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20 Essential LGBTQ+ Books for Young Readers

  • TEEN

    BLACKWARD

    SEPT. 26, 2023

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

BLACKWARD

by Lawrence Lindell ; illustrated by Lawrence Lindell

A paean to the radical joy of being every part of yourself. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    EMMETT

    NOV. 7, 2023

  • TEEN

    ICARUS

    MARCH 26, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ICARUS

by K. Ancrum

A slow-burn mystery fueled by a few broken people and a heavy dose of caring ones. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    THE BREAKUP LISTS

    APRIL 2, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE BREAKUP LISTS

by Adib Khorram

Love deserves a standing ovation in this multilayered exploration of what it truly means to feel seen. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    HOMEBODY

    APRIL 23, 2024

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

HOMEBODY

by Theo Parish ; illustrated by Theo Parish

An accessible, affirming story that models how anyone—cis or trans—can take steps toward self-knowledge and gender freedom. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    THE WORST PERFECT MOMENT

    MAY 14, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    SALMA WRITES A BOOK

    SEPT. 5, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE OTHERWOODS

    SEPT. 12, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    WINNIE NASH IS NOT YOUR SUNSHINE

    APRIL 2, 2024

CHILDREN'S

WINNIE NASH IS NOT YOUR SUNSHINE

by Nicole Melleby

A powerful, emotional look at queerness, pride, and what it truly means to feel held. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BECOMING WHO WE ARE

    JUNE 4, 2024

  • CHILDREN'S

    NOT HE OR SHE, I'M ME

    OCT. 17, 2023

CHILDREN'S

NOT HE OR SHE, I'M ME

by A.M. Wild ; illustrated by Kah Yangni

How refreshing to see nonbinary joy so lovingly depicted. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    QUEER AND FEARLESS

    APRIL 16, 2024

CHILDREN'S

QUEER AND FEARLESS

by Rob Sanders ; illustrated by Harry Woodgate

An acutely distilled and vibrant compilation of LGBTQ+ heroes. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    CIRCLE OF LOVE

    MARCH 12, 2024

CHILDREN'S

CIRCLE OF LOVE

by Monique Gray Smith ; illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt

A celebration of community, queer Native families, and Indigenous joy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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