Fiction & Nonfiction to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month

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Image result for stonewall innThis year we celebrate not only LGBT Pride Month, but also the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Beginning on June 28, 1969, the protest was the first major demonstration for gay rights in America. June has been recognized LGBTQ Pride Month since 1970. Books—especially for children—with LGBTQ+ characters or covering LGBTQ+ issues used to be hard to find, but as this list of new titles shows, that is changing. These books are meant for enjoyment, education, support, and comfort.

These titles were all published in the last year and cover almost all the variety of gender orientation and identity, except transgender. Also, the fiction titles included here are mostly realistic. For a list of speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, paranormal and the like) books with LGBTQ+ characters, click here.

Enjoy!

PRIMARY PICTURE BOOKS

FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY  HOME AT LAST  JEROME BY HEART  LOVE IS LOVE  MAIDEN & PRINCESS

A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O’Leary (ill. by Qin Leng). 9781554987948. Groundwood Books. 2016. Gr PK-2.
When her teacher asks the class to share what makes their families special, one girl worries she might not be able to explain her family because it is so different. But as she listens to her classmates describe the differences in their own families, she realizes that her family isn’t so strange after all, and the only thing that matters is that they love one another.

Home at Last by Vera B. Williams & Chris Raschka. 9780061349737. Greenwillow. 2016. Gr K-3.
When Lester is finally adopted by two exciting dads, he gets his own room, bike, toys, new cousins, and even a new dog. But Lester still gets scared and lonely in the middle of the night, and he must find a way to adjust and finally feel safe at home.

Jerome by Heart by Thomas Scotto (ill. by Olivier Tallec). 9781592702503. Enchanted Lion Books. 2018. Gr PK-3.
A little boy named Raphael shares his love for his friend Jerome who is always kind to him, shares his snacks, holds his hand, and defends him when others are mean to him. Though his parents don’t seem very happy with his great affection for his friend, Raphael is happy to say he loves Jerome.

Love Is Love by Michael Genhart (ill. by Ken Min). 9781939775139. Little Pickle Press. 2018. Gr K-2.
Teased for having two fathers, a boy views his friend’s traditional family as similar to his own and realizes he can counter the ridicule by taking pride in his fathers and the love that makes them a family.

Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack & Isabel Galup (ill. by Becca Human). 9781499807769. Little Bee Books. 2019. Gr K-2.
A young, strong maiden is invited to the prince’s royal ball. While everyone considers her the perfect match for the prince—who also happens to be her best friend—the maiden is reluctant to go until her mother gently prods her along. Though she makes quite the impression on the guests of the ball, she ends up finding love in way that surprises everyone, including herself.

PINK IS FOR BOYS  PLAN FOR POPS  PRINCE & KNIGHT  STELLA BRINGS THE FAMILY  THIS DAY IN JUNE

Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman (ill. by Eda Kaban). 9780762462476. Running Press. 2018. Gr PK-2.
Readers are assured that all colors, not just pink and blue, are for both boys and girls.

A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith & Brooke Kerrigan. 9781459816145. Orca. 2019. Gr PK-1.
Every Saturday Lou visits Grandad and Pops. Each of them has their own favorite activities to celebrate her visit, and they love spending time together. But when Pops falls and needs to use a wheelchair, he acts quiet and sad. Grandad and Lou will have to come up with a plan to make Pops feel better and happier.

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack (ill. by Stevie Lewis). 9781499805529. Little Bee Books. 2018. Gr K-2.
The king and queen search the kingdom unsuccessfully looking for a bride for the prince. One day, a dragon threatens the kingdom and a knight in shining armor arrives. Together, the prince and knight take on the dragon, only to learn that there is something special between them, both finally discovering true love.

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer (ill. by Holly Clifton Brown). 9781452111902. Chronicle Books. 2015. Gr K-3.
Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother’s Day.

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman (ill. by Kristyna Litten). 9781433816581. Magination Press. 2014. Gr PK-2.
Rhyming text and color illustrations depict varied participants and spectators at a gay pride parade held in June. Back matter provides additional information on the events and topics referenced in the text, as well as a note to parents and caregivers offering guidance on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age appropriate ways.

PRIDE : THE STORY OF HARVEY MILK AND THE RAINBOW FLAG  SEWING THE RAINBOW : A STORY ABOUT GILBERT BAKER  STONEWALL : A BUILDING. AN UPRISING. A REVOLUTION

Pride : The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders (ill. by Steven Salerno). 9780399555312. Random House. 2018. Gr 1-3.
This picture book biography tells the story of how Harvey Milk’s activism led to the creation and use of the rainbow flag to show his dream that all people, even gay people, should have equality.

