Celebrate Pride Month 2021!

By Mallory Gong | June 21 2021 | Children'sGeneralAllPop CultureBlog

Happy Pride! Let’s celebrate Pride Month this year by learning more about historical and contemporary LGBTQ+ experiences; check out some of our informative and inspiring titles below. Make sure to continue celebrating the LGBTQ+ community through this month and the rest of the year!

Date Me, Bryson Keller
978-0-593-12606-6
"One of the most adorable, big-hearted, charming books in existence." --Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaWhat If It's Us meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before in this upbeat and heartfelt boy-meets-boy romance that feels like a modern twist on a '90s rom-com! 
$10.99 US
May 18, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
336 Pages
Ember
Age 14 and up

Queer Love in Color
978-1-9848-5764-4
A photographic celebration of the love and relationships of queer people of color by a New York Times multimedia journalist.
$28.00 US
May 04, 2021
8 x 9
Hardcover
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Pronoun Lowdown
Demystifying and Celebrating Gender Diversity
978-1-925811-80-3
Dismantle the messy myth of gender, with this a colorful, approachable, and irreverent-AF book.
$14.95 US
Mar 02, 2021
6 x 6-2/3
Hardcover
96 Pages
Smith Street Books

The Queens' English
The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases
978-0-593-13500-6
A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language--an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture.
$22.50 US
Feb 02, 2021
6 x 8
Hardcover
336 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
978-0-525-55525-4
Winner of the National Book Award Acclaimed author of Ash Malinda Lo returns with her most ambitious novel yet, a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s.
$18.99 US
Jan 19, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
416 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Age 14 and up

My Rainbow
978-1-9848-1460-9
A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal.
$18.99 US
Oct 20, 2020
8-1/2 x 10-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Kokila
Age 4-8 years

Beyond the Gender Binary
978-0-593-09465-5
Winner of the 2021 In The Margins Award  "When reading this book, all I feel is kindness."-- Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter "Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself."--Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer"Beyond the Gender Binary will give readers everywhere the feeling that anything is possible within themselves"--Princess Nokia, musician and co-founder of the Smart Girl Club"A fierce, penetrating, and empowering call for change."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"An affirming, thoughtful read for all ages." -- School Library Journal, starred reviewIn Beyond the Gender Binary, poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender binary.
$8.99 US
Jun 02, 2020
4-3/8 x 6-1/4
Paperback
64 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 12 and up

Who Was Harvey Milk?
978-1-5247-9278-7
Learn about one of the most influential leaders in the fight for gay rights.
$5.99 US
May 19, 2020
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Free to Be Me
An LGBTQ+ Journal of Love, Pride & Finding Your Inner Rainbow
978-0-593-09467-9
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.
$14.99 US
Apr 28, 2020
5 x 8
Paperback
192 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 12 and up

Plenty of Hugs
978-0-525-55401-1
Two mommies spend a sunny day with their toddler in this cozy, rhyming picture book that is a loving celebration of family.
$17.99 US
Apr 14, 2020
10 x 10
Hardcover
Dial Books
Age 2-5 years

A Queer History of the United States for Young People
978-0-8070-5612-7
Queer history didn't start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.
$18.95 US
Jun 11, 2019
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
336 Pages
Beacon Press
Age 12 and up

What Was Stonewall?
978-1-5247-8600-7
How did a spontaneous protest outside of a New York City bar fifty years ago spark a social movement across America? Find out about the history of LGBTQ rights in this Who HQ title.
$5.99 US
Mar 12, 2019
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Sissy
A Coming-of-Gender Story
978-0-7352-1882-6
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER"Transformative ... If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." --The New York Times Book ReviewA heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above."A beautiful book . . . honest and funny."--Trevor Noah, The Daily Show"Sensational."--Tyler Oakley"Jacob Tobia is a force." --Good Morning America"A trans Nora Ephron . . . both honest and didactic." --OUT Magazine"A rallying cry for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong." --Woman's Day
$26.00 US
Mar 05, 2019
6 x 9
Hardcover
336 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons

Sense of Wonder
My Life in Comic Fandom--The Whole Story
978-1-62317-151-3
A fascinating story of growing up as a gay fan of comic books in the 1960s, building a fifty-year career as an award-winning writer, and interacting with acclaimed comic book legends
$19.95 US
Apr 17, 2018
6 x 9
Paperback
392 Pages
North Atlantic Books

Would You Rather?
A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out
978-0-399-18095-8
A collection of poignant, relatable essays from a woman on a quest to find love--about coming out in her late twenties, entering into her first relationship, and figuring out what it means to be an adult.
$16.00 US
Mar 06, 2018
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
256 Pages
Ballantine Books

A Little Life
978-0-8041-7270-7
The much lauded new novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction, the acclaimed author of The People in the Trees. An epic story of love and friendship in today's world, sure to be the literary event of the season in paperback.
$18.00 US
Jan 26, 2016
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
832 Pages
Anchor

I'll Give You the Sun
978-0-8037-3496-8
A New York Times bestseller • One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time • Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Stonewall Honor BookThe radiant, award-winning story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Becky Albertalli, and Adam Silvera"Dazzling." —The New York Times Book Review"A blazing prismatic explosion of color." —Entertainment Weekly"Powerful and well-crafted . . . Stunning." —Time Magazine“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.” At first, Jude and her twin brother are NoahandJude; inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor. The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world. This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.
$18.99 US
Sep 16, 2014
6 x 9
Hardcover
384 Pages
Dial Books
Age 14 and up