Books for LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By Luis Diaz | June 7 2022 | General

In June we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, which honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan.

Pride Month is a time to both celebrate the accomplishments of those in the LGBTQ+ community and also recognize the ongoing struggles faced by many across the world who wish to live as their most authentic selves.

To honor this community, here is a selection of titles that we encourage you to share with your students: LGBTQIA+ Elementary Titles

We proudly amplify these authors during Pride Month and all year long as we invite readers to discover their stories. To uplift LGBTQ+ youth and help ensure they get the chance to write their own stories, Penguin Random House is donating 15% of net proceeds in June 2022 to The Trevor ProjectLGBTQ Saves, and the Zebra Coalition (up to $30K Total). 


ABC Pride
A is for Acceptance! ! B is for Belonging! ! C is for Celebrate!
$12.99 US
Jun 14, 2022
32 Pages
DK Children

Different Kinds of Fruit
In this funny and hugely heartfelt novel from the Newbery Honor-winning author of Too Bright to See, a sixth-grader's life is turned upside down when she learns her dad is trans
$17.99 US
Apr 12, 2022
320 Pages
Dial Books

In this joyful and impactful picture book, a transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time.
$16.99 US
Nov 09, 2021
32 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The Family Tree
A family tree assignment leads an adopted girl to discover the different ways to be a family.
$18.99 US
May 10, 2022
48 Pages
Tundra Books

The GayBCs
A joyous celebration of LGBTQ+ vocabulary in an alphabet book for kids of all ages, featuring bright illustrations and an inclusive message about the beauty of embracing one's truest self.
$14.99 US
Oct 08, 2019
32 Pages
Quirk Books

Pink, Blue, and You!
Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes
Simple, accessible, and direct, this picture book is perfect for kids and parents or teachers to read together, opening the door to conversations about gender stereotypes and everyone's right to be their true selves. 
$18.99 US
Mar 08, 2022
40 Pages
Anne Schwartz Books

Answers in the Pages
A bold, timely novel about speaking up and coming out as parents lobby to ban a beloved book from the school curriculum by New York Times-bestselling author David Levithan.
$17.99 US
May 10, 2022
176 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers