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PRIDE Reading Guide

Pride Reading Guide

As part of Pride Month, we want to celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ creators and stories. Looking for something great to read? We've got lots of ideas! Check out these suggested reading lists for all ages.

Each category below features a select number of staff picks, but our collection has much more on each topic, and usually includes both print and digital copies for each title. Audiobooks (both on CD and digital) are also available for many of these titles.

Looking for something specific? Email our Ask A Librarian service and we'd be happy to help you find something! Helping you find your next great read is our favourite thing.

2SLGBTQIA+ eBooks/eAudiobooks on Overdrive/Libby

Looking for eBooks and eAudiobooks? We've got lots of great PRIDE lists on Overdrive/Libby (Overdrive is our eBook provider, and Libby is the name of the app you can use to access eBooks on any device).

We have most of these titles in print as well, so if you see a title you like, then look it up in our online catalogue. Likewise, the scrolling galleries in the rest of this guide are mostly linked to print copies in our catalogue, but most of them are also available in eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

2SLGBTQIA+ Picture Books

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Gender Diverse Kids (Picture Books)

Cover of My Rainbow
Cover of Julián Is a Mermaid
Cover of What Riley wore.
Cover of When Aiden Became a Brother
Cover of A house for everyone : a story to help children learn about gender identity and gender expression.
Cover of Red : a crayon's story
Cover of Sparkle Boy
Cover of From the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea.
Cover of 10,000 Dresses
Cover of Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress.
Cover of Jacob's new dress.
Cover of I am Jazz
Cover of Ho'onani : hula warrior.

2SLGBTQIA+ Non-Fiction (Kids)

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2SLGBTQIA+ Middle Grade Fiction

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Trans & Non-Binary Kids in Middle Grade Fiction

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Cover of George
Cover of The Witch Boy
Cover of The Pants Project
Cover of Ana on the Edge
Cover of The Deep and Dark Blue
Cover of Gracefully Grayson
Cover of Zenobia July
Cover of Dragon Pearl (Rick Riordan Presents)
Cover of The Other Boy
Cover of Felix Yz
Cover of My Dad Thinks I'm a Boy?

2SLGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels (Kids)

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2SLGBTQIA+ YA Fiction

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Trans & Non-Binary Leads in YA Fiction

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Cover of When the Moon was ours
Cover of If I was your girl
Cover of I wish you all the best
Cover of Meet Cute Diary
Cover of Not your Villain
Cover of Pet
Cover of Stay Gold
Cover of Can't take that away
Cover of Ciel
Cover of Birthday
Cover of Between Perfect and Real
Cover of The Passing Playbook
Cover of The (un)Popular Vote
Cover of Cemetary Boys

2SLGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels (Teens)

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Exploring Gender and Sexuality (Adult and YA)

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Parenting books for 2SLGBTQIA+ families

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2SLGBTQIA+ Adult Fiction

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Two-spirit | Indigiqueer | 2SLGBTQIA+ Indigenous Authors

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Cover of Thunder THrough my Veins
Cover of NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes From the Field
Cover of A History of My Brief Body
Cover for Full Metal Indigiqueer
Cover of Post colonial Love Poem
Cover of Kiskajeyi = I am ready : a hermeneutic exploration of Mi'kmaq komqwejwi'kasikl poetry
Cover for Nature Poem
Cover of Surviving the City.
Cover of Moonshot: the Indigenous Comics Collection (Volume 2).
Cover of Elatsoe

Asexuality (Middle Grade, YA, Adult)

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Cover for Let's Talk About Love
Cover for Loveless
Cover of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex
Cover of Jughead
Cover of Radio Silence
Cover of The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Cover of Tash Hearts Tolstoy

2SLGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels (Adults)

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2SLGBTQIA+ History and Issues

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2SLGBTQIA+ Memoirs and Biographies

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