Shining a light on LGBTQ+ characters and life experiences is crucial in ensuring that all students, regardless of how they identify, are able to see themselves reflected in the literature they read. These nine novels, perfect for grades 4-12, all incorporate–and celebrate–LGBTQ+ themes and experiences and present thoughtful stories around ideas like tolerance and acceptance, secrets and struggles. The books will help students understand what it means to be different and will also give a voice to students who have at times felt like no one is listening.