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Recommended books to celebrate Pride

Primary and Secondary

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert

What’s a Penguin to Think When He Wakes Up Pink by Lynne Rickards

The GayBCs by Matthew Lucas Web.

Julian Is A Mermaid by Jessica Love

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Donovan’s Big Day by Leslea Newman

King & King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland

Mr Left and Mr Right by Daniel Fehr

Something Else by Kathryn Cave and illustrated by Chris Riddell.

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

Daddy, Papa and Me by Leslea Newman

Mommy, Mama and ME by Leslea Newman

The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino

The Family Book by Todd Parr

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too by Keith Negley

Mr Pod and Mr Picalilli – Nick Sharratt

Zaterdag by Saskia Halfmouw (a Dutch wordless book in which each page is filled with people from every cultural and social background doing different things on a Saturday – including an LGBT family simply being with everyone else)

Bloom by Kevin Pannetta

A Storm Of Strawberries by Jo Cotterill

The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue


Black Flamingoby Dean Atta

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley: 

George by Alex Gino: 

Better Nate Than Never by Tim Federle: 

Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz 

Queer: A graphic history by Meg-John Barker & Julia Scheele

Love, Simon (or Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda) by Becky Albertalli

Dear Ijeawele: A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi

The left hand of darkness by Ursula le Guin

Beyond the gender binary by Alok Vaid- Menon 

Creative resistance: participatory methods for engaging queer youth by John Marnell & Gabriel Hoosain Khan

50 queers who changed the world: a celebration of LGBTQ+ icons by Dan Jones


Can We All Be Feminists? Edited by June Eric-Udorie and published by Virago.

The ministry of utmost happiness by Arundhati Roy

We are everywhere by Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown

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