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We’re joining libraries across the nation in celebrating Rainbow Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and  books that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. NCW Libraries is committed to providing resources that foster community, understanding, and access to the very best in LGBTQ+ literature.

This year we are partnering with Wenatchee Pride to bring you a curated list of recommended books to celebrate Rainbow Book Month & Pride Month.

Wenatchee Pride’s mission is to empower and connect the North Central Washington LGBTQ+ community and its allies toward creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive and equitable environment for all.

To find our more about Wenatchee Pride, check out their website, Facebook, and Instagram

Picture Books for Children

Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss –print, eBook on Hoopla, eBook on Overdrive

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall –print, print w/audio

Jack, Not Jackie by Erica Silverman

Chapter Books for Children


George by Alex Gino- print, eBook, eAudio on Overdrive, eAudio on hoopla

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke –print, eBook

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender –print, eAudio

A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy –print, eBook, eAudio

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff 

The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith (GN)

Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo

Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow –print, eBook, eAudio

Alan Cole is Not a Coward by Eric Bell

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake –print, print in Spanish

The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean


Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

I am Jazz! by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

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Books for Young Adults


Bad Boy by Elliot Wake

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender –print, eBook, audiobook, eAudio on Overdrive, eAudio on hoopla

How it All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi

Furia by Yamile Saled Mendez

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera –print, Español

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz –print, Large Type, Español, audiobook, eAudio

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera –print, Español, eBook, eAudio

Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones –print, eBook

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas –print, eBook, eAudio


The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

Books for Adults


You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat –print, eBook, eAudio

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf –large type print, eBook, audiobook 

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde –print, eBook, eAudio

All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad –eBook, eAudiobook

Speak No Evil: A Novel by Uzodinma Iweala –print, large print, audiobook

Johnny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead –print, eBook, eAudio

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong –print, eBook, eAudio

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston –print, eBook, eAudio

This is How is Always Is by Laurie Frankel –print, eBook, eAudio

Nevada by Imogen Binnie

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall –eBook, eAudio

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom


Black Boy Out of Time: A Memoir by Hari Ziyad

Mean by Myriam Gurba

Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir by Cherrie Moraga

Born Both: An Intersex Life by Hida Viloria

A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir by Kate Bornstein

Redefining Realness: My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde


Homie: Poems by Danez Smith

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community by Laura Erickson-Schroth

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt –eBook, eAudio

Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity by Arlene Stein

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde –print, eAudio

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein

Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us by CN Lester –print, eAudio

Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay –print, eAudio

Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians by Austen Hartke –print, eAudio

The Transgender Child by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper –print, eBook, eAudio

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson

The Black Unicorn: Poems by Audre Lorde

LGBTQ+ Resources

Stonewall Book Awards -The first and longest-enduring award for LGBTQ+ literature

Rainbow Book List -LGBTQ+ book lists for children and teens

Wenatchee Pride

Pride Foundation

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