Books for All Ages to Celebrate Pride Month

Every year in June we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month and this year marks the 53rd 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

Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

This book shows no matter what your family looks like, it always begins with love.


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. 

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam Schiffer

Stella’s class is having a Mother’s Day celebration, but she has two daddies who both love her very much and wants to share in the special day.

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff

When Aidan was born everyone thought he was a girl. After Aidan realized he was a boy, his parents fixed the parts of his life that didn’t fit anymore.

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. 

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
A Black trans boy named Felix finds himself seeking revenge when someone posts pictures of him pre-transition on the internet.

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Two girls don’t know they’re half sisters until their father dies in a plane crash. 

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Randy has his sights set on the best summer of camp ever and finally landing his dream guy, Hudson.

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
Hani is well-liked and a bit of a doormat, while Ishu is abrasive and driven. Together, these endearing Bengali girls discover and fight for the space to be who they truly are.

Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles
Gene, a bi teen boy, deals with struggles of an absent mother and an alcoholic father.

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker
Zenobia July is a hacking and coding prodigy who’s attending a new school as a girl for the first time.

Pride Month Reading for Adults

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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.

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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. 

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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.

pride monthHola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer
This hilarious memoir details the life-journey of Brammer, often called the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw.”

The Verifiers by Jane Pek
A woman who works for an agency that verifies the users on dating apps suddenly finds herself questioning her own identity.pride month

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.

For more Pride Month Reading, check out Celebrating Pride: An Open Letter to My Son. To read along with Detroit Mom and Katie, follow our Bookstagram page!


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