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Phil Stamper Recommends

Reading recommendations from the author of 'The Gravity of Us'

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Phil Stamper

Phil Stamper's YA novel, The Gravity of Us, is a love story set to the backdrop of America's mission to Mars. Part coming-of-age story, part thriller, part exploration of modern media culture, we're huge fans of this smart, starry-eyed debut! Phil has collected some of his own YA recommendations below.

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Kevin Panetta, hardback


'Perfectly blending young love, teen angst, and family pressures—not to mention, baking!—this graphic novel is one of the most charming books I've ever read.'

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Full Disclosure

Camryn Garrett, paperback


'This novel is about a HIV+ queer teen girl who's adjusting to a new school. It's full of heart, it's unflinchingly honest, and most importantly, it's such a hopeful story.'

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The Black Flamingo

Dean Atta, paperback


'In this phenomenal verse novel by Dean Atta, you'll fall in love with Michael as he grows up in London and navigates his identity and feelings of not being black enough, Greek enough, or the "right" kind of gay. But once he discovers drag, he finds out where he belongs.'



L. C . Rosen, paperback


'A powerful, yet nuanced, illustration of every queer person's struggle with identity, presented in Rosen's trademark blend of levity and wit. This story simply sparkles.'



Ryan La sala, paperback


'At once a captivating adventure and a complex story about friendship, Reverie has everything you could possibly want in a queer YA fantasy. This one sticks with you long after you finish reading, and you'll wonder what secret worlds we're all hiding within ourselves.'