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Step Right Up! Try Your Hand at Our PRIDE Week Matching Game.

Can you match these YA book covers to their plot summary?






(a)  Feeling humiliated and confused when his best friend rejects his love and reveals a long-held secret, high school senior Luke must decide if he should stand by her.

(b)    A teen who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.

(c)  Sixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality–and sexual orientation–at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty.

(d)  A teenager in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1990s, comes to terms with the fact that he is gay and seeks acceptance from friends and family.

Did you match them up??  Want to see if you were right?  (1) Click on the book covers to see the titles in the Library Catalog and read their summaries or (2) Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the answers.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month and June 9-16 is Pride Week at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.  I think my colleague Melissa said it best in her Eleventh Stack blog post, “Here at the library we pride ourselves on providing access to information and entertainment for everyone.”

Look for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh tent at PrideFest this Sunday.  We’ll have a real-life version of this game, so you can test your knowledge of 24 LGBTQ YA titles!  Thanks to Morgan, who runs CLP – Main, Teen’s Gay Straight Alliance, for creating it!








1. (c)

2. (d)

3. (b)

4. (a)

–Kelly, CLP – Main, Teen

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