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In June, we celebrate Pride month! This is an opportunity to read about people that are different from yourself. Doing this can help overcome personal prejudices. 

This is also an opportunty to discover new books about your own orientation and read about people going through the same experiences as you!

Read With PRIDE!

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Teen

This Book Is Gay

James Dawson · Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"This egregious gap has now been filled to a fare-thee-well by Dawson's book..." - BOOKLIST (Starred) Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared...
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Ramona Blue

Julie Murphy · Balzer Bray
Pages: 420
Format: Print book

From Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' and Side Effects May Vary, comes another fearless heroine, Ramona Blue, in a gorgeously evocative novel about family, friendship, and how sometimes love can be more fluid than you first think. Perfect for fans of Rainbow...
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Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

Ann Bausum · Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

That's the Stonewall.The Stonewall Inn.Pay attention.History walks through that door.In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families...
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It's Not Like It's a Secret

Misa Sugiura · HarperTeen
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

This charming and bittersweet coming-of-age story featuring two girls of color falling in love is part To All the Boys I've Loved Before and part Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when...

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Becky Albertalli · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 303
Format: Print book

William C. Morris Award Winner

National Book Award Longlist

Everybody is talking about Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda!

"A remarkable gift of a novel." - Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle
"I am so in love with this book." - Nina LaCour,...

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The Love Interest

Cale Dietrich · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets. Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding,...
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The Blindfold

Siri Hustvedt · Trafalgar Square; 2nd Revised edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"You're Ellie Spencer."I opened my mouth, just as he added, "And your eyes are opening." Seventeen-year-old Ellie Spencer is just like any other teenager at her boarding school. She hangs out with her best friend Kevin, she obsesses over Mark, a cute and mysterious...
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Fire Song

ADAM GARNET JONES · Annick Press
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

How can Shane reconcile his feelings for David with his desire for a better life? Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned...
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I'll Give You the Sun

Jandy Nelson · Dial Books
Pages: 371
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times Bestselling story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Jenny Offill, Emma Straub, and Rainbow Rowell

"We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same...
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Ash

Malinda Lo · Little
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Cinderella retold

In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal...
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Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Katie Ormsbee · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

After a shout-out from one of the Internet's superstar vloggers, Natasha "Tash" Zelenka suddenly finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust in the limelight: She's gone viral.

Her show is a modern adaption of Anna Karenina--written...
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None of the Above

I. W. Gregorio · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex . . . and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl,...

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green · Speak
Pages: 53
Format: Print book

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most...
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The miseducation of Cameron Post

emily m. danforth · Balzer + Bray; 1 edition
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.
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Boy Meets Boy

David Levithan · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 185
Format: Paperback

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback) , and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight...

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Juvenile

Better Nate Than Ever

Tim Federle · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Slate Favorite Book of the Year. A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T. The Musical. Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, hes wanted to star in a Broadway...
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Drama

Raina Telgemeier · Graphix/Scholastic
Pages: 233
Format: Hardcover

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really...
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Gracefully Grayson

Ami Polonsky · Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

"Tenderly and courageously told, Gracefully Grayson is a small miracle of a book. Its story is so compelling I found myself holding my breath as I read it and so intimate I felt as if what was happening to Grayson was happening to me. Thank you, Ami Polonsky, for creating this memorable...
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George

Alex Gino · Scholastic Inc.
Format: Audio CD

BE WHO YOU ARE.When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really,...
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Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community

Robin Stevenson · Orca Books Publishers
Pages: 120
Format: Print book

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing...
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Lily and Dunkin

Donna Gephart · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Gephart has written a story that will speak not just to one specific community, but to humanity as a whole." --VOYA

For readers who enjoyed Wonder and Counting by 7's, award-winning author Donna Gephart crafts a compelling dual narrative about two remarkable...
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Marco Impossible

Hannah Moskowitz · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz, best friends Stephen and Marco attempt a go-for-broke heist to break into the high school prom and get Marco onstage to confess his love for and hopefully steal the heart of Benji, the adorable exchange student and bass player of the prom band. Of course,...
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