Booklists, reading recommendations, guest essays, and more — celebrate Pride Month in our favorite way: with books!
“...we no longer have to identify with the monsters...unless we want to.”
“Songs for Gay Kids Who Sleep With Their Legs Wrapped Around Their Pillows”
"Without those books, and a safe place to discover them, I would be a stranger to myself today."
"Every child deserves to see themselves uplifted and cherished in literature, at home, and in their community."
"I’m not naive enough to think that every problem in the world can be solved with the power of love, but employing basic human empathy and kindness is always a good place to start."
"I was essentially asking permission: Could I write this book that was so much about my identity?"
"I still believe...that narrative is an insidious form of magic."
"I feel a real kinship with these titles because, like me, they came out at a difficult time."
"This selection of primarily Own Voices books highlights some of our recent favorites for all age groups."
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