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We continue our celebration of Rainbow Book Month with some recommendations for young adult readers.

If you missed it, check out this blog with suggested reading for children.

No Way, They Were Gay? by Lee Wind

Explore the hidden, and often surprising, lives and loves of two dozen historical figures through poetry, memoir, news clippings and images of ancient artwork.

Simon Snow Trilogy by Rainbow Rowell

In their senior year at Watford School of Magicks, Simon Snow and his roommate Baz battle monsters, dragons and vampires, while dealing with the demands of schoolwork, love interests, heartache, and so much more. The fun starts with Carry On, continues with Wayward Son, and concludes with Any Way the Wind Blows.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

A fierce, funny and frank book about breaking the rules and finding love in unexpected places.

No Way They Were Gay book cover
Carry On book cover
Shara Wheeler book cover

What If It’s Us and Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli

A funny, heartfelt story about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe if pushing them together or pulling them apart.

Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler

Amber McCloud’s dream is to become cheer captain. But when the football team’s quarterback dies in an accident and is replaced by a girl, her future on the squad is threatened. While everyone wants to take down the new girl, Amber is falling for her.

The Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas

Before one of them moves away, two black queer best friends spend their last day together with an epic journey through Baltimore while trying to keep their families off their trail.

What if it's us book cover
Home Field Advantage book cover
Kings of Bmore book cover

Browse the complete American Library Association 2022 Rainbow Book List for children and teens

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