June is Pride Month!
Every year, June is dedicated to celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, with this year marking the 50th anniversary of LGBTQ+ Pride traditions.
Poudre River Public Library District is committed to welcoming and honoring the diversity of our community. We celebrate Pride by supporting social and self-acceptance, achievements, and inclusiveness. The library is a place where everyone belongs.
Colorado is home to several local organizations and chapters with extensive resources including SPLASH NOCO, Colorado Name Change Project, PFLAG, NOCO Equality, NOCO Safe Space and CSU’s Pride Resouce Center. You may recognize some of these groups from previous library programs! These groups provide opportunities to learn, support, and empower our LGBTQ community. On a national level, additional resources and learning opportunities include The Trevor Project and GLAAD.
Library staff collaborated on creating a book list for kids, tweens, teens, and adults highlighting 40 LGBTQ+ stories, authors, and characters. For additional book recommendations, check out the 2020 Lambda Award Winners.
Happy Pride, ya’ll!
It Feels Good to be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn; illustrated by Noah Grigni
Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley
Jacob’s Room to Choose by Sarah and Ian Hoffman; illustrated by Chris Case
Except When They Don’t by Laura Gehl; illustrated by Joshua Heinsz
A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima
A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith and Brooke Kerrigan
Baby’s First Words by Tessa Strickland & Kate DePalma ; illustrations by Christiane Engel
Ogilvy by Deborah Underwood; illustrations by T.L. McBeth
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom; illustrated by Wai-Yant Li & Kai Yun Ching
Rick by Alex Gino
Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
George by Alex Gino
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson
We Have Always Been Here: a Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib
Nevada by Imogen Binnie
How We Fight for our Lives: a Memoir by Saeed Jones
The ABC’s of LGBT+: Beyond Binary by Ashley Mardell
Queer: a Graphic History by Meg-John Barker
In the Dream House: a Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown
Las Biuty Queens por Iván Monalisa Ojeda
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington