So far, the best we?ve been able to do in terms of LGBT fiction for kids who have moved beyond picture books is:
Not one of these books, however, is truly a tween read. They?re basically young adult novels without too much explicit sex. So while a 10-year old could read them without his parents throwing a fit, he probably wouldn?t get too much out of them, since they?re not really written for his age group.
I would love to purchase some books for younger students that include LGBT characters (and by include, I mean include prominently ? not just incidentally or allusively), but I?m having a really tough time finding anything ? anything at all. Help? Anyone?
My knowledge of tween lit is pretty limited, but perhaps one of you readers can help.