Celebrate Pride Month 2021!

By Mallory Gong | June 21 2021 | AllblogChildren'sGeneralPop Culture

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 Agenda What 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! 
$9.99 US
May 18, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
336 Pages
Ember
Age 14 and up
Grade 9 & 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
Age

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
Age

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
Age

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
978-0-525-55525-4
Acclaimed author of Ash Malinda Lo returns with her most personal and 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
Grade 9 & 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.
$17.99 US
Oct 20, 2020
8-1/2 x 10-3/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Kokila
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Beyond the Gender Binary
978-0-593-09465-5
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "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 "When reading this book, all I feel is kindness."--Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter "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 review In 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
Grade 7 & 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
Grades 3-7

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
Grade 7 & 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
Pages
Dial Books
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

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
Grade 7 & 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
Grades 3-7

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 Review A 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
Age

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
Age

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
Age

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
Age

I'll Give You the Sun
978-0-8037-3496-8
The New York Times Bestselling story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Nicola Yoon, Jonathan Tropper, Emma Straub, and Rainbow Rowell “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. Printz Award Winner Stonewall Honor Book "A wild, beautiful, and profoundly moving novel. Jandy Nelson’s writing is so electric, so alive, her pages practically glow in the dark." —Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City "Jandy Nelson is a rare, explosive talent, and one of the best writers working today. Her prose is vivid, breathtaking, and drenched in passion, and her stories remind me why words can change the world." —Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series. "I love this book. Jandy Nelson is my new writing hero. Read this book. She'll be your favorite author as well." —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s "Jandy Nelson’s writing is poetic and mesmerizing. More importantly, Nelson weaves a novel that seeps into your bones like fire on a cold day . . . I’ll Give You the Sun is a novel that promises a story like nothing else and then delivers it.” —Garret Freymann-Weyr, author of Printz Honor book, My Heartbeat "This is a stunning, artfully woven story. My heart burst open at the blazing, unforgettable end. Magnificent." —Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone "An extraordinary book! I've never read anything like it. Lyrical-unique-passionate-magical-tragic-hopeful—Nelson's characters will fly off the page and into your heart." —Nancy Garden, author of Annie on my Mind
$17.99 US
Sep 16, 2014
6 x 9
Hardcover
384 Pages
Dial Books
Age 14 and up
Grade 9 & Up