By Megan Parish

Pride Month is celebrated every June and is an opportunity to commemorate and recognize the LGBTQ+ people in the world and our community. Below is a list of titles that feature LGBTQ+ characters, allies, and/or written by members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Adult Recommendations

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Southernmost by Silas House

Gender Outlaws by Kate Bornstein

Jam on the Vine by LaShonda Barnett

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Bury It by Sam Sax

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Preger

Teen Recommendations

More Than This by Patrick Ness

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell

Dreadnought by April Daniels

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan


Middle Grade Recommendations

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callander

George by Alex Gino

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

The Whispers by Greg Howard

The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

PRIDE: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson

Picture Book Recommendations

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman

Daddy, Papa, and Me by Leslea Newman

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pittman

Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack

I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall


Megan Parish
Experience Facilitator

Megan Parish

Megan is a horror, YA book, and cat enthusiast. She received her Bachelors degree in English literature.

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