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by Aiden Thomas
Yadriel, a trans boy, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy, and agrees to help him learn how he died, thereby proving himself a brujo, not a bruja, to his conservative family.
by Axie Oh
Jenny never had much time for anything besides her dream of being a professional cellist. But when she finds herself falling for a K-pop idol, she has to decide whether their love is worth the risk.
by Julie Murphy
Creating a drag-show audition tape that culminates in an unkind nomination for prom queen, an overweight and openly gay teen partners with a girl who has been nominated for prom king to embrace their true selves.
One of the Good Ones
by Maika & Maritza Moulite
Happi and Genny go on a road trip to honor their sister who was killed after a social justice rally- but the trip reveals secrets neither sister knew about the dead Kezi.
by Amber McBride
Moth, who lost her family in an accident, and Sani, who is battling ongoing depression, take a road trip that has them chasing ghosts and searching for ancestors.
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet
by Laekan Zea Kemp
Told in two voices, Pen, whose dream of taking over her family's restaurant has been destroyed, and Xander, a new, undocumented, employee seeking his father, form a bond.
by Tiffany D. Jackson
When legendary R&B artist Korey spots Enchanted, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey?
The Ones We're Meant to Find
by Joan He
In a near future when life is harsh outside of Earth's last unpolluted place, Cee tries to leave an abandoned island, while her sister Kasey seeks escape from the home she once trusted.
The Gilded Ones
by Namina Forna
Inspired by the culture of West Africa, this feminist fantasy is about an intuitive girl who is invited to leave her discriminatory village to join the emperor's army of near-immortal women warriors.
by Lucy Cuthew
Frankie has her first sexual experience with quiet and gorgeous Benjamin - and gets her period. Soon a gruesome meme goes viral, and in the time it takes to swipe a screen, Frankie's universe implodes.