Pride 2023!


Pride book display in Teen SpaceJune is Pride Month! Pride Month for you could mean going to parades, festivals, and fun community events. But, Pride Month could also mean curling up with a cozy novel or reading a fantastic autobiography of someone's life. However you celebrate Pride, remember that being yourself is the best version of you there is! Here are a few books to help you celebrate Pride 2023! 







TBook Cover of The Pride Guide by Jo Langfordhe Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth  by Jo Langford 

This nonfiction guide covers a wide range of topics from coming out to personal safety. With seven chapters dedicated to parental guidance, this book offers information for both teens and their parents. The Pride Guide is a heavily researched text written by Jo Langford, a Masters-level therapist and sex educator. It's the perfect book for anyone who wants clear answers to their questions as well as guidance for how to be an ally. 


Out Now: Queer We Go Again! edited by Saundra Mitchell Cover of Out Now edited by Saundra Mitchell

Out Now: Queer We Go Again! is a collection of stories from a variety of popular LGBTQIA Young Adult authors, including Mark Oshiro, Julian Winters, and more! Full of authentic queer character representation, this anthology includes realistic, fantasy, and science fiction short stories. It is the follow-up to Mitchell's first collection titled All Out. Whether you choose to read one or all of these stories, you won't be disappointed with this unique pick from Pride Month. 


 Cover of Queer History of the United States Adapted for Young Readers

A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski, adapted by Richie Chevat 

Are you ready to discover over four hundred years of LGBTQIA influence on the United States? Michael Bronski, a Professor of the Practice in Activism and Media in the Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University (yes, THE Harvard University), wrote A Queer History of the United States back in 2011. Now, this famous text has been adapted for young readers by Richie Chevat, creating a book with information spanning from 1500 to present day! Learn about historical queer voices like Emily Dickinson and Harvey Milk. Gain new perspective on American history with the illustrations and pictures available in the book! 


Cover of Beyond the Gender Binary

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon 

Good things come in small packages! This tiny non-fiction book belongs to the Pocket Change Collective, a collection of “small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists”(Pocket Change Collective). If you’re looking for a travel-friendly guide to nonbinary gender expression, Alok Vaid-Menon offers insight and heartfelt advice for people who don't see themselves represented in the gender binary. This book is also a fabulous guide for helping others understand what it means to be nonbinary. The conclusion of the book includes dismissals that a nonbinary person might hear from others who support only a gender binary. Vaid-Menon offers clear responses that will both increase understanding and also help nonbinary people who may be faced with these comments. A tiny book that could change the world! 


Cover of Nick and Charlie

Nick and Charlie: A Heartstopper Novella by Alice Oseman 

If you’re anything like Teen Librarian Colleen, you binge-watched all of Heartstopper on Netflix in one afternoon. Well, now is your chance to dive deeper into Alice Oseman’s universe of Truham and Higgs drama! Will Charlie and Nick’s relationship be able to survive Nick going away to university? Catch up with all of your favorite characters and get answers to many of your questions about what comes next for Charlie and Nick. Don’t forget to read Solitaire too! It’s the story of Charlie’s sister Tori. Check it out on our catalog here. 






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