June is LGBTQ Pride month! Chosen to honor the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, we use this month to celebrate all sorts of love, identities, and the human rights we all deserve. If you’re looking for some good reads as part of this celebration, here are a few of our recommendations!
For even more titles, check out our Pride Month shelf on cloudLibrary.
¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer
This collection of essays covers everything from life advice to what it’s like to grow up biracial and in the closet. Pick this one up to get the answers to your questions – and discover some questions you never considered before.
Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park
A big city like Seoul is full of people and can be one of the loneliest places in the world. This books captures the spirit of being young in the city with friends, family, and finding love.
The Stonewall Generation by Jane Fleishman
Read the stories of fearless elders in the LGBTQ community who came of age around the time of the Stonewall Riots of 1969. In candid interviews, they lay bare their struggles, strengths, activism, and sexual liberation in the context of the political movements of the 1960s and 1970s and today.
A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson
A quick and easy book all about pronouns, using them, and the basics of non-binary identities. A great resource for everyone!
Young Adult Books
Love & Other Natural Disasters by Misa Sugiura
Everybody loves a summer romance, but what if it was…fake? Enlisted to help make an ex-girlfriend jealous, Nozomi can’t help but think that maybe she can turn this fauxmance into something real.
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
Giant mechas, revenge, and taking down unjust systems – Iron Widow is a violent, ferocious story that’s the perfect catharsis for all of us.
Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier and Val Wise
In need of something to round out her college apps, Annie finds herself joining the cheerleading squad where her old friend Bebe, a trans girl, is captain.
Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee
There’s nothing like a meet cute. Too bad all of Noah’s are made up…until they aren’t. Online love stories hop off the page in this story of fiction versus reality and trans romance.
The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith
Fleeing a coup, twins seek shelter at the magical communion of women who spin the very fabric of the world. They learn much about their kingdom, magic, and themselves in this brilliant graphic novel.
Two Grooms on a Cake by Rob Sanders
Fifty years ago, two men wanted to get married. This lovely picture book details their story, as well as their beautiful cake!
Pride Puppy! by Robin Stevenson
Talk a walk through a parade of colors and people in this wonderful alphabet book. The titular puppy will keep you smiling on every page!
Plus, look forward to these titles coming soon!
- Bad Girls: A Novel by Camila Sosa Villada
- High-Risk Homosexual: A Memoir by Edgar Gomez
- She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick
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