Books for LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By Luis Diaz | May 3 2023 | Social Studies

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

Time Is a Mother
The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong
$17.00 US
Jun 06, 2023
128 Pages
Penguin Books

All In
An Autobiography
Here is an inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.
$19.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
528 Pages

Reclaiming Two-Spirits
Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America
Winner of the 2023 Prose Award in Cultural Anthropology and SociologyFinalist for the 2023 Publishing Triangle Randy Shilts Award for Gay NonfictionA sweeping history of Indigenous traditions of gender, sexuality, and resistance that reveals how, despite centuries of colonialism, Two-Spirit people are reclaiming their place in Native nations.
$21.95 US
Apr 25, 2023
368 Pages
Beacon Press

The LGBTQ + History Book
Presents a bold and accessible overview of LGBTQ+ history: the good, the bad, and the clandestine.
$27.99 US
May 09, 2023
336 Pages

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

Friday I'm in Love
It's too late for a Sweet Sixteen, but what if Mahalia had a coming-out party? A love letter to romantic comedies, sweet sixteen blowouts, Black joy, and queer pride.
$18.99 US
Jan 10, 2023
288 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers