Celebrate Pride Month with LGBTQ+ Lit

To celebrate Pride Month this June, meet some of the LGBTQ+ characters who have been central in YA fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels of the past year. These titles represent just a fraction of the many LGBTQ+ characters who graced the pages of YA books since last June. For even more ideas, we recommend BookRiot’s lists of “Most Anticipated LGBTQ releases” for 2019 and 2020, as well as their even more extensive preview of YA books starring queer girls in 2020.

Fiction

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (print, ebook, e-audio)

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (print–coming soon, ebook)

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver (print–coming soon)

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake (print, ebook)

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (print, ebook, e-audio)

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales (print, ebook, e-audio)

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (#2 in Dread Nation series) (print, ebook, e-audio)

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee (print)

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian (ebook, e-audio)

Wilder Girls by Rory Power (print, ebook)

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (#2 in Simon Snow series) (print, ebook e-audio)

Birthday by Meredith Russo (ebook, e-audio)

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper (ebook, e-audio)

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater (print, ebook, e-audio)

Music from Another World by Robin Talley (ebook, e-audio)

 

Nonfiction

A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski and adapted by Richie Chevat (print, ebook)

Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson (print, ebook, e-audio)

Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens, 2nd edition by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke (print)

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk (print)

 

Graphic Novels

Fence #1-3 by C.S. Pascat (print)

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (print, ebook)

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki (print, ebook)

Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer (print)

Check Please #1-2 by Ngozi Ukazu (print–#2 coming soon)

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker (print)

 

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