Books for Young LGBT Folks and Anyone Who Wants to Understand Them

First loves, family problems, compelling discoveries, self-realization, and acceptance during adolescence to adult years are among the things found in this collection of books.

BY Clea Kim

January 31 2013 5:00 AM ET UPDATED: January 31 2013 5:04 PM ET

The Inventor: The Story of Tesla by Ravé Mehta (Arcana, $19.95)

This original graphic novel is set at the end of the 19th century, during a time when inventors were recognized as wizards and corporations deemed their kingdoms. In this world is a group of gentlemen we know to be legendary: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, J.P. Morgan, Guglielmo Marconi, Mark Twain, Lord Kelvin, Swami Vivekananda and others. There is a storm approaching, and at the eye of it stands inventor Nikola Tesla, who uses a mixture of magic and science. His ideas and inventions are so dynamic that he creates a second industrial revolution, bringing the forces of nature to humanity, which starts the secret war that will determine its future. Great graphics and perfect for comic book lovers. 

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