Reading Lists: Social Issues

Some titles may not be available at all locations. Please ask library staff for help if you are unable to find the item you want. Older teens may also want to explore adult booklists. To find additional materials, search the following subject headings and keywords in the library catalog: bisexual, coming out, gay, gay teenagers, gender identity, homosexual, homosexuality, lesbian, lesbianism, sexual orientation, queer, and transgender.

Want to learn about arguments on both sides of a controversial issue? Here are some books that focus on issues in the news right now.

Who has an easy time getting where they need to go, and who finds it more difficult? How have decisions about transit access played out in Portland and Multnomah County and how can we affect them in the future? These books and articles provide an introduction of a complex topic. 

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