PRIDE 2020: Kids & Young Adults
Happy Pride Month!
The books below feature LGBTQIA+ stories perfect for PRIDE month (and always)! The titles range in age, starting with Board Books and moving up to YA titles.
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In this beautiful, bold board book, children will learn about the colors of the iconic pride flag!
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and brown . . .
These are the colors of our rainbow flag. Do you know what they stand for?
Every young child is enchanted by the beautiful colors of the rainbow.
One of the only original board books about gay parents! A perfect purchase for new parents, baby showers, and more!
Celebrate Pride every day with this adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of lesbian mothers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two moms. A perfect Mother's Day gift!
This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family . . . and that's LOVE.
This beloved classic celebrating all kinds of families is a perfect entry into the world of Todd Parr, and is now available as a board book!Some families have two moms or two dads. Some families have one parent instead of two.
Some families live in a house by themselves. Some families share a house with other families.$18.99ISBN: 9781452173801Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chronicle Books - March 18th, 2018
100 percent of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.
HBO's Emmy winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.$17.99ISBN: 9780762467655Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Running Press Kids - May 5th, 2020Playing 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.$17.95ISBN: 9781554987948Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Groundwood Books - September 13th, 2016
When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all.$6.99ISBN: 9781499810158Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: little bee books - March 24th, 2020
Celebrate the amazing accomplishments of LGBTQ activist and trailblazer Ellen DeGeneres in this charming board book.
In this beautifully illustrated board book series, parents can celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ heroes, and introduce their little ones to the trailblazers who have shaped our world.
Ellen DeGeneres, one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world,$17.99ISBN: 9780525554011Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020
Two mommies spend a sunny day with their toddler in this cozy, rhyming picture book that is a loving celebration of family.$8.99ISBN: 9780316043472Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009
It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.
From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.$16.99ISBN: 9781950354245Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scribble Us - June 2nd, 2020
Elvi has two moms at her house, but Nicholas wants to know which one is her real mom. "They're both my mom," she says. Poignant, but written with a light and humorous touch, this beautifully illustrated story captures what lies at the heart of family life--love.$14.99ISBN: 9781433830440Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Magination Press - May 25th, 2020
ALA's 2021 Rainbow Book List Top Ten Title for Young ReadersMost 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.$16.99ISBN: 9780763690458Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018
Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award
In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.$17.99ISBN: 9780803741072Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014
The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere$17.99ISBN: 9780399555312Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!Email or call for priceISBN: 9780807563731Availability: Out of PrintPublished: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2014
Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.$9.99ISBN: 9781433816598Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$18.95ISBN: 9781620142851Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Lee & Low Books - June 15th, 2017
Young Casey loves sparkly things, just like his older sister, who does not approve until an encounter with teasing bullies helps her learn to accept and respect Casey for who he is.
Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, but he also loves things that sparkle, shimmer, and glitter.$17.99ISBN: 9780762462476Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Running Press Kids - June 5th, 2018
An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.$16.95ISBN: 9781433829024Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Magination Press - May 22nd, 2018
5th-6th grade Finalist in 2019 Children's Choice Book Awards2019 ALA GLBT Round Table Rainbow Book List$5.99ISBN: 9781524792787Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Workshop - May 19th, 2020
Learn about one of the most influential leaders in the fight for gay rights.$17.99ISBN: 9780062947758Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - May 26th, 2020
One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this groundbreaking, pop-culture-infused illustrated biography collection takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the lives of fifty influential queer figures who have made a mark on every century of hu$18.99ISBN: 9780062943170Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9781626722590Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: First Second - May 7th, 2019
One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019
On BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons List
One of NPR's Best Books of 2019
Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice
One of Bitch Medias Best Queer YA Novels of 2019$18.99ISBN: 9780062990297Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$18.99ISBN: 9781335470454Availability: Out of StockPublished: Harlequin Teen - February 27th, 2018
Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love, and shape the world around them.
Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.$7.99ISBN: 9781338129311Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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 AwardWinner of the Lambda Literary AwardCaroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and 12-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately.$10.99ISBN: 9781250078414Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Flatiron Books - June 26th, 2018
The award-winning, big-hearted novel about being seen for who you really are, and a love story you can't help but root for
Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.$16.99ISBN: 9780545812542Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015
BE WHO YOU ARE.When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . .$7.99ISBN: 9780385376556Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yearling - July 14th, 2015
”Fans of Beverly Cleary’s Quimbys, Judy Blume’s Hatchers, and, more recently, Jeanne Birdsall’s Penderwicks will fervently hope that more Fletcher misadventures are yet to come.” —School Library Journal, Starred
$10.99ISBN: 9781250135025Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Wednesday Books - May 9th, 2017
#1 New York Times best seller!
Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015 - Youth!
Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer!
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.$10.99ISBN: 9780062348685Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016
Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford!
William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist
"A remarkable gift of a novel."—Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle$8.99ISBN: 9780525553243Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - April 28th, 2020
From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.$10.99ISBN: 9780062473424Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperTeen - November 13th, 2018
Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature * 2018 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults * 2018 Rainbow Book List * A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017
"Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital."—Kirkus (starred review)$7.99ISBN: 9780142416419Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - July 8th, 2010
Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narrator$17.99ISBN: 9780374312718Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020
*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*$19.99ISBN: 9781419739941Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Amulet Books - October 6th, 2020
Miles McKenna is a queer and trans activist. He transitioned online in front of a million people. This is his survival guide.
When Miles came out on his YouTube channel in 2015—then transitioned online in 2017—his aim was to help other teens navigate their identities and take charge of their own coming-out stories.$17.99ISBN: 9780593108178Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$9.99ISBN: 9780375832994Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ember - May 10th, 2005
This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781338032451Availability: Out of PrintPublished: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016
The author of Openly Straight returns with an epic road trip involving family history, gay history, the girlfriend our hero can't have, the grandfather he never knew, and the Porcupine of Truth
The Stonewall Book Award-winning novel from the author of Openly Straight and Honestly Ben!$10.99ISBN: 9780545798655Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015
The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else... now in paperback.The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else. Pre-order the companion novel Honestly Ben now (out 3/28/17)!Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes.$18.95ISBN: 9780807056127Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - June 11th, 2019
Named one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 by School Library Journal
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.$16.99ISBN: 9781626723634Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: First Second - February 13th, 2018
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:
Prince Sebastian is looking for a brideor rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystalliathe hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!$18.99ISBN: 9781534432871Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020
A moving, darkly funny novel about six teens whose magic goes wildly awry from Magic for Liars author Sarah Gailey, who Chuck Wendig calls an “author to watch.”
Keeping your magic a secret is hard. Being in love with your best friend is harder.
Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all share.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780735227439Availability: Special OrderPublished: Speak - September 4th, 2018
“A twisty, dark psychological thriller that will leave you guessing til the very end."—Teen Vogue
“[A] riveting read…"—NPR
The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark.
$18.99ISBN: 9781250198747Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Imprint - October 29th, 2019
Beyond the Black Door is a young adult dark fantasy about unlocking the mysteries around and within us—no matter the cost...
Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers—like Kamai and her mother—can journey into other people's souls while they sleep.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780064405874Availability: Special OrderPublished: HarperTeen - April 15th, 1995
Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Lesléa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen$9.99ISBN: 9780060736255Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperTeen - July 6th, 2004
“Transcendent.” —New York Times Book Review
“Magnificent.” —Village Voice
“Sparkling.” —Publishers Weekly$26.99ISBN: 9781250217288Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”