Read with PRIDE

Celebrate Pride Month by reading books that lift up LGBTQ+ voices and stories.

Bad Girls: A Novel by Camila Sosa Villada

Endpapers by Jennifer Savran Kelly

Juno Loves Legs by Karl Geary

My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Cantoras De Robertis, Carolina

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Vuong, Ocean

Iron Annie Cassidy, Luke

Perpetual West Maren, Mesha

The Verifiers Pek, Jane

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care Herring, Ashley

We Play Ourselves : A Novel Silverman, Jen

Secret of Superhuman Strength Bechdel, Alison

The King of Infinite Space Faye, Lyndsay

Love in the Big City : A Novel Park, Sang Young

Milk Fed : A Novel Broder, Melissa

Afterparties: Stories So, Anthony Veasna

The Perfume Thief Schaffert, Timothy

The Spectacular: A Novel Whittall, Zoe

I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat: Stories Gonzalez, Christopher

Filthy Animals Taylor, Brandon

With Teeth Arnett, Kristen

Future Feeling: A Novel Lake, Joss

Blue-skinned Gods Sindu, SJ

The Recent East Grattan, Thomas

Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality by Julia Shaw

The Family Outing by Jessi Hempel

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

A Queer Dharma: Yoga and Meditations for Liberation Ballard, Jacoby

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Carruthers, Charlene

The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America Cervini, Eric

The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers Gevisser, Mark

Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York Green, Elon

Out In Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation Halkitis, Perry

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments : Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Hartman, Saidiya

Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing: Essays Hough, Lauren

Ordinary Equality: The Fearless Women and Queer People Who Shaped the U.S. Constitution and Equal Rights Amendment Kelly, Kate

Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought

The 2000’s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture Perry, Grace

The Queer Bible: Essays

Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York 1987-1993 Schulman, Sarah

The Stonewall Reader

Center Center: A Funny, Sexy, Sad Almost-memoir of a Boy in Ballet Whiteside, James

The Engagement: America’s Quarter-century over Same-sex Marriage Issenberg, Sasha

Girlhood: Essays Febos, Melissa

Biographies & Memoirs

Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman by Abby Stein

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Ordinary Girls: A Memoir Díaz, Jaquira

How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir Jones, Saeed

Fairest: A Memoir Talusan, Meredith

¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and other Life Lessons Brammer, John Paul

A Tale of Two Omars: A Memoir of Family, Revolution, and Coming Out during the Arab Spring Sharif, Omar

High-risk Homosexual: A Memoir Gomez, Edgar

Solid Ivory: Memoirs Ivory, James

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir Emezi, Akwaeke

Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah Brannen

Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder

Antonio’s Card by Rigoberto González

Federico and All His Families by Mili Hernández

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman

Lovely by Jess Hong

Papa, Daddy, & Riley by Seamus Kirst

Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina LaCour

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Call Me Max by Kyle Lukoff

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff

Plenty of Hugs by Fran Manushkin

Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty

Ritu Weds Chandni by Ameya Narvankar

My Rainbow by DeShanna Neal and Trinity Neal

Born Ready by Jodie Patterson

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman

My Maddy by Gayle E. Pitman

Old MacDonald Had a Baby by Emily Snape

Pride Puppy by Robin Stevenson

Peanut Goes for the Gold by Jonathan Van Ness

Granddad’s Camper by Harry Woodgate

Almost Flying by Jake Maia Arlow

Obie is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar

The Ship We Built JF BEAN L

A High Five for Glenn Burke Phil Bildner

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

Drew LeClair Gets a Clue by Katryn Bury

Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Rick by Alex Gino

The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan

One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock

Redwood and Ponytail by K.A. Holt

The Whispers by Greg Howard

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

This Is Our Rainbow edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby

Thanks a Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

Both Can Be True by Jules Machias

How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby

The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy

The Moon Within by Aida Salazar

Ana on the Edge by A.J. Sass

The Best Liars in Riverview by Lin Thompson

You Be You! The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family by Jonathan Branfman

Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring by Matthew Burgess

Pride: An Inspirational History of the LGBTQ+ Movement by Stella Caldwell

The Pronoun Book: He, She, They and Me! by Cassandra Jules Corrigan

Sharice’s Big Voice by Sharice Davids with Nancy K. Mays

My Own Way by Joana Estrela

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart

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

What’s Gender Identity? by Katie Kawa

Love is Love by Fleur Pierets

The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets Gayle E Pitman

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

Stonewall: A Building, an Uprising, a Revolution by Rob Sanders

Two Grooms on a Cake by Rob Sanders

Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth

Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn

Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge

ParaNorthern and the Chaos Bunny A-Hop-calypse by Stephanie Cooke

The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson

The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor

Beetle and the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne  

Snapdragon by Kat Leyh 

Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill 

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill  

The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess

Doodleville by Chad Sell

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith

Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson 

Drama by Raina Telgemeier  

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Rey Terciero & Bre Indigo

Other Boys by Damian Alexander

Queer as All Get Out by Shelby Criswell

Flamer by Mike Curato

Across a Field of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti

Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms

Messy Roots by Laura Gao

Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman

Pixels of You by Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota

Displacement by Kiku Hughes

Magical Boy by The Kao

Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

Goldie Vance by Hope Larson

A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Ostertag

Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp

Bloom by Kevin Panetta

The Hazards of Love by Stan Stanley

The Fire Never Goes Out by N.D. Stevenson

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki

Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer

Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

The Backstagers by James Tynion IV

Check Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin

On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Coming Back by Jessi Zabarsky

The Power of Style by Christian Allaire

Skate for Your Life by Leo Baker

Queer by Kathy Belge & Marke Bieschke

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

Feminist AF by Brittney Cooper

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field by Kirstin Cronn-Mills,

This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson

The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli

Queerfully and Wonderfully Made edited by Leigh Finke

Trans Teen Survival Guide by Owl & Fox Fisher

Growing Up Trans edited by Dr. Lindsay Herriot and Kate Fry

Trans+ by Kathryn Gonzales

Confronting LGBTQ+ Discrimination by Avery Elizabeth Hurt

Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

On Top of Glass by Karina Manta

Out! How to Be Your Authentic Self by Miles McKenna

I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler

Murder of Crows by K. Ancrum

Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky

All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Here to Stay by Sara Farizan

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow

Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones

Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June

Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram

One for All by Lillie Lainoff

The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert

Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee

I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough

No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado

Lakelore by Anna Marie McLemore

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith

All Out edited by Saundra Mitchell

Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Live, Laugh Kidnap by Gabby Noone

Strange Creatures by Phoebe North

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

From Dust, A Flame by Rebecca Podos

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Forward March by Skye Quinlan

The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper

Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve

Love and Other Natural Disasters by Misa Sugiura

Both Sides Now by Peyton Thomas

Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor

The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa

Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters