subtext.
Garden, Nancy. Annie on my mind. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1982. Perhaps the best-known young adult book with lesbian protagonists.