Pride Month

Here are just a few of the great books we recommend for celebrating Pride month!

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! 


Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of OPRAH MAGAZINE’S "BEST BOOKS OF 2019"

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

"A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of  HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic


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Real Life: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525538882
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE

“A blistering coming of age story” O: The Oprah Magazine

A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice.


In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties


Something to Talk About Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593102527
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Published: Berkley - May 26th, 2020

A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.


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This Town Sleeps Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640092846
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 3rd, 2020

"Elegant and gritty, angry and funny. Staples's work is emotional without being sentimental. Dennis unmakes something in us, then remakes it, a quilt of characters that embody this town, this place, which sleeps but doesn't dream, or it is all a dream we want to wake up from with its characters." --Tommy Orange, author of There, There


Docile Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250216151
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Published: Tor.com - March 3rd, 2020

K. M. Szpara's Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles.

There is no consent under capitalism.


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All My Mother's Lovers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524745974
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Published: Dutton - May 26th, 2020

One of . . .


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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


The Prettiest Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938235627
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Published: Hub City Press - May 19th, 2020

EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" - BookRiot's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020" - Lambda Literary's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books


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The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics: Feminine Pursuits Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062931795
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Published: Avon Impulse - July 23rd, 2019

As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.


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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *
* GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER for BEST DEBUT and BEST ROMANCE of 2019 *

* BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR* for VOGUE, NPR, VANITY FAIR, and more! *

What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?


What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634642
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

"Transcendent." —The New York Times Book Review

"Flawless. . . another masterpiece from an author who seems incapable of writing anything that's less than brilliant." NPR

From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and 2019's Gingerbread comes an enchanting collection of intertwined stories.


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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Winterson) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802135162
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Published: Grove Press - August 20th, 1997

Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry.


Another Country (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679744719
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

James Baldwin’s groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris.


The Great Believers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735223530
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Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2018
LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER
ALA CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER
THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER

Soon to Be a Major Television Event, optioned by Amy Poehler


Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807039823
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Published: Beacon Press - August 27th, 2019

A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.


We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399581816
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 7th, 2019

Have pride in history.

A rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history, released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.


The Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History & Handbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062944559
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Published: Morrow Gift - April 28th, 2020

A joyful celebration of the LGBTQ+ community’s development, history, and culture, packed with facts, trivia, timelines, and charts, and featuring 100 full-color illustrations.


Tasty Pride: 75 Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593136980
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Published: Clarkson Potter - May 12th, 2020

Be proud, be loud, be flavorful. From the beloved, fiercely inclusive BuzzFeed cooking brand comes 75 innovative recipes and inspiring stories from prominent LGBTQ+ cooks and foodies.
 


Trans Kids and Teens: Pride, Joy, and Families in Transition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393713992
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019

A comprehensive guide to the medical, emotional, and social issues of trans kids.

These days, it is practically impossible not to hear about some aspect of transgender life. Whether it is the bathroom issue in North Carolina, trans people in the military, or on television, trans life has become front and center after years of marginalization.


Queer: A Graphic History Cover Image
By Meg-John Barker, Julia Scheele (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781785780714
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Published: Icon Books - November 15th, 2016

Activist-academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop-culture, film, activism and academia guide us on a journey through the ideas, people and events that have shaped 'queer theory'.


Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316516020
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 16th, 2020

LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST


A transgender reporter's "powerful, profoundly moving" narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states (New York Times Book Review), offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.


What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781631496042
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Published: Liveright - January 21st, 2020

Addressing one of the most pressing cultural questions of our generation, Dennis Baron reveals the untold story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular-they.


The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062571700
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Published: HarperOne - May 21st, 2019

THE BOOK OF PRIDE captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen.


The Black Flamingo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062990297
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 26th, 2020

Stonewall Book Award Winner!

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.


Stay Gold Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062943170
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Published: HarperTeen - May 26th, 2020

Debut author Tobly McSmith delivers a coming-of-age teen love story about a transgender boy who’s going stealth at his new Texas high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him, even as she’s counting down the days until graduation. Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Becky Albertalli, and Jenny Han.


