Celebrate Pride Month

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is a national holiday celebrated in the month of June, honoring the Stonewall Riots and equal rights for LGBTQ+ Americans. Celebrate Pride with our librarian-curated blogs and reading lists for children, teens and adults.

Children’s Recommendations

June is Pride Month – Learn how to explain defining LGBTQ+ terms to kids and celebrate with these children's nonfiction, fiction and picture book titles.

LGBTQ+ Fiction for Kids – These wonderful reads focus on kids exploring who they are and how they see themselves in the world.

LGBTQ+ Nonfiction for Kids – These nonfiction books are an excellent starting point for young people interested in learning about the LGBTQ+ rights movement and more.

Representation Matters: Picture Books with LGBTQ+ Characters – Everyone should be able to find themselves in stories. These picture books feature LGBTQ+ characters who challenge traditional gender norms.

Teen Recommendations

Be Gay. Do Crimes. – The LGBTQ+ teens in these books find themselves caught up in kidnapping, murder plots, heists and more.

Great LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels for Teens - These graphic novels explore the many facets of life for LGBTQ+ teens: family, school, romance, sports, coming out and more.

LGBTQ+ Manga – Find a title that reflects your own experience or enjoy the story of someone else's with these LGBTQ+ manga selections.

Resources for LGBTQ+ Teens – CPL's Teen Leadership Council shares guidance and resources for LGBTQ+ teens and allies in our community.

Teen LGBTQ+ Fiction – These teen picks are teeming with LGBTQ+ representation—there's a read for everyone.

Teen LGBTQ+ Nonfiction – Find out what Pride Month is all about with this list filled with books about the LGBTQ+ experience that shine light on questions you may have about being LGBTQ+ or being an ally.

Adult Recommendations

LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels and Memoirs for Older Teens and Adults – Celebrate the prism of gender and sexuality with these stories that feature characters of all ages—from fantasy to memoir to realistic fiction.

Meet LGBTQ-te – Characters in these LGBTQ+ audiobooks get up to plenty of shenanigans on their quests for love, fulfilling the "meet cute" romance trope.

Pride Month E-book Fiction – From fun romance and tense drama to unique fantasy and sci-fi, these LGBTQ+ e-books come in every color of the rainbow.

Reading With Pride – Check out this selection of books by LGBTQ+ authors about LGBTQ+ characters and issues.