Out of Left Field (2024)



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Ninth-grader Jonah is not a jock. On the contrary, he loves history class and nerdy movies, and his athletic ineptitude verges on tragic. So, what’s he doing signing up for the baseball team? Could it have something to do with the cute shortstop, Elliot?

For the rest of high school, Jonah faces challenges on and off the baseball field, from heteronormative social pressure to thrilling romance. Realizing who his real friends are, he figures out what really matters and finally recognizes and embraces his gay identity.

From: Simon & Schuster

Notes on This Title

The main character of this title is a gay teen boy. A queer adult woman is a minor supporting character. There are frequent depictions of bullying, including use of homophobic and misogynist language, and depictions of sex between teen characters.




“A welcome hit into the outfield of books about queer athletes.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“Vibrant and fluid illustrations impart a youthful spirit that captures athletic dynamism and the joy that comes with growing into oneself, despite the challenges.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)


GeeksOUT!: “Queer Creator Spotlight: Graphic Novelist, Jonah Newman

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