Sewing the Rainbow : The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag by Gayle E. Pitman (ill. by Holly Clifton-Brown). 9781433829024. Magination Press. 2018. Gr K-3.
A picture book biography about Gilbert Baker chronicles his creation of the rainbow flag and its role in the gay rights movement.

Stonewall : A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution by Rob Sanders (ill. by Jamey Christoph). 9781524719524. Random House. 2019. Gr 1-4.
This picture book will help younger children understand the Stonewall riots and celebrate the history of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.

INTERMEDIATE

BEST MAN  HURRICANE CHILD  IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD  LOTTERYS PLUS ONE  LOTTERYS MORE OR LESS  LOVE, PENELOPE  PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER

The Best Man by Richard Peck. 9780803738393. Penguin. 2016. Gr 4-7.
All through elementary school, Archer has found three role models—his grandpa, dad, and uncle Paul. But now a fourth has joined their ranks—Mr. McLeod, his new teacher, who becomes a bit of a celebrity. Later, Archer is surprised by being named best man in two of his role models’ weddings, which means he will have to figure out how to become the best Archer he can be.

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Calender. 9781338129304. Scholastic. 2018. Gr 4-6.
On the island of St. Thomas, Caroline is known for her bad luck because she was born during a hurricane. A new student from Barbados named Kalinda arrives and becomes Caroline’s only friend—-and her first crush. Along with a spirit that stalks the island and her mother’s disappearance, Caroline must confront her new feelings for Kalinda.

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake. 9780316515467. Little, Brown. 2018. Gr 4-7.
A tornado rips through town and, in demolishing her family’s home, rips apart Ivy Aberdeen’s secret notebook of drawings of girls holding hands. Those drawings begin showing up in Ivy’s locker with notes telling her she should open up about her identity, and Ivy dares to hope they are from the girl she has developed a crush on.

The Lotterys Plus One  by Emma Donoghue. 9780545925815. Arthur A. Levine Books. 2017. Gr 4-6.
Sumac Lottery happily lives with four parents (one lesbian couple and one gay couple), six siblings from multicultural backgrounds, and five rescue pets. But when Grandpa Grumps, who Sumac has never met because he’s been estranged from the family, comes to live with them, his disapproving attitude toward the life Sumac loves is hard to take. (The second book in the series is The Lotterys More or Less, 9781338207538, 2018.)

Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin (ill. by Lucy Knisley). 9781419728617. Amulet Books. 2018. Gr 3-6.
Penny writes a series of letters to her future sibling, including facts about their California home, questions about whether their moms will ever marry, and especially the assurance that he or she is loved.

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill. 9781620103401. Oni Press. 2016. Gr 3-6.
When Princess Amira rescues kind-hearted Princess Sadie from her tower prison, the two adventure across the kingdom and discover they bring out the best in each other. When a jealous sorceress threatens Sadie, the two must use all their know-how, bravery, and kindness to figure out what “happily ever after” means for them.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE  HURRICANE SEASON  ONE TRUE WAY  TO NIGHT OWL FROM DOGFISH

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow. 9780062791146. Harpercollins. 2018. Gr 5-8.
When her best friend Olivia pressures her into it, Melly joins the school band—only to learn that she loves playing the drums. She and Olivia spend two weeks at Camp Rockaway, and suddenly, things start to unravel, including her parents splitting up, her best friend ditching her, and her growing feelings for a girl at camp. Through this, Melly wonders if she really has it in her to become a rock and roll star.

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby. 9781616209063. Algonquin. 2019. Gr 5-7.
Fig tries to connect with her artistic, bipolar father after her art teacher calls social services when her father wanders into school looking for Fig. Her new neighbor, Mark, understands more than Fig does about the issues that plague her father. Fig suffers drama at school too as she deals with a boy who likes her and the girl she has a crush on.

One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock. 9781338181722. Scholastic. 2018. Gr 5-8.
Allie and Samantha, two middle school girls in the 1970s American South, struggle with their growing feelings for each other, finding challenges and support from unlikely places.

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer. 9780525553236. Penguin. 2019. Gr 5-8.
Unhappy about being sent to the same summer camp after their fathers start dating, Bett and Avery eventually begin scheming to get the couple back together after a break-up. Their story is told entirely through emails.

