Every year in June we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Pride traditions. While traditionally Pride month is celebrated with parades and events, you can still celebrate at home with a great book. No matter what age you or your kids are, there are tons of amazing books out there to read about the great achievements and struggles of LGBTQ individuals. Here’s a list of the best books to read this June for Pride Month.
Pride Month Reading for Kids
My Two Moms and Me by Michael Joosten
This board book walks through the day-to-day lives of different lesbian mothers.
Daddy, Papa, and Me by Leslea Newman
This rhyming book is all about life having two dads.
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Julián is coming to understand their gender nonconformity and fantasizes dressing up as a mermaid.
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
The true story of Jazz Jennings and her realization at a young age she was being raised as a boy.
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
The story of the creation of the Gay Pride Flag by Harvey Milk told for young readers.
Pride Month Reading for Teens
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Two teenage boys fall in love in a star-crossed lovers romance you won’t be able to put down.
Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan
An openly gay star athlete falls in love with a bisexual girl who hasn’t come out yet.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Two girls don’t know they’re half sisters until their father dies in a plane crash.
Pride Month Reading for Adults
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir by T Kira Madden
Madden creates her own family of girls when her unsupportive parents can’t dig themselves out of their own personal struggles to support their daughter.
Outlawed by Anna North
After Anna can’t get pregnant, she’s exiled to The Hole in the Wall Gang, where the female bond is more important than anything.
With Teeth: A Novel by Kristen Arnett
This book takes on the perspective of parenting a queer teenage boy and the struggles that come with it.
Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride
At 26, McBride was the first ever transgender person to speak in front of a national political convention. She tells her story while noting the history of transgender acceptance across the country.
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