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LGBT+ History Month for Young Readers

October is LGBT+ History month! Learn about the history of 2SLGBTQIA+ people and the fight for equal rights with this educational booklist for young readers. To see the entire list of titles, click here.
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Pride
S.A. Caldwell
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: History | Juvenile literature
The LGBTQ+ community is so much more than rainbow flags and the month of June. In this beautifully designed dynamic book, young readers will learn about ground-breaking events, including historic pushes for equality and the legalization of same-sex marriages across the world.
The LGBTQ+ community is so much more than rainbow flags and the month of June. In this beautifully designed dynamic book, young readers will learn about ground-breaking events, including historic pushes for equality and the legalization of same-sex marriages across the world.
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What is the AIDS Crisis?
Nico Medina
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: health | Juvenile literature
A history of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s spotlights the heroic efforts of AIDS activists who fought for medical research and new medicines, for proper health care for patients, and for compassionate recognition of people with AIDS.
A history of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s spotlights the heroic efforts of AIDS activists who fought for medical research and new medicines, for proper health care for patients, and for compassionate recognition of people with AIDS.
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Rainbow Revolutionaries
Sarah Prager
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: biography | gender identity | Juvenile literature
Rainbow Revolutionaries brings to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people from around the world.
Rainbow Revolutionaries brings to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people from around the world. Through Sarah Prager's (Queer, There, and Everywhere) short, engaging bios, and Sarah Papworth's bold, dynamic art, readers can delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people, Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who's helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more.
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Stonewall
Rob Sanders
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: Civil rights | Gay rights | Juvenile literature
This book describes the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, which sparked the gay liberation movement in the United States, and details the history of LGBTQ rights since the riots.
This book describes the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, which sparked the gay liberation movement in the United States, and details the history of LGBTQ rights since the riots.
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LGBTQ+ Rights
Virginia Loh-Hagan
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: Civil rights | Juvenile literature | Sexual minorities
Learn all about LGBTQ+ activism, from gender-neutral bathrooms to legalizing same-sex marriage.
Learn all about LGBTQ+ activism, from gender-neutral bathrooms to legalizing same-sex marriage. Get a global look at the history of the movement, meet the activists involved, and celebrate some of the legal victories! Each chapter ends with a call to action, so kids can feel inspired to get involved in their own communities.
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The Meaning of Pride
Rosiee Thor
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: Gay rights | Juvenile literature | Sexual minorities
Celebrating the culture and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, this vibrant picture book shows young readers that there are many ways to show your pride and make a difference.
Celebrating the culture and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, this vibrant picture book shows young readers that there are many ways to show your pride and make a difference.