Diverse Reads: LGBTQIA+

Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir Cover Image
By Brian Broome, Yona Harvey (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780358439103
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Published: Mariner Books - May 18th, 2021

A poetic and raw coming-of-age memoir about Blackness, masculinity, and addiction


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ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over two million copies sold! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)

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ISBN: 9781534468535
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

Rachael Lippincott, coauthor of #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart, weaves a captivating, heartfelt love story about learning who you are, and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone.

Emily and her mom were always lucky.

Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593080764
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Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2021


"A memoir in essays about so many things—growing up in an abusive cult, coming of age as a lesbian in the military, forced out by homophobia, living on the margins as a working class woman and what it’s like to grow into the person you are meant to be. Hough’s writing will break your heart." —Roxane Gay

The Queer Principles of Kit Webb: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063026216
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Published: Avon - June 8th, 2021

"The Queer Principles of Kit Webb kept me up all night! I simply couldn’t put it down."— Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author

I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501178856
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Published: Atria Books - July 24th, 2018


Featured as One of Summer’s most anticipated reads by the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, and Bitch Media.

I Don't Want to Die Poor: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982129309
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Published: Atria Books - April 7th, 2020

One of NPR’s Best Books of 2020
One of Time’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Can’t Date Jesus, which Vogue called “a piece of personal and cultural storytelling that is as fun as it is illuminating,” comes a wry and insightful essay collection that

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Unprotected: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419746192
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Published: Abrams Press - October 19th, 2021

From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing

It’s easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy.

Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062979667
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

On Here Wee Read's 2021 Ultimate List of Diverse Children's Books! 

"Rich, vivid illustrations by Ojibwe Woodland artist Pawis-Steckley are delivered in a graphic style that honors Indigenous people. The bold artwork adds impact to the compelling text." (Kirkus starred review)

Home at Last Cover Image
By Vera B. Williams, Chris Raschka (Illustrator), Vera B. Williams (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061349737
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 13th, 2016

A poignant, timely, and universal picture book about fear, adoption, family, and the joy of fatherhood, written by beloved and award-winning author Vera B. Williams and illustrated by the author in collaboration with two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka.

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062393449
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight MoonThe Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children’s classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and acclaimed illustrator Sarah Jacoby.

Mary Wears What She Wants Cover Image
By Keith Negley, Keith Negley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062846792
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 15th, 2019

From the award-winning creator of My Dad Used to Be So Cool and Tough Guys Have Feelings Too comes a charming picture book inspired by the true story of Mary Edwards Walker, a trailblazing 19th-century doctor who was arrested many times for wearing pants.

Both Can Be True Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063053892
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 8th, 2021

Debut author Jules Machias explores identity, gender fluidity, and the power of friendship and acceptance in this dual-narrative story about two kids who join forces to save a dog . . . but wind up saving each other.

Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History Cover Image
By Sarah Prager, Sarah Papworth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062947758
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Published: HarperCollins - May 26th, 2020

One of Time Out's “LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month,” this groundbreaking, pop-culture-infused illustrated biography collection takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the lives of fifty influential queer figures who have made a mark on every century of hu

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ISBN: 9780062880451
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 25th, 2021

Return to the beloved world of Julie Murphy’s #1 New York Times bestselling Dumplin’—now a popular Netflix feature film starring Jennifer Anistonin this fabulously joyful, final companion novel about drag, prom, and embracing your inner Queen.

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ISBN: 9780063038837
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 4th, 2021

Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli in this swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com about how a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships.

Love & Other Natural Disasters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062991232
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Published: HarperTeen - June 8th, 2021

This delightfully disastrous queer YA rom-com is a perfect read for fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon.

When Nozomi Nagai pictured the ideal summer romance, a fake one wasn’t what she had in mind.

Clap When You Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

Felix Ever After Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

A Stonewall Honor Book

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.

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ISBN: 9780062990297
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 26th, 2020

Stonewall Book Award Winner!

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.

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ISBN: 9780062888044
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2020

A magic-infused YA novel about friendship, first love, and feeling out of place that will bewitch fans of Rainbow Rowell and Maggie Stiefvater.

Living in a small town where magic is frowned upon, Sam needs his friends James and Delia—and their time together in their school's magic club—to see him through to graduation.

Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent's Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538136263
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - May 14th, 2021

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all play on the same playground. There are certain collective societal messages we hear growing up that we either consciously or subconsciously believe. As a result, we develop certain belief systems from which we operate our lives. Raising LGBTQ Allies sheds light on the deeper, multi-faceted layers of homophobia.

It Goes Like This Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250767486
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 18th, 2021

In Miel Moreland's heartfelt young adult debut, It Goes Like This, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.

Fence: Disarmed Cover Image
By Sarah Rees Brennan, C.S. Pacat (Created by)
ISBN: 9780316429870
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

The boys of Kings Row head to France with exes, rivalries, and secrets in this fun and hilarious novel by a New York Times bestselling author—inspired by the award-nominated comic series by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad.

The boys of Kings Row are off to a training camp in Europe!

Honey Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others

A LibraryReads Pick

"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."

Yesterday Is History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492694342
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - February 2nd, 2021

A romantic, heart-felt, and whimsical novel about letting go of the past, figuring out what you want in your future, and staying in the moment before it passes you by.

Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant.

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645672579
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Published: Page Street Kids - May 25th, 2021

Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani.

Except When They Don't Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Joshua Heinsz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499808049
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Published: little bee books - May 21st, 2019

"This book encourages kids to practice self-acceptance and embrace all kinds of play in a lighthearted and cheerful way." --School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

This rhyming picture book encourages children to celebrate their individuality and lets them know that it's okay to play with whatever toys they want to!

Girls perform to fairy songs.

Not My Problem Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062957146
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Published: HarperTeen - May 25th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Nina LaCour, this queer coming-of-age story from the author of The Falling in Love Montage is wry, multilayered, and unflinchingly honest.

Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536214734
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Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

A buttoned-up overachiever works overtime to keep her inner nerd at bay—failing spectacularly—in Nancy Werlin’s hilarious and heartfelt return to contemporary realistic fiction.