LGBTQ History, Biography, & Culture

Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights Cover Image
By Jamie Lawson, Eve Lloyd Knight (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781623719524
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Published: Crocodile Books - May 4th, 2020

A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK ABOUT THE FIGHT FOR QUEER RIGHTS

Around one o'clock in the morning on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York, sparking days of intense rioting. What happened at Stonewall sent shockwaves around the world, and became a defining moment for the LGBTQ+ community.


No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781541581623
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Published: Zest Books (Tm) - April 6th, 2021

History sounds really official. Like it's all fact. Like it's definitely what happened.

But that's not necessarily true. History was crafted by the people who recorded it. And sometimes, those historians were biased against, didn't see, or couldn't even imagine anyone different from themselves.


Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History Cover Image
By Sarah Prager, Sarah Papworth (Illustrator)
$17.99
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


Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781786034762
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - September 17th, 2019

* 2019 EUREKA!


It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250302953
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.


Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781785927287
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - December 21st, 2016

What do you like?
How do you feel?
Who are you?


The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419737206
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019

This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ+) community in reaction to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The Riots are attributed as the spark that ignited the LGBTQ+ movement.


Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399555312
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION • Celebrate Pride and it's iconic rainbow flag--a symbol of inclusion and acceptance around the world-- with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history!

"Pride is a beacon of (technicolor) light." --Entertainment Weekly


Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524719524
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2019

Celebrate Pride every day with the very first picture book to tell of its historic and inspiring role in the gay civil rights movement, from the author of the acclaimed Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.


What Was Stonewall? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524786007
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 12th, 2019

How did a spontaneous protest outside of a New York City bar fifty years ago spark a social movement across America? Find out about the history of LGBTQ rights in this Who HQ title.


A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #1) Cover Image
By Michael Bronski, Richie Chevat (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807056127
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Published: Beacon Press - June 11th, 2019

Named one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 by School Library Journal

Queer history didn’t start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.


When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and del Martin Built a Community Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433827365
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Published: Magination Press - June 5th, 2017

When You Look Out the Window tells the story of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco's most well-known and politically active lesbian couples. Describing the view from Phyllis and Del's window, this book shows how one couple's activism transformed their community -- and had ripple effects throughout the world.


Sewing the Rainbow: A Story about Gilbert Baker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433829024
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Published: Magination Press - May 22nd, 2018

5th-6th grade Finalist in 2019 Children's Choice Book Awards

2019 ALA GLBT Round Table Rainbow Book List


A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781620104996
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Published: Limerence Press - June 12th, 2018

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns.

"A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." –– School Library Journal (starred review)

Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not under


A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities Cover Image
By Mady G. (Illustrator), Jules Zuckerberg (Illustrator), Mady G. , Jules Zuckerberg
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620105863
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Published: Limerence Press - April 23rd, 2019

A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!

In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and Jules Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world!


An ABC of Equality Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781786037428
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

A is for Ability, B is for Belief, C is for Class. The best-selling book An ABC of Equality introduces complicated concepts surrounding social justice to the youngest of children.

All people have the right to be treated fairly, no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they come from.


I am Billie Jean King (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780735228740
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Published: Dial Books - February 5th, 2019

Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Read about this amazing woman athlete in the seventeenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.


Billie Jean!: How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women's Sports Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525517795
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 20th, 2019

A fun and inspiring picture book biography of tennis legend and women's rights activist Billie Jean King.

From award-winning author Mara Rockliff and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Elizabeth Baddeley comes this extraordinary picture book about one little girl who loved sports and grew up to be one of the greatest and best-known tennis players of all time.


Billie Jean King (Little People, BIG DREAMS #39) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711246935
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - May 5th, 2020

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the inspiring life of Billie Jean King, the tennis star who has dedicated her life to breaking barriers both on and off the tennis court.

Billie Jean began playing tennis at the age of 11.


Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner is a powerful memoir that tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

A President Obama "O" Book Club pick


Rainbow: A First Book of Pride Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433830877
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Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

A must-have primer for young readers and a great gift for pride events and throughout the year, beautiful colors all together make a rainbow in Rainbow: A First Book of Pride. This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an affirming display of a parent's love for their child and a child's love for their parents.


Our Rainbow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781499809343
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Published: little bee books - May 7th, 2019

In this beautiful, bold board book, children will learn about the colors of the iconic pride flag!

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and brown . . .
These are the colors of our rainbow flag. Do you know what they stand for?

Every young child is enchanted by the beautiful colors of the rainbow.


Who Is Elton John? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448488462
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 22nd, 2016

How does a little boy from the London suburbs named Reginald Kenneth Dwight grow up to become one of the biggest pop stars of all time? A lot of talent and a lot of personality! Elton John, as he would later call himself, started playing piano at the age of three. Although he was trained to play classical music, Elton's real love was rock and roll.


Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Cover Image
By Kay Haring, Robert Neubecker (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428190
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Published: Dial Books - February 14th, 2017

Iconic pop artist Keith Haring comes to life for young readers in this picture book biography lovingly written by his sister


Yay! You're Gay! Now What?: A Gay Boy's Guide to Life Cover Image
By Riyadh Khalaf, Melissa McFeeters (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781786033659
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - April 16th, 2019

Yay! You're gay! Or maybe you're bi. Or maybe you just feel different…in time, that difference will become the greatest gift you could ask for. It will bring you love, a sense of identity, a new community, and eventually the freedom to be yourself.


Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340083
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Published: Dottir Press - July 23rd, 2019

ONE OF HUFFPOST'S RECOMMENDED "ANTI-RACIST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS"

FEATURED ON KEYS SOULCARE AS "5 STUNNING VISUAL BOOKS FOR ALL AGES"


Trans Teen Survival Guide Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781785923418
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - September 21st, 2018

Frank, friendly and funny, the Trans Teen Survival Guide will leave transgender and non-binary teens informed, empowered and armed with all the tips, confidence and practical advice they need to navigate life as a trans teen.


Keith Haring Pop Art 123! Cover Image
By Mudpuppy, Keith Haring (By (artist))
$12.99
ISBN: 9780735349346
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Published: Mudpuppy Books - January 16th, 2017

Pop Art 123! from Mudpuppy teaches counting from numbers 1 through 10, while also introducing young readers to Keith Haring's colorful world of Pop Art. The dots on each page are slightly raised for tactile learning.
- Size: 6.25 x 5"


LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781631983023
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - September 17th, 2018

Fully revised and updated guide with frank, sensitive information for LGBTQ teens, their families, and their allies.​

LGBTQ is the indispensable resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning teens—and their allies.


Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316529037
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019

A brave firsthand account of online personality Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, as well as a groundbreaking guide for transitioning teens.


Trans Kids and Teens: Pride, Joy, and Families in Transition Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393713992
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019

A comprehensive guide to the medical, emotional, and social issues of trans kids.

These days, it is practically impossible not to hear about some aspect of transgender life. Whether it is the bathroom issue in North Carolina, trans people in the military, or on television, trans life has become front and center after years of marginalization.


Either Way: Story of a Gay Kid Cover Image
By Sandra Levins, Euan Cook (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433823145
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Published: Magination Press - September 26th, 2016

2017 National Indie Excellence Award Winner for LGBTQ Fiction for Children and Young Adults

From day one I knew there was something different about me.

Cael sets out to find out who he is -- something he wants to know more than anything. With the help of a trusted teacher, a new friend, and his favorite book, he discovers what he knew all along.


Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community Cover Image
Not available for order.
ISBN: 9781459809932
Availability: Special Order - Subject to publisher availability.
Published: Orca Book Publishers - April 19th, 2016

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?


The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062278272
Availability: Backordered - Subject to Publisher Availability
Published: HarperTeen - March 3rd, 2020

From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journey—and inviting readers along for the ride.


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