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June is LGBTQ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, when we take time to especially celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ community.in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. Here are some great books for all ages featuring LGBTQ characters. For even more great LGBTQ books, check out the Stonewall Book Awards list from the American Library Association's GLBT Roundtable.


	This day in June
This day in June
by Gayle E. Pitman

"A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The endmatter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story"

	King & King
King & King
by Linda de Haan

When the queen insists that the prince get married and take over as king, the search for a suitable mate does not turn out as expected

	Worm loves Worm
Worm loves Worm
by J. J Austrian

A simply told celebration of love in all its splendid forms finds the insect community preparing to attend the wedding of two apparently identical worms and wondering which will wear the tux and which the gown before deciding it does not matter. Illustrated by the artist of the Little Elliot series. 40,000 first printing.

	Call me tree
Call me tree
by Maya Christina Gonzalez

"A bilingual poetic tale that follows one child/tree from the depths of Mami/Earth to the heights of the sky, telling a story about being free to grow and be who we are meant to be and honoring our relationship with the natural world"

	Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress
Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress
by Christine Baldacchino

Morris faces taunts and criticism when he wears an orange dress to school, but things begin to change for him after he uses his imagination to paint a fantastic picture that he shares with his classmates

	I am Jazz!
I am Jazz!
by Jessica Herthel

Based on the young co-author's real-life experiences, the story of a transgender child traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.

	George
George
by Alex Gino

Knowing herself to be a girl despite her outwardly male appearance, George is denied a female role in the class play before teaming up with a friend to reveal her true self. 

	The other boy
The other boy
by M. G Hennessey

Hiding his transgender identity behind a veneer of an everyday student who loves baseball and working on his graphic novel, 12-year-old Shane is threatened with exposure by a classmate and begins a painful journey toward acceptance and empathy. Simultaneous eBook. 40,000 first printing.

	Better Nate than ever
Better Nate than ever
by Tim Federle

An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical devises a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of E.T.

	Drama
Drama
by Raina Telgemeier

Designing sets for her middle school's play, Callie tries to overcome limited carpentry skills, low ticket sales and squabbling crew members only to find her efforts further complicated by the arrival of two cute brothers. By the award-winning author of Smile. 

	The misadventures of the family Fletcher
The misadventures of the family Fletcher
by Dana Levy

A family of four adopted boys, their two dads and a menagerie of pets share a raucous year marked by new schools, old friends, a grouchy neighbor, a hungry skunk, leaking ice rinks, school plays and wet cats. 

	Princess princess ever after
Princess princess ever after
by Katie O'Neill

When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, the two band together to defeat a jealous sorceress with a dire grudge against Sadie

	Star-crossed
Star-crossed
by Barbara Dee

Star student Mattie is chosen to play Romeo opposite her crush, a newcomer named Gemma, in an eighth-grade production of Romeo and Juliet, a situation that makes her question her orientation about whether she can be attracted to both boys and girls. 

	It's Not Like It's a Secret
It's Not Like It's a Secret
by Misa Sugiura

A girl whose life revolves around big and small secrets struggles with differences between two diverse groups of friends, a boy's sweet but unrequited affection, her crush on her best friend and her father's increasingly obvious affair. 

	Ramona Blue
Ramona Blue
by Julie Murphy

Struggling with the loss of her home and her dysfunctional family after Hurricane Katrina, gay teen Ramona finds solace in a new swimming hobby while developing confusing feelings for a boy who challenges her perceptions. 

	History is all you left me
History is all you left me
by Adam Silvera

Having lost his first boyfriend in a terrible accident, Griffin, a youth with OCD, forges a friendship with his lost love's ex-boyfriend, Jackson, who exhibits suspicious signs of guilt. By the best-selling author of More Happy Than Not. Simultaneous eBook.

	Honestly Ben
Honestly Ben
by Bill Konigsberg

A companion to Openly Straight finds a newly elected baseball team captain and scholarship recipient fighting passionate feelings for two very different people while endeavoring to figure out his true self. By the award-winning author of Out of the Pocket.

	Symptoms of being human
Symptoms of being human
by Jeff Garvin

A gender-fluid teen who identifies as a boy or girl on different days—and whose challenges are complicated by a new school and a conservative politician father—is encouraged by a therapist to write an anonymous blog that goes unexpectedly viral. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook. 40,000 first printing.

	Juliet Takes a Breath
Juliet Takes a Breath
by Gabby Rivera

Juliet, an awesome Puerto Rican lesbian from the Bronx, heads to Portland, OR, for an internship with a bona fide celesbian author. Through her experiences, she questions and unlocks the various intersectionalities that divide and bind.

	Drag teen : a tale of angst and wigs
Drag teen : a tale of angst and wigs
by Jeffery Self

A regular guest on such shows as Desperate Housewives presents the story of an insecure high school senior whose ambition to be the first member of his family to leave his backwater town and go to college prompts him to compete in a drag queen pageant for a college scholarship. Simultaneous eBook.

	The inside of out
The inside of out
by Jenn Marie Thorne

When her best friend comes out as a lesbian, Daisy leads the charge to end their school's ban on same-sex dates for the homecoming dance, but a local story goes viral and now everyone--including a cute college journalist--believes Daisy is gay, too