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LGBT+ and Pride

Take a look at our recommended LGBTQIA+ books for all ages. For more titles, search 'LGBTQ+ Interest' on our online catalogue.

'Twas the Night Before Pride

Joanna McClintick and Juana Medina - 2022

With bright illustrations and lyrical, age-appropriate rhyme, this book tackles difficult content such as the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS marches.

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space

David Shaun Hutchinson - 2022

When Noa closes his eyes on Earth and wakes up on a spaceship called Qriosity just as it's about to explode, he's pretty sure things can't get much weirder. Boy is he wrong. Trapped aboard Qriosity are also DJ and Jenny, neither of whom remember how they got onboard the ship. Together, the three face all the dangers of space, along with murder, aliens, a school dance, and one really, really bad day. But none of this can prepare Noa for the biggest challenge - falling in love.

ABC Pride

Louie Stowell and Elly Barnes - 2022

Discover the meaning behind the colours of the Pride flag and the origins of the annual Pride celebration. 'ABC Pride' introduces young readers to key concepts and inclusive terminology, helping to foster understanding and allyship.


Tanya Byrne - 2021

Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again, the only thing that separates them is death. This New Year's Eve, Ash is gets an RSVP from the afterlife she can't decline: to join a clan of fierce girl reapers who take the souls of the city's dead to await their fate. But Ash can't forget her first love, Poppy, and she will do anything to see her again - even if it means they only get a few more days together.

Alice Austen Lived Here

Alex Gino - 2022

Sam is nonbinary, and when Sam's home borough of Staten Island opens up a contest for a new statue, Sam finds the perfect subject: photographer Alice Austen, who lived with a female partner for decades. Soon, Sam's project isn't just about winning the contest. It's about discovering a rich history that Sam's a part of.

Boy Like Me

Simon James Green - 2023

In the margins of a book's pages, sparks fly as a teenage romance begins. But in this time and place, sparks like these can only ignite trouble. It's 1994 and thanks to Section 28, there can be no mention of gay relationships in UK schools. When a kind librarian leads Jamie to a disguised novel in the library that reflects his own confused feelings towards boys, Jamie sees that he's not the only one who has checked the book out.

Can Everyone Please Calm Down?

Mae Matin - 2019

If there's one area that Mae Martin is 100% anecdotally and personally qualified to tackle, it's sexuality: should there be any such thing as a 'sexuality spectrum', then Mae has probably existed at every point on it at some stage in her life. This book is Mae's attempt to demystify sexuality by narrating her own often humiliating adventures in sex, dating and gender identity.

Coming Out Stories

Emma Goswell - 2021

An empowering, witty and uplifting collection of coming out stories and advice from LGBTQ+ people from around the world, based on the hugely successful podcast 'Coming Out Stories.'

Cupid's Revenge

Wibke Brueggemann - 2023

Tilly isn't looking for a girlfriend, but her best friend Teddy is. Enter Katherine Cooper-Bunting: beautiful, charming, and perfect for Teddy. So why does Tilly find herself using any excuse to join the theatre production they're starring in? And why can't she stop thinking about Katherine?


James L. Sutter - 2023

David used to be in a band with his best friends Chance and Eli. Now the band, Darkhearts, is super famous, with a legion of fans - and David's out of the band and back in high school, brooding over everything he lost out on. Then tragedy throws David and Chance back together. Chance is everything David is not: a swaggeringly drop-dead gorgeous rock god. And yet spending more time alone with Chance, David has to admit he actually misses being with his old friend - and maybe he feels something more.