Happy Pride! There are so many more picture books with LGBTQ+ content than there used to be and June is the perfect time for a picture books for Pride Month display. As I was putting together my display this year, I was delighted that we have more books to choose from than ever before. If you’re putting up a Pride display, here are some books to consider including.
This year, my colleague tackled a Pride display with adult and teen titles and I tasked myself with displaying picture books for Pride Month. There have been more and more books published recently and I seek them out because I want our collection to include everyone in our community. Two great places to start finding books for your Pride Month displays are the Stonewall Book Awards and the Rainbow Book List. Both these sites have many recommended books that can help you pull a display together. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope by Jodie Patterson, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney-Barlow. Crown. 2021.
Jacob’s School Play: Starring He, She, and They by Ian Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman, illustrated by Chris Chase. Magination Press. 2021.
Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack & Isabel Galupo, illustrated by Becca Human. Little Bee. 2019.
Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson. Orca. 2019.
Pride Puppy! By Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin. Orca. 2021.
Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis. Little Bee. 2018.
Sam is My Sister by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, illustrated by MacKenzie Haley. Albert Whitman & Co. 2021.
What Are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns by Katherine Locke, illustrated by Anne Passchier. Little, Brown. 2021.
When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita. Lee & Low. 2019.