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 PRH.com net proceeds in June 2022 to The Trevor ProjectLGBTQ Saves, and the Zebra Coalition (up to $30K Total). 


 

App Kid
How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream
978-0-525-65619-7
App Kid is an inspiring and deeply personal coming of age memoir from one of Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneurs—a second-generation immigrant who taught himself how to code as a thirteen-year-old and went on to claim his share of the American dream.
$27.00 US
Sep 21, 2021
Hardcover
304 Pages
Knopf

Sword Stone Table
Old Legends, New Voices
978-0-593-08189-1
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
Paperback
480 Pages
Vintage

Time Is a Mother
978-0-593-30023-7
The highly anticipated collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong
$24.00 US
Apr 05, 2022
Hardcover
128 Pages
Penguin Press

Lost & Found
A Memoir
978-0-525-51246-2
“Piercing. It unlocks existential meaning out of the utterly mundane facts of human life. Lost & Found is a prod toward amazement." (NPR) “Sublime, compassionate, brilliant…. Jubilant, an unabashed ode to joy.”–Minneapolis Star-Tribune
$27.00 US
Jan 11, 2022
Hardcover
256 Pages
Random House

A Queer History of the United States for Young People
978-0-8070-5612-7
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
Paperback
336 Pages
Beacon Press

Pride: An Inspirational History of the LGBTQ+ Movement
978-0-593-38294-3
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
Hardcover
128 Pages
Penguin Workshop

Across a Field of Starlight
(A Graphic Novel)
978-0-593-12413-0
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
Paperback
352 Pages
Random House Graphic

The Stonewall Reader

Malice
978-1-9848-1867-6
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
$17.00 US
Feb 01, 2022
Paperback
496 Pages
Del Rey

Blue-Skinned Gods
978-1-64129-242-9
Traveling from the ashrams of India to the underground rock scene of New York City, Blue-Skinned Gods explores ethnic, gender, and sexual identities, and examines the need for belief in a fractured world.
$26.00 US
Nov 02, 2021
Hardcover
336 Pages
Soho Press

Too Bright to See

Being Jazz
My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
978-0-399-55467-4
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
$10.99 US
Jun 27, 2017
Paperback
272 Pages
Ember