Show Your Pride! Book List & Resources

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