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The Gravity of Us Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547600144
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 4th, 2020

"I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book." - Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

In this smart, heart-warming YA debut perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, two teens find love when their lives are uprooted for their parents' involvement in a NASA mission to Mars.


Girls of Paper and Fire Cover Image
By Natasha Ngan, James Patterson (Foreword by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316561358
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Published: jimmy patterson - October 8th, 2019

Uncover a riveting story of palace intrigue set in a sumptuous Asian-inspired fantasy world in the breakout YA novel that Publisher's Weekly calls "elegant and adrenaline-soaked."


If It Makes You Happy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250192677
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Published: Swoon Reads - June 4th, 2019

Claire Kann's If It Makes You Happy is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl learning to embrace her cultural and sexuality identity.


Two Boys Kissing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307931917
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Published: Ember - May 12th, 2015

"You have to read this.” Rainbow Rowell, bestselling author of Eleanor & Park


Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

A People magazine Best Book of Fall 2019
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of 2019
"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author


What If It's Us Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062795236
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Published: HarperTeen - May 5th, 2020

A New York Times, USA Today, and Indie bestseller!

Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart.


The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062382818
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller!

Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library!


Felix Ever After Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


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The Gravity of Us Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547600144
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 4th, 2020

"I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book." - Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

In this smart, heart-warming YA debut perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, two teens find love when their lives are uprooted for their parents' involvement in a NASA mission to Mars.


Tell Me How You Really Feel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250299482
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 11th, 2019

Aminah Mae Safi's Tell Me How You Really Feel is an ode to romantic comedies, following two girls on opposite sides of the social scale as they work together to make a movie and try very hard not to fall in love.


The Stars and the Blackness Between Them Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525555490
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Published: Penguin Books - June 23rd, 2020

A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus's bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.


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Only Mostly Devastated: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250315892
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Published: Wednesday Books - March 3rd, 2020

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless in this boy-meets-boy spin on Grease

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection


A Dream So Dark (The Nightmare-Verse #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250153920
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Published: Imprint - September 24th, 2019

"The fantasy series I've been waiting for my whole life."
—Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give

In L.L. McKinney's A Dream So Dark, the thrilling sequel to A Blade So Black, Alice goes deeper into a dark version of Wonderland.


By Any Means Necessary Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624147999
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Published: Page Street Kids - October 8th, 2019

Heart-wrenchingly honest, fans of Brandy Colbert and Nicola Yoon will anticipate this poignant reflection on what it means to choose yourself.

On the day Torrey moves and officially becomes a college freshman, he gets a call that might force him to drop out before he’s even made it through orientation: the bank is foreclosing on the bee farm his Uncle Miles left him.


Full Disclosure Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984829955
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2019

"An unflinchingly honest, eye-opening, heartful story that's sure to keep readers talking." --Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up


The Music Of What Happens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338215519
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

* "Konigsberg demonstrates once again why he is one of the major voices in LGBTQ literature." -- Booklist, starred review


Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn't want to think about, ever.


Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534430655
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 7th, 2019

“Poignant and important.” —Refinery29
“A bright and sparkly celebration of love and self-acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews

Judy Blume meets RuPaul’s Drag Race in this funny, feel-good debut novel about a queer teen who navigates questions of identity and self-acceptance while discovering the magical world of dra


Yay! You're Gay! Now What?: A Gay Boy's Guide to Life Cover Image
By Riyadh Khalaf, Melissa McFeeters (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781786033659
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - April 16th, 2019

Yay! You're gay! Or maybe you're bi. Or maybe you just feel different…in time, that difference will become the greatest gift you could ask for. It will bring you love, a sense of identity, a new community, and eventually the freedom to be yourself.


Free to Be Me: An LGBTQ+ Journal of Love, Pride & Finding Your Inner Rainbow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593094679
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 28th, 2020

Scribble your feelings and feel your true self in a technicolor guide to being the happiest you, discovering LGBTQ+ history, and making your own queer mark on the world.


Rick Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338048100
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 21st, 2020

From the award-winning author of George, the story of a boy named Rick who needs to explore his own identity apart from his jerk of a best friend.


This Day in June Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781433816598
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Published: Magination Press - June 30th, 2014

In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, this title welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.


Pride 1 2 3 Cover Image
By Michael Joosten, Wednesday Holmes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534464995
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Published: Little Simon - May 5th, 2020

Celebrate and march along in the Pride Parade with this lively counting board book!

1 parade in the month of June
2 DJs spin fabulous tunes
3 families of all different types
4 activists fight the good fight


Teach your little ones about the Pride Parade with this colorful, energetic counting book!


Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399555312
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Pride Flag with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history!


Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship Cover Image
By Jessica Walton, Dougal MacPherson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681192109
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 31st, 2016

Introducing Teddy introduces the youngest readers to understanding gender identity and transition in an accessible and heart-warming story about being true to yourself and being a good friend.


Jacob's Room to Choose Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781433830730
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Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

2020 ALA Rainbow Book List Selection

2020 NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Selection


My Maddy Cover Image
By Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433830440
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Published: Magination Press - May 25th, 2020

Most mommies are girls. Most daddies are boys. But lots of parents are neither a boy nor a girl. Like my Maddy.

My Maddy has hazel eyes which are not brown or green. And my Maddy likes sporks because they are not quite a spoon or a fork.

Some of the best things in the world are not one thing or the other. They are something in between and entirely their own.


Uncle Bobby's Wedding (2020) Cover Image
By Sarah S. Brannen, Lucia Soto (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499810080
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Published: little bee books - May 12th, 2020

"A joyous, heartwarming, sweet-and essential-update." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Those we love, [Soto] and Brannen show, needn't change just because they love someone else, too-there's plenty of room in the human heart." Publishers Weekly

"A large-hearted affirmation of society's newest kind of wedding."


The One And Only Dylan St. Claire Cover Image
By Kamen Edwards, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893468
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Meet elementary school superstar Dylan St. Claire in this laugh-out-loud book about a live-out-loud boy.


The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish Cover Image
By Lil Miss Hot Mess, Olga de Dios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762467655
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 5th, 2020

Playing off "The Wheels on the Bus," this nursery rhyme book from a founder of Drag Queen Story Hour is a fun, freewheeling celebration of being your most fabulous self.


Papa, Daddy, and Riley Cover Image
By Seamus Kirst, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433832390
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Published: Magination Press - May 5th, 2020

Riley is Papa's princess and Daddy's dragon. She loves her two fathers When Riley's classmate asks her which dad is her real one, Riley is confused. She doesn't want to have to pick one or the other.
Families are made of love in this heartwarming story that shows there are lots of ways to be part of one.


Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero Cover Image
By Ellie Royce, Hannah Chambers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781576879351
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Published: Pow! Kids Books - April 28th, 2020

Told from the perspective of their adoring nephew, Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero is the story of a courageous drag queen who saves the day, and brings two communities together.

The young narrator thinks it's awesome that his Uncle and his Auntie are the same person. Uncle Leo is an accountant, and is great at helping with math homework.


Hurricane Season Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643750323
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

For Fig’s dad, hurricane season brings the music.
For Fig, hurricane season brings the possibility of disaster.
 
Fig, a sixth grader, loves her dad and the home they share in a beachside town. She does not love the long months of hurricane season.


Middle School's a Drag, You Better Werk! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525517528
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2020

In this heartfelt and hilarious new novel from Greg Howard, an enterprising boy starts his own junior talent agency and signs a thirteen-year-old aspiring drag queen as his first client.


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself.

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The Best at It Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062866417
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 8th, 2019

From award-winning actor Maulik Pancholy comes a hilarious and heartfelt middle grade debut about a gay Indian American boy coming into his own. One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this is perfect for fans of Tim Federle’s Nate series.


When Aidan Became a Brother Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

This sweet #ownvoices picture book celebrates the changes in a transgender boy's life, from his initial coming-out to becoming a big brother.

When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl's room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing.


Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338129311
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.

Winner of the Stonewall Book Award
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award

Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.


Nate Expectations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481404136
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical, Hamilton
“An exceptional swan song for a beloved character.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Third time’s a charm!


The Other Boy Cover Image
By M. G. Hennessey, Sfe R. Monster (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062427670
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Published: HarperCollins - June 4th, 2019

A beautifully heartfelt story about one boy’s journey toward acceptance.