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+ Fiction & Literature | LGBTQIA+ History & Memoir

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). 


Sword Stone Table
Old Legends, New Voices
From the vast lore surrounding King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, comes an anthology of gender-bent, race-bent, LGBTQIA+ inclusive retellings. Featuring stories by:
$17.00 US
Jul 13, 2021
480 Pages

Time Is a Mother
The highly anticipated collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong
$25.00 US
Apr 05, 2022
128 Pages
Penguin Press

A Queer History of the United States for Young People
Queer history didn’t start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.
$18.95 US
Jun 11, 2019
336 Pages
Beacon Press

Pride: An Inspirational History of the LGBTQ+ Movement
Take pride in who you are! This inspiring history of the LGBTQ+ community enlightens young readers on the true timeline of LGBTQ+ history around the world, the lives of important figures like Harvey Milk, and iconic events like Stonewall.
$14.99 US
Apr 19, 2022
128 Pages
Penguin Workshop

Across a Field of Starlight
(A Graphic Novel)
An epic sci-fi graphic novel romance between two non-binary characters as they find one another through time, distance, and war. An amazing story that explores the complexity of human nature and what brings us together.
$16.99 US
Feb 08, 2022
352 Pages
Random House Graphic

The Stonewall Reader
For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White.
$18.00 US
Apr 30, 2019
336 Pages
Penguin Classics

A princess isn't supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this darkly magical retelling of "Sleeping Beauty," true love is more than a simple fairy tale. “Walter’s spellbinding debut is for all the queer girls and women who’ve been told to keep their gifts hidden and for those yearning to defy gravity.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
$18.00 US
Feb 01, 2022
496 Pages
Del Rey

Too Bright to See
A National Book Award Finalist "A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review
$8.99 US
Jun 07, 2022
224 Pages
Dial Books

Being Jazz
My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
Get ready for season 3 of the popular TLC show I Am Jazz! Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 Most Influential Teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths."[Jazz's] touching book serves as a rallying cry for understanding and acceptance."--Bustle
$12.99 US
Jun 27, 2017
272 Pages