Recommended books to celebrate Pride

Primary and Secondary

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Something Else by Kathryn Cave and illustrated by Chris Riddell.

A Storm Of Strawberries by Jo Cotterill

The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue

Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow by Benjamin Dean

The Girl with Two Dads by Mel Elliott 

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert

Mr Left and Mr Right by Daniel Fehr

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)

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis

I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings 

Little People, Big Dreams series including Ru Paul, Alan Turing and Frida Kahlo

Julian Is A Mermaid by Jessica Love

The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too by Keith Negley

Donovan’s Big Day by Leslea Newman

Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

Daddy, Papa and Me by Leslea Newman

Mommy, Mama and ME by Leslea Newman

King & King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland

Bloom by Kevin Pannetta

The Family Book by Todd Parr

This Day in June by Gayle E Pitman

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

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

Mr Pod and Mr Picalilli – Nick Sharratt

Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman

My Shadow is Pink by Scott Stuart

The GayBCs by Matthew Lucas Web.

Love Frankie by Jacqueline Wilson


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

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

Black Flamingoby Dean Atta

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

Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley

Better Nate Than Never by Tim Federle

George by Alex Gino

The left hand of darkness by Ursula le Guin

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

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

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Rise Up! The Art of the Protest by Jo Rippon 

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders 

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

Queer Heroes by Arabelle Sicardi

Beyond the gender binary by Alok Vaid- Menon 

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson


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

Under the Udala Trees – Chinelo Okparanta

The ministry of utmost happiness by Arundhati Roy

We are everywhere by Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown

The Mermaid of Black Conch- Monique Roffey

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