LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens

by the Brightly Editors

In a world where LGBTQ+ representation in books is still a battleground for acceptance, it’s crucial to provide tweens with a safe and inclusive space to explore their identities. With the ongoing struggle against laws like the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” legislation and increasing attempts to ban LGBTQ+ books from schools and libraries, there has never been a more important time to celebrate and amplify queer voices. This curated list of LGBTQ+ books for tweens is designed to not only offer relatable and authentic stories for queer youth but also to serve as a powerful reminder to all kids that their experiences and identities are valid and deserving of representation.

As kids see themselves reflected in the books they read, they gain a sense of empowerment, validation, and the knowledge that they are not alone in their journey, fostering empathy, understanding, and unity among all readers. Embrace the power of stories and explore this collection of LGBTQ+ books for tweens, where young hearts and minds can find solace, inspiration, and the courage to embrace their true selves.