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LGBTQ+ Pride Month Resource Guide

Recommended Reading: Pride Month 2023

DUL Staff Recommendations for Pride Month 2023 [PDF]
Fun home : a family tragicomic ; Bechdel, Alison
The fabulous Sylvester : the legend, the music, the seventies in San Francisco ; Gamson, Joshua
Gender queer : a memoir; Kobabe, Ma
Let the record show : a political history of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 ; Schulman, Sarah
Melissa ; Gino, Alex
The Laramie project ; Kaufman, Moisés
Gender euphoria : stories of joy from trans, non-binary and intersex writers ; Dale, Laura Kate
All boys aren't blue : a memoir-manifesto ; Johnson, George M.
Fine : a comic about gender ; Ewing, Rhea
The gender identity guide for parents : compassionate advice to help your child be their most authentic self ; Hawn, Tavi
The boy with a bird in his chest : a novel ; Lund, Emme
Stone fruit ; Lai, Lee
Our colors ; Tagame, Gengoroh
Summer Fun ; Thornton, Jeanne
All the things we don't talk about ; Feltman, Amy
The one you want to marry : (and other identities I've had) : a memoir ; Santos, Sophie
Kings of B'more ; Thomas, R. Eric
Burn the page : a true story of torching doubts, blazing trails, and igniting change ; Roem, Danica,
Out Here: An Anthology of Takatapui and LGBTQIA+ Writers from Aotearoa ; Emma Barnes, Chris Tse

Rainbow Book Lists from the American Library Association

Rainbow Book Month™ | Round TablesRainbow Book List from the American Library Association

The 2023 Rainbow Book List Committee is honored to announce this year’s list. Composed of over 190 books for young readers from birth to age 18, the 2023 list represents an array of diverse stories and identities representing the LGBTQIA+ youth experience in books published from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. 

The importance of this list (and others like it) cannot be understated, especially in a time when we are seeing a record number of efforts to ban both materials and support for LGBTQIA+ young people and their families. It is our hope that our efforts to identify appealing and high quality queer books for youth will help young people, librarians, educators, and caregivers of all kinds to connect our readers with information and stories that are critical to their well being and growth.

Banned Books

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11 Most Banned Books of the Start of the 2022-2023 School Year [PEN America]

  1. Gender Queer: A Memoir, by Maia Kobabe
  2. Flamer, by Mike Curato
  3. Tricks, by Ellen Hopkins
  4. The Handmaids Tale: The Graphic Novel, by Margaret Atwood and Renee Nault
  5. Crank (Crank Series), by Ellen Hopkins
  6. Sold, by Patricia McCormick
  7. Push, by Sapphire
  8. A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas
  9. This Book Is Gay, by Juno Dawson
  10. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  11. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur

View the full index of banned books, courtesy of PEN America

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