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Pride Month Booklist

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June 1, 2021

June is Pride Month! Show your support with these books that celebrate diversity, community, inclusivity, and understanding!

LGBTQ Pride Month recognizes the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally and is held each June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Visit to learn more.

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Children's Picture Books

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah Brannen

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack

Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff

My Footprints by Bao Phi

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam Schiffer

A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith

Children's Nonfiction Books

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel

They, She, He, Me: Free to Be! by Maya Gonzalez

The Gender Wheel by Maya Gonzalez

Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History by Sarah Prager

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson

It Feels Good to Be Yourself by Theresa Thorn

Children's and Preteen Chapter Books

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender

Better Nate Than Never by Tim Federle

George by Alex Gino

The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessy

The Best Man by Richard Peck

The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith

Teen and Young Adult Fiction

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

We Are Okay by Nina LaCoer

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters

Teen and Young Adult Nonfiction

Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum

A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski

A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities by Mady G.

Hear Us Out!: Lesbian and Gay Stories of Struggle, Progress, and Hope,1950 to the Present by Nancy Garden

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out edited by Susan Kuklin

The Pride Guide: The Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth by Jo Langford

Adult Fiction

You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat

America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James

Broken People by Sam Lansky

All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad

Detransition, Baby by Torrie Peters

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Adult Nonfiction

Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality by Debbie Cenziper

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk

The Pink Line: Journey’s Across the World’s Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevisser

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Love, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride

The Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History and Handbook by Ashley Molesso