Books for LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By Luis Diaz | June 7 2022 | General

In June we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, which honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan.

Pride Month is a time to both celebrate the accomplishments of those in the LGBTQ+ community and also recognize the ongoing struggles faced by many across the world who wish to live as their most authentic selves.

To honor this community, here is a selection of titles that we encourage you to share with your students

We proudly amplify these authors during Pride Month and all year long as we invite readers to discover their stories. To uplift LGBTQ+ youth and help ensure they get the chance to write their own stories, Penguin Random House is donating 15% of net proceeds in June 2022 to The Trevor ProjectLGBTQ Saves, and the Zebra Coalition (up to $30K Total). 


Rainbow Milk
A Novel
Nominated for a 34th annual Lambda Literary Award
$17.00 US
May 31, 2022
336 Pages

A Memoir
Finalist for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction   "Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs." --The New York Times Book Review "A ball of light hurled into the dark undertow of migration and survival." --Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly GorgeousA love story with the heart of Austen classics and a reflective journey of becoming that shift our own perceptions of romance, identity, gender, and the fairness of life.
$18.00 US
Jun 08, 2021
320 Pages
Penguin Books

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
A Biomythography
“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page.”
$16.99 US
Jan 01, 1982
272 Pages
Crossing Press

A Coming-of-Gender Story
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER"Transformative ... If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." --The New York Times Book Review (A Paperback Row Pick) A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above."A beautiful book . . . honest and funny."--Trevor Noah, The Daily Show"Sensational."--Tyler Oakley"Jacob Tobia is a force." --Good Morning America"A trans Nora Ephron . . . both honest and didactic." --OUT Magazine"A rallying cry for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong." --Woman's Day
$18.00 US
Mar 03, 2020
352 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons

Dream of the Divided Field
From an award-winning poet comes a collection on heartbreak and transitions, written with a piercing lyric ferocity
$16.00 US
Mar 01, 2022
96 Pages
One World

App Kid
How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream
App Kid is an inspiring and deeply personal coming of age memoir from one of Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneurs—a second-generation immigrant who taught himself how to code as a thirteen-year-old and went on to claim his share of the American dream.
$27.00 US
Sep 21, 2021
304 Pages

Legendary Children
The First Decade of RuPaul's Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life
A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the pop culture blog Tom and LorenzoNPR's Best Books of the Year 2020 pickA New York Times New & Noteworthy bookOne of Logo/NewNowNext's "11 Queer Books We Can't Wait to Read This Spring"
$18.00 US
Mar 03, 2020
288 Pages
Penguin Books

Detransition, Baby
A Novel
A whipsmart debut about three women--transgender and cisgender--whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex.
$18.00 US
Oct 05, 2021
368 Pages
One World