LGBTQIA+ Noteworthy classics

Books of merit featuring LGBTQIA characters and experiences published before June 1, 2021. For new releases, please see our PRIDE list here

What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns By Katherine Locke, Anne Passchier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katherine Locke, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316542067
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

Love Makes a Family By Sophie Beer Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525554226
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Published: Dial Books - December 24th, 2018

Baby's First Words By Barefoot Books, Christiane Engel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Barefoot Books, Christiane Engel (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781782858720
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Published: Barefoot Books - October 1st, 2019

Daddy, Papa, and Me By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781582462622
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Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

Mommy, Mama, and Me By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781582462639
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Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish By Lil Miss Hot Mess, Olga de Dios Ruiz (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762467655
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 5th, 2020

Worm Loves Worm By J. J. Austrian, Mike Curato (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. J. Austrian, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062386335
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 5th, 2016

Uncle Bobby's Wedding By Sarah S. Brannen, Lucia Soto (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah S. Brannen, Lucia Soto (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499810080
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Published: little bee books - May 12th, 2020

Ho'onani: Hula Warrior By Heather Gale, Mika Song (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heather Gale, Mika Song (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735264496
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Published: Tundra Books - October 1st, 2019

Prince & Knight By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Haack, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499805529
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Published: little bee books - May 1st, 2018

Papa, Daddy, & Riley By Seamus Kirst, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Seamus Kirst, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433832390
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Published: Magination Press - May 5th, 2020

Julián Is a Mermaid By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Max on the Farm By Kyle Lukoff, Luciano Lozano (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Luciano Lozano (Illustrator)
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781478868637
Published: Reycraft Books - May 29th, 2020

When Aidan Became a Brother By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

Plenty of Hugs By Fran Manushkin, Kip Alizadeh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Kip Alizadeh (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525554011
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Be Who You Are By Todd Parr Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316265232
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity By Brook Pessin-Whedbee, Naomi Bardoff (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781785927287
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - December 21st, 2016

My Maddy By Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433830440
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Published: Magination Press - May 25th, 2020

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And Tango Makes Three: Book and CD By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator), Neil Patrick Harris (Read by) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781481449946
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Published: Little Simon - June 2nd, 2015

Jerome By Heart By Thomas Scotto (Text by), Olivier Tallec, Claudia Bedrick (Translated by), Karin Snelson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Thomas Scotto (Text by), Olivier Tallec, Claudia Bedrick (Translated by), Karin Snelson (Translated by)
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781592702503
Published: Enchanted Lion - April 3rd, 2018

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250302953
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

Drum Roll, Please By Lisa Jenn Bigelow Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9780062791153
Published: HarperCollins - May 14th, 2019

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World By Ashley Herring Blake Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316515474
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338129311
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

Rick By Alex Gino Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338048100
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 21st, 2020

One True Way By Shannon Hitchcock Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338181746
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 28th, 2019

Birdie and Me By J. M. M. Nuanez Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399186776
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - February 18th, 2020

The Witch Boy: A Graphic Novel (The Witch Boy Trilogy #1) By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

The Best at It By Maulik Pancholy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062866417
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 8th, 2019

Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History By Sarah Prager, Sarah Papworth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Prager, Sarah Papworth (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780062947758
Published: HarperCollins - May 26th, 2020

Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338843415
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022

The List of Things That Will Not Change By Rebecca Stead Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781101938096
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 7th, 2020

The Deepest Breath By Meg Grehan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358354758
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Published: Clarion Books - February 16th, 2021

Obie Is Man Enough By Schuyler Bailar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593379462
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

You Should See Me in a Crown By Leah Johnson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338503296
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Published: PUSH - June 1st, 2021

The Black Flamingo By Dean Atta Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062990297
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 26th, 2020

A High Five for Glenn Burke By Phil Bildner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374312732
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 25th, 2020

A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope By Patrice Caldwell (Editor) Cover Image
By Patrice Caldwell (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984835659
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Verona Comics By Jennifer Dugan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525516286
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

The Fascinators By Andrew Eliopulos Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780062888044
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2020

Pet By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525647072
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Published: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019

Full Disclosure By Camryn Garrett Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781984829955
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2019

Only Mostly Devastated: A Novel By Sophie Gonzales Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250315892
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Published: Wednesday Books - March 3rd, 2020

Redwood and Ponytail: (Novels for Preteen Girls, Children’s Fiction on Social Situations, Fiction Books for Young Adults, LGBTQ Books, Stories in Verse) By K.A. Holt Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452172880
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2019

The State of Us By Shaun David Hutchinson Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780062950314
Published: HarperTeen - June 2nd, 2020

The Henna Wars By Adiba Jaigirdar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624149689
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Published: Page Street YA - May 12th, 2020

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali By Sabina Khan Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338582154
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Published: PUSH - June 2nd, 2020

The Music of What Happens By Bill Konigsberg Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338215519
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

19 Love Songs By David Levithan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984848635
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Stay Gold By Tobly McSmith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062943170
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Published: HarperTeen - May 26th, 2020

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages By Saundra Mitchell, Malinda Lo, Robin Talley Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781335146816
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Published: Inkyard Press - May 26th, 2020

Out Now: Queer We Go Again! By Saundra Mitchell, Will Kostakis, Fox Benwell Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781335018267
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Published: Inkyard Press - May 26th, 2020

Burn By Patrick Ness Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780062869494
Published: Quill Tree Books - June 2nd, 2020

Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Princess Princess Ever After By K. O'Neill, K. O'Neill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By K. O'Neill, K. O'Neill (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620107140
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Published: Oni Press - March 3rd, 2020

Where We Go From Here By Lucas Rocha, Larissa Helena (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lucas Rocha, Larissa Helena (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781338556247
Published: PUSH - June 2nd, 2020

Camp By L. C. Rosen Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780316537759
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 26th, 2020

If I Was Your Girl By Meredith Russo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250078414
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 26th, 2018

Tell Me How You Really Feel By Aminah Mae Safi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250299482
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 11th, 2019

The Falling in Love Montage By Ciara Smyth Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062957115
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Published: HarperTeen - June 9th, 2020

The Gravity of Us By Phil Stamper Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781547600144
Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 4th, 2020

The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures By ND Stevenson, ND Stevenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By ND Stevenson, ND Stevenson (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062278272
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 3rd, 2020

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me By Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722590
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Published: First Second - May 7th, 2019

Tarnished Are the Stars By Rosiee Thor Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338312270
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain By Will Walton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338608304
Published: PUSH - June 2nd, 2020

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns (Quick & Easy Guides) By Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson, Archie Bongiovanni (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620104996
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Published: Limerence Press - June 12th, 2018

The Moon Within (Scholastic Gold) By Aida Salazar Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338283389
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

King and the Dragonflies (Scholastic Gold) By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338129342
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 3rd, 2022

Seeing Gender By Iris Gottlieb, Kacen Callender (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Iris Gottlieb, Kacen Callender (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781797211978
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 26th, 2022

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet By Jen Ferguson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063086166
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Published: Heartdrum - May 10th, 2022

I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250244451
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 3rd, 2022