HARVEY MILK : THE FIRST OPENLY GAY ELECTED OFFICIAL IN THE U  LGBTQ RIGHTS  PRIDE : CELEBRATING DIVERSITY & COMMUNITY  SAME-SEX MARRIAGE : OBERGEFELL V. HODGES

Harvey Milk : The First Openly Gay Elected Official in the United States (Spotlight on Civic Courage: Heroes of Conscience) by Barbara Gottfried Hollander. 9781538380956. Rosen. 2018. Gr 6-9.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official in the U.S. The author describes how he hid his sexuality in school, the U.S. Navy, and on Wall Street; his various love interests and coming out; and his political career until he was assassinated. She also discusses Milk’s legacy today.

LGBTQ Rights (Uncovering the Past : Analyzing Primary Sources) by Natalie Hyde. 9780778739425. Crabtree. 2018. Gr 6-8.
By examining primary and secondary sources about the history of LGBTQ rights, from the Stonewall riots in the 1960s through the decriminalization of homosexuality and marriage rights, this book will help young readers analyze the concepts of freedoms in a democracy.

Pride : Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin Stevenson. 9781459809932. Orca. 2016. Gr 7-10.
Stevenson highlights the history of Pride by sharing its roots, how it’s celebrated today, and how others around the world celebrate Pride.

Same-Sex Marriage : Obergefelly v. Hodges (Courting History) by Gerry Boehme. 9781502635921. Cavendish Square. 2019. Gr 6-9.
Readers will explore the history of the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court Case and how it affected the LGBTQ movement.

HIGH SCHOOL FICTION

DANGEROUS ART OF BLENDING IN  DEPOSING NATHAN  FAT ANGIE    FAT ANGIE : REBEL GIRL REVOLUTION  FIRE SONG  HOW (NOT) TO ASK A BOY TO PROM  I HAVE LOST MY WAY

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis. 9780062659002. Balzer + Bray. 2018. Gr 9-12.
Evan works to escape life with his abusive mother and absentee father by isolating himself in a lonely monastery and drawing. He struggles with his growing feelings for his best friend Henry, who also shows interest in being more than friends. With Henry’s help, Evan begins to believe he deserves more than his mother’s abuse and disappointment.

Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley. 9781624147357. Page Street Kids. 2019. Gr 9-12.
In his deposition, Nate describes how he met Cam and how their friendship became physical. As they grew closer, tensions also grew as pressures arise from Nate’s family, his girlfriend, his own Catholic guilt, and questions over his bisexuality. When a fistfight got out of hand, Cam stabbed Nate, and while Cam is in jail, Nate now tells his side of a story more complex than a simple fight.

Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo. 9780763661199. Candlewick Press. 2013. Gr 9-12.
Angie, an overweight high school student, struggles with suicidal tendencies, bullies at school, and the presumed death of her soldier sister in Iraq. But when KC, a new girl in town, takes an interest in Angie, Angie feels the desire to do something with her life for the first time. (The second book in the series is Fat Angie : Rebel Girl Revolution, 9780763693459, 2019.)

Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones. 9781554519774. Annick Press. 2018. Gr 9-12.
After Shane’s kid sister, Destiny, commits suicide, his only solace is to turn to his friend, David, both of whom must hide their deeper relationship from their community on the Indian reservation. Shane had hoped to go to university and escape, but with his mother grieving and David refusing to leave, that hope is dashed, and he will need a miracle to find his place in the world.

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee. 9781626724013. Roaring Brook Press. 2019. Gr 9-12.
Nolan wants to ride out his time in high school and stay under the radar. His older sister, Daphne, has other plans for him, and before Nolan understands what happened, he has a fake boyfriend who once bullied him, an unexpected prom date, and a pocket full of glitter.

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman. 9780425290774. Penguin. 2018. Gr 9-12.
Three strangers are struggling with their own secrets when an accident draws them together in New York City. During the course of one day (with flashbacks), the three become fast friends, with each struggling to find the strength to confront the problems with their families.

I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST  IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A SECRET  KINGS, QUEENS, AND IN-BETWEENS  LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT  LOVE & LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI  MEANING OF BIRDS  MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver. 9781338306125. Push. 2019. Gr 9-12.
Ben is kicked out of the house when they come out to their parents as non-binary. They move in with their sister Hannah and her husband Thomas, but keeps a low profile in a new school—telling only Hannah, Thomas, and Ben’s therapist. When Ben meets Nathan, their friendship becomes deeper, and Ben begins to have hope for his future.

