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New K-12 Books for Pride Month

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: lgbtq
Celebrate Pride Month with this selection of new books for grades K-12.

Showing 9-13 of 13 books

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On the Line

by Eric Walters & Paul Coccia
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: lgbt, basketball, marriage & divorce

Thirteen-year-old basketball star Jordan Ryker feels like his life is falling apart.

All Jordie wanted was for his parents to stop fighting. Soon, he gets his wish. His parents separate and then his dad announces he’s gay. Shocked, Jordie struggles with how to process all this. His dad taught him everything he knows about basketball, and there’s …

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Love, Violet

by Charlotte Sullivan Wild, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: lgbt

Perfect for Valentine's Day, Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild and Charlene Chua is a touching picture book about friendship and the courage it takes to share your feelings.
A 2022 Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Only one person
makes Violet’s heart skip
Of all the kids in Violet's class, only one leaves her speechless: Mira, the girl with …

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The Story of My Life Ongoing, by C.S. Cobb

by Candas Jane Dorsey
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbt, coming of age, friendship

Corey Cobb was born intersex, but because Corey's father and stepmother didn't make a big deal of it, it isn't until Corey's dad dies suddenly and Corey is back with a disapproving mother that making a gender choice becomes an issue. Corey is now legally old enough to refuse medical intervention--but not old enough to prevent "choosing not to choos …

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Loudest Bark, The

by Gail Marlene Schwartz & Lucie Gagnon, illustrated by Amélie Ayotte
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: lgbt, friendship

Samuel knows that their real name is Simone, but things at their house are too quiet to think about how to tell their parents. When Chloe the costume designer moves in across the street with a dog about to have puppies, life becomes bigger, more colourful, and louder. And so does Simone.Teacher resources available on publisher website: rebelmountai …

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Urchin

by Kate Story
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: paranormal, occult & supernatural, lgbt, canada

Disguised as a boy, Dor volunteers to work with Guiglielmo Marconi on his wireless radio experiments in St. John's, Newfoundland. But forces beyond nature are also at play, and Dor may have to sabotage Marconi's efforts in order to save her mother from the fairies who have kidnapped her.