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Read With Pride: K–12 Books

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: pride, lgbtq+, diversity and inclusion, lgbtq
A selection of books to help classrooms and libraries celebrate and learn about LGBTQ+ stories.

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Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Morgan Goble
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: chapter books, business, careers, occupations, humorous stories

In the first entertaining installment in a new early chapter book series, one unfortunate kale incident isn't enough to stop the unbeatable Wednesday Wilson from pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams --- or is it?

The most important thing to know about Wednesday Wilson is that she's an entrepreneur. She hasn't started any businesses yet, but she's pre …

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The Boi of Feather and Steel

by Adan Jerreat-Poole
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: wizards & witches, lgbt

The thrilling sequel to the queer witchy fantasy The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass.

After stealing the Heart of a magical world with the help of a supernatural assassin, Tav discovers that they can’t just see magic — they know how to use it. Returning to the human City of Ghosts, Tav, Eli, and Cam race to heal the wounds in the veil between worlds …

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Pride Puppy!

by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: lgbt, alphabet, other, non-religious, alternative family, diversity & multicultural

“[A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly—and proudly—recommended.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

A young child and …

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The Street Belongs to Us

by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: hispanic & latino, prejudice & racism, lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance

A sweet middle-grade chapter book about two best friends who transform their torn-up street into a world where imaginations can run wild.

In 1984 Los Angeles, Alex is a tomboy who would rather wear her hair short and her older brother's hand-me-downs, and Wolf is a troubled kid who's been wearing the same soldier's uniform ever since his mom died. T …

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Zara Hossain Is Here

by Sabina Khan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: emigration & immigration, religion & faith, bullying

Zara's family has waited years for their visa process to be finalized so that they can officially become US citizens. But it only takes one moment for that dream to come crashing down around them.

 

Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Zara Hossain, has been leading a fairly typical life in Corpus Christi, Texas, since her family moved there for h …

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Bruised

by Tanya Boteju
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbt, death & dying, self-esteem & self-reliance

“A searing portrait of self-discovery; soulful and captivating.” —Kirkus Reviews
Whip It meets We Are Okay in this vibrant coming-of-age story about a teen girl navigating first love, identity, and grief as she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby—from the acclaimed author of Kings, Queens, and In-Betwee …

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Riley Can't Stop Crying

by Stéphanie Boulay, illustrated by Agathe Bray-Bourret, translated by Charles Simard
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: emotions & feelings, siblings, bullying, marriage & divorce

★ “Insightfully emotional…A poignant, purposeful depiction of a ­family learning to recognize, confront, and heal internal struggles with self-love and self-worth. Children in need of encouragement will find comforting ­revelations about the value of individuality.”—School Library Journal, starred review
Riley is inconsolable. He can’ …

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The Player

by Paul Coccia
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 2
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex, hockey

Set in the traditionally homophobic world of amateur hockey, this book follows gay goalie Cooper in his struggle with his feelings for a teammate and coming out to his team. Cooper has been hooking up with teammate Pesh in secret, and has to play along when Pesh dates a girl and even tolerate locker-room homophobic talk. When Pesh outs Cooper onlin …