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura. 9780062473417. Harperteen. 2017. Gr 9-12.
When Sana and her family move to California, Sana must come to terms with the secrets that she’s been keeping: she thinks her father is having an affair, and she has a crush on her girlfriend.

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju. 9781534430655. Simon Pulse. 2019. Gr 9-12.
Shy and awkward, Nina has been dealing with an unrequited romance with her straight girlfriend and with being abandoned by her mother. At a local festival, she finds herself being drawn to the drag community, whose members support her as her confidence in herself grows.

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli. 9780062643803. Balzer + Bray. 2018. Gr 8-12.
Closeted bisexual Leah finds her life and her close-knit group of friends—which includes openly gay BFF Simon—fracturing as high school prom and graduation, and the looming aspect of college, draw near. Searching for a way to tell her friends about her identity, she finds herself falling for one of them more than she intended.

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan. 9781338227017. Scholastic. 2019. Gr 10-12.
Rukhsana Ali’s Muslim parents want her to go to college in Washington and marry a young Muslim man. But Rukhsana has two secrets:  she applied to Caltech, and she is a lesbian. When her mother catches Rukhsana kissing her girlfriend, her parents angrily send her to live with family in Bangladesh. Exposed to harsh tradition, arranged marriages, and intolerance, Rukhsana connects with parts of herself long hidden, finding the courage to take control of her own future.

The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown. 9780062824448. Harperteen. 2019. Gr 9-12.
Jess struggles with personal pain and anger until she meets Vivi, with whom she falls in love and who encourages Jess to pursue art. When Vivi unexpectedly dies, Jess become despondent and throws out all her plans to follow through on art school because art and Vivi were interconnected. But as she reaches her lowest point, Jess meets a surprising friend who teaches her how to channel her sadness and rage.

The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg. 9781338215502. Arthur A. Levine Books. 9781338215502. 2019. Gr 10-12.
Max and Jordan couldn’t be more different. Max is comfortable with his homosexuality, loves sports, and is totally laid back. Jordan is the opposite of all of that. But when their lives collide one summer, the boys find themselves facing their biggest fears, and the payoff could be worth the risk.

ODD ONE OUT  OPENLY STRAIGHT  HONESTLY BEN  PAST AND OTHER THINGS THAT SHOULD STAY BURIED  PROS OF CONS  SOME GIRLS BIND  SUMMER OF JORDI PEREZ (AND THE BEST BURGER IN LOS ANGELES)

Odd One Out by Nic Stone. 9781101939536. Crown Books for Young Readers. 2018. Gr 9-12.
High school junior Courtney is secretly in love with his lesbian best friend, Jupiter. When they meet new sophomore Rae, the three explore their feelings for one another in a complex love triangle where all the players are confused about who they want and the labels they put on themselves.

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg. 9780545509893, Arthur A. Levine Books. 2013. Gr 9-12.
Tired of being known as “the gay kid”, Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school–but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences. (The second title in the series is Honestly Ben, 9780545858267, 2017.)

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson. 9781481498579. Simon Pulse. 2019. Gr 8-12.
Dino and July are granted time to resolve what was left unfinished between them after July’s sudden death, one year after their friendship ended over Dino’s new relationship.

The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, & Michelle Schusterman. 9781338151725. Point Signature. 2018. Gr 9-12.
Phoebe, Vanessa, and Callie are three teenagers with very different interests and somewhat different problems, but today they are all in Orlando to attend different conventions/competitions. When a crazy mix-up in the hotel lobby brings the three girls together, they form an unlikely friendship against the chaotic background of the Orlando convention scene.

Some Girls Bind by Rory James. 9781538382547. West 44 Books. 2019. Gr 9-12.
A young teen binds their chest and wears baggy clothes-and wonders if they will be accepted if they come out as non-binary.

The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding. 9781510727663. Sky Pony Press. 2018. Gr 7-12.
Fashion-obsessed and gay, Abby is an intern at her favorite boutique, where she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi, and finds herself competing to win the paid job at the end of the internship. As Abby begins to feel more confident, her new best friend Jax helps her find the best burger in LA, to prove to Abby’s mother, a health nut, that Abby is her own woman. But when her self-esteem reaches its peak, Jordi publishes photos that cause Abby to feel betrayed, and reconcile her private sense of self-worth and the image others have of her.

THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY  WHAT IF IT'S US  YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT  YOU KNOW ME WELL

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender. 9780062820228. Balzer + Bray. 2018. Gr 9-12.
Nate dreams of becoming a screenwriter, and while he loves the wide range of emotions in film, he struggles in real life to express himself. After a breakup, he swears off happy endings, until his former best friend and secret crush moves back to town.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera. 9780062795250. Harperteen. 2018. Gr 9-12.
When Ben meets Arthur, Ben’s on the heels of breaking up with his boyfriend and not terribly optimistic about the universe’s greater plan for his life. Arthur, on the other hand, is hopeful that the universe has the potential to deliver love when he least expects it. When the two happen upon one another at the post office, a spark is ignited. But life could get in the way of love even if it seems the universe might have brought them together.

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman. 9781492658276. Sourcebooks. 2019. Gr 9-12.
Ariel is the perfect college applicant until a failed calculus quiz sends his grades into a tailspin that can only be halted by a tutor, but adding a burgeoning romance to his other commitments may push Ariel past his limit.

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan. 9781250098641. St. Martins Griffin. 2016. Gr 9-12.
Mark and Kate sit next to each other in school but are barely acquainted until they meet at a San Francisco club during Pride Week and connect over each one’s forbidden love.

HIGH SCHOOL GRAPHIC NOVELS

 BLOOM  CHECK, PLEASE! : 1 : # HOCKEY  HONOR GIRL : A GRAPHIC MEMOIR  KISS NUMBER 8  PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER  SPINNING

Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau. 9781626726413. First Second. 2019. Gr 9-12.
Ari can’t wait to escape his home town and the boredom of working in his family’s bakery. He has plans to move to the city and hopes to make it big with his band. But before that can happen, his family needs to find a replacement for him at the bakery. That’s when he meets Hector, one of the candidates for his job. And the more they get to know each other, the more obvious it becomes that there could be a love connection if Ari plays his cards right.

Check, Please! : 1 : #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu. 9781250177964. First Second. 2018. Gr 10-12.
Hockey player and amateur vlogger Eric Bittle chronicles his freshman and sophomore year at Samwell University, where he joins the school hockey team and falls for its very attractive but moody captain, Jack Zimmerman.

Honor Girl : A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash. 9780763673826. Candlewick Press. 2015. Gr 9-12.
Author Maggie Thrash recounts the surprise, apprehensiveness, and worries she experienced at the age of fifteen when she first felt romantic feelings toward another girl while at summer camp. Maggie relates how she found support from her friends even though she feared repercussions if her feelings were exposed.

Kiss Number 8 by Collen A.F. Venable (art by Ella T. Crenshaw). 9781250196934. First Second. 2019. Gr 9-12.
Amanda is best friends with Cat, who is great to hang out with, but not always a good friend. She also loves spending time with her Catholic father. But then a secret is revealed—her grandmother was actually a trans activist who transitioned late in life and then went on the run. As Amanda wonders about her own sexuality and her attraction to Cat, she meets a group of diverse friends who help her understand what’s in her heart.

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. 9781250159854. First Second. 2018. Gr 7-12.
Prince Sebastian has a secret—he loves to wear women’s dresses and go out at night in Paris. His best friend and dressmaker, Frances, is his secret weapon, but while she keeps Sebastian’s secret, she puts off pursuing her own dreams. (Included is a glimpse into the author’s process with images of the script and sketches.)

Spinning by Tillie Walden. 9781626727724. First Second. 2071. Gr 8-12.
Author Tillie Walden offers a graphic novel memoir about her childhood years in figure skating, illustrating how skating helped her escape stress from school, bullies, and family. However, as she came of age, she began to have other passions for art, and another girl, and wondered how figure skating would fit in with her life. When her senior year arrived, Tillie was forced to make important decisions about her future.

HIGH SCHOOL NONFICTION

 LGBTQ : THE SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS  LGBT RIGHTS MOVEMENT  LGBTQ+ ATHLETES CLAIM THE FIELD : STRIVING FOR EQUALITY  SPEAKING OUT : QUEER YOUTH IN FOCUS  STONEWALL : BREAKING OUT IN THE FIGHT FOR GAY RIGHTS  STONEWALL RIOTS : COMING OUT IN THE STREETS  STONEWALL RIOTS : THE FIGHT FOR LGBT RIGHTS

LGBTQ : The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens (3rd edition) by Kelly Huegel Madrone. 9781631983023. Free Spirit. 2018. Gr 9-12.
LGBTQ teens are given advice on topics such as coming out, facing homophobia, building relationships, making healthy choices, helping create an accepting school environment, and fighting for one’s rights. Included are quotes from other teens on their own experiences, and sources for support and further information.

