Great Books to Celebrate Pride Month

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Posted: June 8, 2018

Category: Staff Picks

June is Pride Month, and we are celebrating by highlighting some of the best LGBTQ+ YA books in our collection! Stop by the teen area to check out our Pride Month book display, featuring both fiction and non-fiction books that touch upon some of the issues that LGBTQ+ youth face.

Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin
This collections of short stories chronicles the lives of six transgender teenagers, and the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken.

Far From You by Tess Sharpe
After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina's death.

Luna by Julie Ann Peters
Other than keeping the secret of her brother Liam’s transsexuality, Regan’s life is fairly quiet. But everything changes when Liam decides to begin transitioning into Luna, the girl she was meant to be.

None of The Above by I.W. Gregorio
Kristin’s world is turned upside down when she discovers she was born intersex and her secret is revealed to the entire school. Kristin soon finds out what is means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.

Ship It by Britta Lundin
Claire writes fanfic for the show Demon Heart on Tumblr, and wants nothing more than her pairing of the two main male characters to become canon. Forest, one of the stars of the show, clashes with Claire over her fanfic at a Comic-Con Q&A, and finds himself caught in a PR nightmare with her.

This Book is Gay by James Dawson
James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it’s like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from various LGBT community members, this book explores everything from gender identity, to religious issues, and stereotypes.

Undone by Cat Clarke
After the suicide of her gay best friend Kai, Jem is set on taking revenge on the kids who ‘outed’ him, despite the letters he wrote her begging her not to.

Unspeakable by Caroline Pignat
On her first voyage as a stewardess on the Empress of Ireland, Ellie is drawn to the fire stoker who stands by the ship’s rail at night, writing in a journal.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined.

You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison
High school is hard enough, but when Maggie and her out-of-the-closet best friend Nash, fall for the same guy, their friendship is put to the test.


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