Posted on June 16, 2021
Pride is for the whole family! Check out these picture books and chapter books and enhance your celebration all year long.
This Day in June
Experience the sights and sounds of a Pride parade and learn about LBGTQ+ history and culture in this lively, rhyming picture book. “All invited, All excited.”
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
By Rob Sanders
Learn all about activist Harvey Milk and the origin of the rainbow flag in this biography written especially for young people.
By Robin Stevenson
This board book is the perfect introduction to Pride for babies and toddlers with a focus on the colors of the rainbow.
It Feels Good to Be Yourself
By Theresa Thorn
This juvenile nonfiction book provides simple descriptions of many of the ways a person can be in the world. This book is ideal for children and adults alike looking for a better understanding of gender identity and for those who strive to be an ally.
Better Nate Than Ever
By Tim Federle
Nate wants nothing more than to make it on Broadway. When the chance to audition for E.T.: The Musical arrives, he stops at nothing to be noticed. Break a leg, Nate!
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World
By Ashley Herring Blake
Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school.
By Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick unfolds the Marvel family saga in his signature style in this richly illustrated multigenerational novel. Joseph Jervis, runs away from home, seeking refuge with his uncle in London, and is captivated by the Marvel house, with its portraits and ghostly presences. While there learns the story of the Marvel family.
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
By Dana Levy
Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.
Ashes to Asheville
By Sarah Dooley
After twelve-year-old Fella’s mother passes away, the courts decide she is better off with her grandmother than with her other mother, Mama Shannon. Later she is swept away on a wild road trip by her older sister Zany to fulfill their late mother’s dying wish.
This list is by no means exhaustive. For more fabulous titles related to Pride, contact your favorite librarian.