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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.

Think we're missing something? Don't be shy! Let us know what books you'd like to see added to this list by email read@napabookmine.com.


 

Our Rainbow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781499809343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: little bee books - May 7th, 2019

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.


Daddy, Papa, and Me Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781582462622
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

One of the only original board books about gay parents! A perfect purchase for new parents, baby showers, and more!


My Two Moms and Me Cover Image
By Michael Joosten, Izak Zenou (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525580126
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

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!


Love Makes a Family Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525554226
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Published: Dial Books - December 24th, 2018

This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family . . . and that's LOVE.


The Family Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316442541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - April 2nd, 2019

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.


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Better Bundo Book, LGBT Children’s Book) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452173801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 18th, 2018

100% 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 picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.


The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish Cover Image
By Lil Miss Hot Mess, Olga de Dios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762467655
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Running Press Kids - May 5th, 2020

Playing 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.


A Family Is a Family Is a Family Cover Image
By Sara O'Leary, Qin Leng (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781554987948
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Published: 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.


Ellen DeGeneres (People of Pride) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781499810158
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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,


Plenty of Hugs Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Kate Alizadeh (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554011
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Published: 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.


It's Okay To Be Different Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316043472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


Who's Your Real Mom? Cover Image
By Bernadette Green, Anna Zobel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781950354245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribble Us - June 2nd, 2020

"Elvi, which one is your mom?"
"They're both my moms."
"But which one's your real mom?"

Elvi has two moms at her house, but when her friend Nicholas wants to know which one is her real mom, Elvi has a lot of clues for him: she's the one with dark hair, the one who can do a handstand on two fingers, who is a pirate in disguise.


My Maddy Cover Image
By Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433830440
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magination Press - May 25th, 2020

Most 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.

Some of the best things in the world are not one thing or the other. They are something in between and entirely their own.


Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


I Am Jazz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
Availability: Out of Stock
Published: 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


Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399555312
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Published: 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!


Jacob's New Dress Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807563731
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Published: 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.


This Day in June Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781433816598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


Sparkle Boy Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Maria Mola (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620142851
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Published: 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.


Pink Is for Boys Cover Image
By Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762462476
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Running Press Kids - June 5th, 2018

An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.


Sewing the Rainbow: A Story about Gilbert Baker Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781433829024
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Magination Press - May 22nd, 2018

5th-6th grade Finalist in 2019 Children's Choice Book Awards

2019 ALA GLBT Round Table Rainbow Book List


Who Was Harvey Milk? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524792787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - May 19th, 2020

Learn about one of the most influential leaders in the fight for gay rights.


Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History Cover Image
By Sarah Prager, Sarah Papworth (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062947758
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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


Stay Gold Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062943170
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Published: 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.


Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722590
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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 Media’s Best Queer YA Novels of 2019


The Black Flamingo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062990297
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Published: 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.


All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335470454
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Published: 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.


Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338129311
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Published: 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 Award
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award

Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.


If I Was Your Girl Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250078414
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Published: 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.


George Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545812542
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Published: 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.


The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Family Fletcher Series #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385376556
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Published: 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


Carry On (Simon Snow Series #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250135025
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Published: 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.


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062348685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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


To Night Owl From Dogfish Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525553243
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Published: 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.


It's Not Like It's a Secret Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062473424
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Published: 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)


From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142416419
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Published: Puffin Books - July 8th, 2010

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narrator


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*


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Out!: How to Be Your Authentic Self Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419739941
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Amulet Books - October 6th, 2020

The ultimate coming out survival guide by queer and trans activist—and social media superstar—Miles McKenna
 
Activist Miles McKenna came out on his YouTube channel in 2017, documenting his transition to help other teens navigate their identities and take charge of their own coming-out stories.


Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
Availability: Out of Stock
Published: 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


Boy Meets Boy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375832994
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Published: 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.


The Porcupine of Truth Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338032451
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Published: 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!


Openly Straight Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545798655
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Published: 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)!


A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #1) Cover Image
By Michael Bronski, Richie Chevat (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807056127
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723634
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Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or 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 Crystallia—the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!


When We Were Magic Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534432871
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Published: Simon Pulse - 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.


A Line in the Dark Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780735227439
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Published: 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.
 


Beyond the Black Door Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250198747
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Published: 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.


Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, Beck Underwood (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064405874
Availability: Special Order
Published: 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


Weetzie Bat Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780060736255
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Published: HarperTeen - July 6th, 2004

“Transcendent.” New York Times Book Review

“Magnificent.” Village Voice

“Sparkling.” Publishers Weekly


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy

A USA Today Bestseller!
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”