The LGBTQ Rights Movement (Push for Social Change) by Pat Rarus. 9781682824214. Reference Point Press. 2019. Gr 7-12.
Explore the history of the LGBT rights movement in the United States, including events that led up to the call for social change, what the movement hopes to achieve, how people further the cause, and the short- and long-term impacts.

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field : Striving for Equality by Kristin Cronn-Mills. 9781467780124. Twenty-First Century Books. 2016. Gr 7-12.
The author traces the history of LGBTQ+ athletes in sports, their struggles with social attitudes, institutional policies, and laws. Included are personal stories of LGBTQ+ athletes.

Speaking Out : Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith. 9781629630410. PM Press. 2014. Gr 9-12.
Teens who identify as queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning, offer their own thoughts on their sexual identities and what it was like for them to “come out.” Photographs of the teens are included.

Stonewall : Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausumv. 9780670016792. Penguin. 2015. Gr 9-12.
This exploration of the history of the fight for gay rights begins with the 1969 raid on the Mafia-run Stonewall Inn in New York City’s Greenwich Village and discusses the resulting revolution, the origins of gay pride, the plague of AIDS, and the current status of gay rights.

The Stonewall Riots : Coming Out in the Streets by Gayle E. Pitman. 9781419737206. Abrams BYR. 2019. Gr 7-12.
After police raided the Stonewall Inn in June 1969, spontaneous and often violent demonstrations broke out among the LGBTQ community. The author explains the build-up to the raids and the riots, the events during the riots, and their aftermath. Included are interviews of people involved in or witnessing the events, newspaper articles, and contemporary photographs.

The Stonewall Riots : The Fight for LGBT Rights (Hidden Heroes) by Tristan Poehlmann. 9781680783902. ABDO. 2017. Gr 7-12.
This history of the Stonewall Riots and LGBT activism discusses activism before Stonewall, the Stonewall Inn, the night of the riot and the following days, and the legacy of Stonewall. It includes photos, a timeline, and resources for further information.

ACT UP! : THE WAR AGAINST HIV IN THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY  EARLY HISTORY OF THE GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT  GAY LIBERATION MOVEMENT : BEFORE AND AFTER STONEWALL  PIONEERS OF LGBTQ+ RIGHTS  ROAD TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Series: History of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement. Rosen. 2019. Gr 7-12.
This series provides information about issues in the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, including AIDS, the Stonewall riots, marriage equality, and profiles of activists that were important in the movement’s early history.
Act Up! : The War Against HIV in the LGBTQ+ Community by Rita Santos. 9781538381243.
The Early History of the Gay Rights Movement by Greg Baldino. 9781538381281.
The Gay Liberation Movement : Before and After Stonewall by Sean Heather K. McGraw. 9781538381342.
Pioneers of LGBTQ+ Rights by Ellen McGrody. 9781538381304.
The Road to Marriage Equality by John Mazurek. 9781538381328.

BEATING BULLYING AT HOME AND IN YOUR COMMUNITY  GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCES : NETWORKING WITH OTHER TEENS AND ALL  STANDING UP TO BULLYING AT SCHOOL  WORKING WITH YOUR SCHOOL TO CREATE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT  YOUR RIGHTS AS AN LGBTQ+ TEEN

Series: LGBTQ+ Guide to Beating Bullying. Rosen. 2018. Gr 7-12.
Teens who identify as LGBTQ+ often face greater bullying in different areas of their lives: at school, in their communities, and even at home. This series gives them the resources they need to protect themselves, maintain their wellbeing, and participate safely in the activities they care about.
Beating Bullying at Home and in Your Community by Clara MacCarald. 9781508174240.
Gay-Straight Alliances : Networking with Other Teens and Allies by Kristina Lyn Heitkamp. 9781508174271.
Standing Up to Bullying at School by Corona Brezina. 9781508174318.
Working with Your School to Create a Safe Environment by Avery Elizabeth Hurt. 9781508174356.
Your Rights as an LGBTQ+ Teen by Barbra Penne. 9781508174394.

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