AMERICANO: GROWING UP GAY & LATINO IN THE USA, Poems by Emanuel Xavier (Rebel Satori Press) – poems that challenge sexual, political and religious beliefs.
ANGEL PARK by Roberto F. Santiago (Tincture / Lethe Press) – poems that shout their LGBTQ identity.
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Saenz – two lonely boys share a special friendship.
BOYFRIENDS WITH GIRLFRIENDS by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster) –YAs search for love, sex and identify.
CHULITO by Charles Rice-Gonzalez (Magnus Books) – coming of age tale about one hip hop loving Latino.
DOWN TO THE BONE by Mayra Lazara Dole (Bella Books) – teen thrown out of her house when she comes out, but with the help of strangers, she thrives.
EMPANADA: A LESBIANA STORY EN PROBADITOAS by Anel I. Flores (Korima Press) – talking food, religion, sex and lesbianidad.
FROM MACHO TO MARIPOSA: NEW GAY LATINO FICTION edited by Charles Rice-Gonzalez & Charlie Vazquez (Tincture) – stories from 30 gay Latino authors around the U.S.
GEORGE by Alex Gino (Scholastic Press) – story about transgender teen.
JULIET TAKES A BREATH by Gabby Rivera (Riverdale Ave Books) – gay teen looking for answers from the feminist authority.
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN by Manuel Puig (Vintage) – a classic! Middle-aged homosexual seduces young socialist while in Argentinian prison. This was a great movie too with the legendary Raύl Juliá.
MARIPOSA CLUB by Rigoberto Gonzalez (Lethe Press) – four gay high school seniors start an LGBT club before graduation as their legacy.
MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera (SoHo Teen) – grieving gay teen makes a new friend.
NEVER TOO REAL by Carmen Rita (Kensington) –BFFs watch each other’s back in this modern tale, where one in-your-face gay Latina lives life on her own terms.
QUEER BROWN VOICES: PERSONAL NARRATIVES OF LATINA/O LGBT ACTIVISM edited by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (University of Texas Press) – Essays and interviews of 14 LGBTQ Latina/o activists across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
SPIT AND PASSION by Cristy C. Road (The Feminist Press at CUNY) – graphic novel about a girl who finds being in the closet creative until she is forced to step out.
THE CITY OF PALACES by Michael Nava (University of Wisconsin Press) – historical novel about family and being true to one’s identity.
THE SUPERHEROES UNION: DYNAMA by Ruth Diaz (Carina Press) – Mom by day, Superhero by night. Two heroines fall in love and fight an evil villain with a grudge.
TROPICS OF DESIRE: INTERVENTIONS FROM QUEER LATINO AMERICA by Jose A. Quiroga (New York University Press) – Quiroga talks dance, literature and politics in search of gay identity.###