Books for LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By Luis Diaz | May 3 2023 | Social Studies & History

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:

Browse the elementary school collection

This Is Our Rainbow
16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us
978-0-593-30397-9
The first LGBTQIA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic, fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland, Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and more!
$8.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
Paperback
336 Pages
Yearling

Different Kinds of Fruit
978-0-593-11120-8
In this funny and hugely heartfelt novel from a National Book Award finalist, a sixth-grader's life is turned upside down when she learns her dad is trans
$8.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
Paperback
336 Pages
Dial Books

ABC Pride
978-0-7440-6317-2
A is for Acceptance! ! B is for Belonging! ! C is for Celebrate!
$12.99 US
Jun 14, 2022
Hardcover
32 Pages
DK Children

The Family Tree
978-0-7352-6766-4
A family tree assignment leads an adopted girl to discover the different ways to be a family.
$18.99 US
May 10, 2022
Hardcover
48 Pages
Tundra Books

She Persisted: Rachel Levine
978-0-593-52904-1
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Rachel Levine!
$6.99 US
Jun 06, 2023
Paperback
96 Pages
Philomel Books

Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution
978-1-5247-1952-4
Celebrate Pride every day with the very first picture book to tell of its historic and inspiring role in the gay civil rights movement, from the author of the acclaimed Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.
$18.99 US
Apr 23, 2019
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers